DZR adds a completely new look to their casual clipless cycling shoes with the lace-up leather Turin boots. Mixing their standard balance of on-the-bike SPD pedaling efficiency and casual off-the-bike looks, these bring more of a motorcycling style to your bike commutes.
Plus, DZR has also updated their low-top vintage-look Cove sneakers and mid-cut workboot-look S24O bikepacking shoes in new spring colors. And they have just opened up DZR Europe to speed up delivery and cut down on shipping costs for tons more cyclists.
DZR Turin moto leather lace-up cycling boots
What’s to say about the new Turin other than that it takes a DZR clipless-ready rubber sneaker sole and mates it to a full-grain black leather hi-top upper to look like a pair of motorcycle riding boots. I’m not entirely sure what kind of bike these will be best suited for – steampunk gravel, low-rider eMTB chopper, or maybe rattle-can fixie – but I kinda want a pair too.
Commuting to work in the fall, winter & spring, I appreciate a SPD-compatible shoe that I can comfortably wear around town all day without looking like some weirdo bike racer, and without my cleats making it seem like I am wearing tap dancing shoes.
That’s what the DZR sneaker soled shoes seem to do best. DZR’s Variable Flex Shank inside is a full-length nylon reinforcement that is stiffer through the mid-foot/over the pedal for power transfer while riding, but with flex in the heel & toe for walkability. Then, the natural gum rubber sole promises good walking grip, and the deep recess keeps your cleat off the ground, while allowing room for pedal engagement (or also work with flat platform pedals, too.)
The Turin is available now for pre-order for $200 / 175€, and comes in whole sizes from 41-46. DZR doesn’t list an official weight, but I’d expect these to be more than 600g a shoe based on their construction.
DZR Cove low-cut vintage look cycling sneaker
Much like the moto DZR Turins, the Cove sneakers share the same exact Variable Flex Shank and natural rubber, clipless-ready sole. But the Coves get a much more low-key look, DZR calls their style vintage.
What they are, is a simple canvas & synthetic sneaker (vegan, as opposed to those moto boots) that you can ride a bike in, and walk around town while looking normal.
The $100 / 97€ Cove now comes in more color options: light gray & teal Cypress, black & brown Timber, and dark gray & black Midnight. Again they range from 41-47 in whole sizes only.
DZR S24O mid-cut bikepacking clipless cycling shoes
The S24O debuted a couple years back in a limited edition run as the first cycling shoes we saw hyped for bikepacking – hence the sub 24 hour overnighter naming. While that may sound a bit ludicrous at first glance, their durable lightweight leather construction, mid-cut coverage & classic work boot looks made them a popular choice, selling out quickly.
Now the $150 / 132€ S24Os are back adding a new Navy blue color to the original classic Mustard yellow. The mid-cut bikepacking boots get the same recessed cleat rubber sole & VFS reinforcement (and 41-47 sizing) as the DZR Turin & others, to transition smoothly from work to bike to camp.
DZR Europe, making sneaker cycling style more accessible?
Notice all the prices in Euros now too? San Francisco-based DZR recently opened up a warehouse in the UK and a Europe-focused website to “dramatically speed order fulfillment time” & smooth delivery across the continent. From the looks of it, shipping is still pretty high, and the final sale price is being converted to USD, so we’ll have to see how it pans out.