As you may or may not know I am a huge fan of Chrome's old slip on the Milo. Without a doubt the best shoe for toe clip riding that I have ever used, so when Chrome announced that they were doing another slip on I knew I had to get my hands on a pair.
The Chrome Tobruk
One of the coolest things about the shoe is that Chrome keeps the front of the sole flexible but adds a stiffening insert that starts behind the ball of the foot and continues back through the whole shoe adding much needed pedaling stiffness.
I've been riding in a pair of the Chrome Kursk lace ups since last fall and have been really enjoying them. There were a few moments during the breaking in process that I wanted to throw them off a cliff, but I persevered and they've settled in nicely. I am not alone in that regard, several of my friends who received shoes during the "Turds for Gold" have had the same experience with both the struggle and the eventual positive outcome.
As I write this I've only used them a couple of times, but I'm looking forward to giving them a good thrashing. They are lightweight, seem to breathe well, have a nice pedaling platform, and are slip ons (I've always had this paranoia about getting laces stuck in my fixed drivetrain). The bar was set pretty high with the Milo's and I am eager to see how these new shoes stack up.