With only 600 pairs produced, I have to say that Chrome’s special COG edition of their Southside shoe is the company’s best looking shoe. Distinguished from the standard gray Southsides only by an embossed tongue and -wait for it- colorful custom footbed, the Chrome X COG version is ever so slightly cooler, but it’s enough to put it at the top of my own Chrome shopping list. The oiled leather uppers should gain character over time and the blown rubber midsole should make them just as comfortable off the bike as on it (probably more comfortable off, truth be told). If you’re looking for a classy sneaker that whispers rather than screams bike, the Chrome X COG Southside wouldn’t be a bad place to drop your $120. Cross the tracks for more pics and the full release…
THE COG SOUTHSIDE
COG Magazine was born from a very similar place as Chrome was…an obsession with all things bike.
For the past five years Peter DiAntoni and Kevin Sparrow have been brilliantly capturing the events,
races, rides, personalities and craftspeople who make up the global urban cycling community and
repurposing those photos and stories in the form of a quarterly print magazine.
Chrome has been supporting the efforts of COG since it’s inception and we wanted to show our appreciation for all that they’ve done for the world of bikes by offering to do a shoe embellishing their name and incorporating their own creative slant.
Thus, the COG Mid-Ankle from Chrome was born. This is a full-grain All-City shoe meant for all things on and off the bike. The COG logo is embossed on the tongue, and the footbed is graced again with the logo on top of their own colorful design.
COG is distributed globally but most predominantly throughout the U.S. and Japan. Magazines are available at your local bike shop, Chrome Hub, or online at: http://cogmag.com/