Since it appeared on the scene, Chrome has had a reputation for durable, high quality products. They have to be tough to stand up to the abuse that bike messengers dish out. Chrome Truk shoes are just as tough as its messenger bags. After all, they're made out of the same ultra tough 1000 denier Cordura. Hammering through city streets on a fixie is every bit as hard on your equipment as it is on your body. Chrome built its Truk shoes to stand up to unreasonable amounts of cruelty, then come back and ask for seconds. The sole is made from tried and true vulcanized rubber, and it's not just tough it's skid resistant, as well. A board lasted outsole stiffens up the shoe for better pedaling efficiency and blister elimination. The heel is also protected with a rubber heel cup, and the midsole has a reinforcing nylonfiberglass shank.