Since building my single speed giant Ive been running plastic cages and regular street shoes, me being used riding clipped in I wasn’t too comfortable not riding clipped in so I decided to look for a deal on some street shoe style cycling shoes. After spending some time in eBay I found someone selling pedal and shoe combo. I picked up a pair of chrome truk pro spd shoes and crank bros candy 2 pedals for 70$, a price I couldn’t pass up!
Chrome industries Is known in the urban cycling community for making high quality bags for several years. That being said their shoes live up to their reputation, I wear a size 11 in vans so I went with an 11. The fit was slightly on the bigger side but the width was good, they are made of heavy nylon and thicker souls with a stiff plastic foot bed which resemble traditional cycling shoes but are very comfortable to walk in, the cleat hardly makes contact with the ground when walking. These shoes not only preform well but look good to styled after classic converse chuck Taylor’s, these shoes hit all the marks!
The second part of the deal was a pair of crank broscandy 2 pedals. These pedals are made well, light and durable and super easy to clip in to, crank brows also has free rebuilds on their pedals too. The only gripe I have is that there is not a tension adjustment for the for the clip in but other than that they are a great pedal system. All in all these shoes and pedals made a great addition to my giant bowery single speed. Do your self a favor and pick up anything by chrome or crank bros you will not be disappointed