Jan 03, 2014
Take a more classic approach to your urban commute with the DZR Strasse mid-top shoes. The uppers are built with a mix of leather and herringbone-pattern fabric for a casual look but down below is a recessed pocket for two-bolt cleats and a mildly stiffened shank for more efficient pedaling. We plan on donning these for regular errands about town and might even hit our local bike park in them for a few sessions too.
Dec 08, 2013
These shoes are definitely urban shoes. They are meant to be worn in an urban setting, meant to be ridden in an urban setting and ultimately meant to be enjoyed in an urban setting. I found the shoes to be their most comfortable on rides less than 10 miles long. Their look allows them to be worn with many different styles, too.
Nov 22, 2013
The Tosca shoes from DZR stand out from the crowd. Looking like a pair of trainers we would happily own for everyday use, they’ve got a cunningly recessed section for bolting on your cleats.
Quality leather, plus herringbone fabric, reflective detailing and a reinforced stiffened sole – these shoes have had some serious thought go into them, and we’d happily wear these on a relaxed night out, as well as on the bike.
Nov 21, 2013
The DZR Marco is a polo-specific SPD-compatible high-top built around a nylon shank that provides a strong, stiff platform for efficient power transfer on the bike, in a style you can wear off. Polo can be a rough sport on the ankles, but the Marco’s high-top design includes a surprising amount of protection. The ankle padding feels like a cross between a lightweight hiking shoe and the pillowy interior of a skateboarding shoe without making them look like a set of clogs. I’ve never really been one for wearing high-tops, but after taking a few knocks, I have to say that I may be converted.
Oct 11, 2013
Overall I highly suggest the DZR Tosca’s for city riding. The shoes are comfortable for medium length rides (in my book that’s usually 30 miles or less) and for walking around town. I prefer to wear my Tosca’s in the fall/winter as they are a little too warm for my liking in the summer.
Oct 01, 2013
DZR has got an Dirt and Urban clipless Collection and a Dirt Flat Pedal Collection. The men shoes are available in EU 41 – 47 the unisex models are available in EU 37 – 47.
The shoe uses a fiberglass shank to provide enough stiffness to handle hard pedaling, but the sole still has enough traction for off-bike excursions. A hook and loop closure prevents the laces from snagging on crankarms and chainrings, and adds a little protection from the elements. The Terra models are available in 4 different colors (BLACK, Sea LTD, Forrest LTD, Plum LTD).
Sep 18, 2013
DZR's history as a shoe company began in the Swiss Alps, although they are now based out of San Francisco, California. They offer an extensive lineup of flat pedal and clipless shoes designed for everything from bike polo to World Cup downhill racing. The Sense is designed for flat pedal usage, and has an interchangeable flex system that allows riders to choose their preferred stiffness by selecting either a stiff or soft insole. The tread pattern of the sticky sole is patterned after a bike chain, with beveling to help provide additional grip. Available in sizes 41-47 EU, the Sense retails for $105 USD.
Sep 19, 2013
DZR has been pumping out SPD commuter / casual shoes for a while now. Now they are making the jump into the world of dirt. But first, a stop at the polo court. The DZR Marco is the worlds first bike polo specific shoe. The shoe is constructed with double stitching and feels very heavy duty. It has a stiff fiberglass shank and plastic heel cup for better performance on the bike. Padding is used on the outside of the foot to help prevent injury in case of a stray mallet strike. And, just in case it looks like a hot shoe, there are four large ventilation holes on the inner side of the shoe, plus the perforations on the top of the toe go all the way through for proper cooling.
Aug 29, 2013
DZR has been expanding their line year after year, and for 2014 is introducing the Terra mountain bike clipless shoes and the Sense flat pedal models. Pictured above is the Terra, a $130 shoe that can pass as a casual shoe after the ride, but doesn’t hold back on the on-the-bike performance. Stiffer and noticibly lighter than previous iterations, the Terra uses a fiberglass shank for rigidity and went through a full year of testing under a number of serious downhill riders to make sure the shoe was up to snuff, and able to last through a couple of seasons of riding.
Jun 22, 2012
Back in March, at the Riverside Bike Polo Tournament in Lafayette, IN, I heard Eric Kremin (of The Beaver Boys) talking about DZR approaching him about trying out a new clipless shoe that would fit the needs of a polo player. Getting back home from the tournament, I started my research into what I found DZR called the Task Collection. I sought out trying to get an interview with someone at DZR to find out some more info on the line.