If you’re looking for a casual shoe that still offers the ability to ride clipless than look no further than DZR shoes. For riders looking to be able to step off their bike and into a social setting DZR’s line of casual clipless shoes . Combining classic sneaker silhouettes with modern clipless SPD technology DZR shoes give cyclist another option when it comes to riding. With easy to use laces and comfortable enough to work in, DZRs are the perfect biking shoe for the commuter or anyone who wants to more seamlessly integrate cycling into their daily routine.
Bike commuting continues to become more popular; Wisconsin has seen a 34% increase and Minnesota 53% in the last decade as more people leave their cars. But traditional cycling shoes are not comfortable to wear off the bike and generally don’t look DZR’s shoes allow you to arrive ready to work. DZR shoes echo many classic sneaker styles; Vans-style slip-ons, low tops and high tops. The first ever “slip-on” cycling shoe, the Jetlag uses a velcro strap to secure the shoe for riding while still echoing the Vans you wore as a kid. There’s also a vegan option of the Jetlag; the Pigeon!
The Cove, Midnight and Minna offer a range of lowtop styles; with multiple materials used throughout the shoes all three of these kicks offer up stylish options for commuters; the Cove even comes with two different styles of laces for your customizable pleasure. The best-selling Minna model uses a black on black scheme that keeps the shoes understated yet surprising with ‘for your eyes only’ artwork on the footbed. In addition to the Minna, the Cove is also vegan and is perfect as a go anywhere cycling shoe for someone looking for that ‘quiver of one’.
Our personal favorites, the high tops, use an old-school close-fitting design that offers additional ankle support and protection. The H20 is a fully seam sealed shoe, making it the first waterproof, SPD compatible sneaker. Made from treated sheepskin is more supple and comfortable than some of your regular pairs of sneakers. The Tosca is a great mix of herringbone and leather, offering a sneaker that is classy and functional.
With a full rubber sole and flexible fiberglass shank, DZR shoes work well both on and off your bike. Minimizing barriers to riding is one of DZR’s goals and they do so by packing a lot into their shoes.As is true so often, it’s the small details that help set DZR apart. Large reflective detailing on the heel of shoe provides safety while natural gum rubber soles with recessed mounting brackets guarantee sure-footedness off the bike as well. Less noticeable details such as longer laces seem counter-intuitive until you realize that longer laces mean you can safely tuck them under the elastic lace catch on the tongue to ensure they stay well away from your hungry chainring. DZR shoes come with a six month warranty and they also offer repair services if Fido get a hold of your kicks as well. If you’re looking for a casual shoe that still lets you seamlessly transition from bike to bar, or boardroom, than DZR is worth checking out.