DZR: The Almost Perfect Commuter Shoe

DZR: The Almost Perfect Commuter Shoe

DZR shoes are perfect for commuting, except for one thing.

50 Comments

  1. August Games on July 26, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Must say, I think that’s sounds pretty durable. I think the fact that they clip in and also provides softness is a difficult combination. The soft parts will constantly grind and stretch where they’re next to unforgiving stiff parts. 1 year of daily use sounds pretty good.



  2. Francisco Antonio on July 26, 2019 at 12:56 am

    how are they when skidding do they unclip?



  3. Luis Rivera on July 26, 2019 at 12:57 am

    Would you look into chrome industries shoes?



  4. Antoni Kristofer Lim on July 26, 2019 at 12:58 am

    how bout chrome shoes? Do they last longer?



  5. Bryce Dueck on July 26, 2019 at 1:00 am

    DZR’s lasted me about 4 months then the fixed gear made short work of them. Had to go with Shimano mtb shoes, which I’m very happy with.



  6. GamingWith Ian on July 26, 2019 at 1:02 am

    5ten shoes



  7. Harold Becker on July 26, 2019 at 1:04 am

    where did you buy your DZR at ??? Can they be found here in SD ???



  8. Rizki Hadiaturrasyid on July 26, 2019 at 1:05 am

    You didn’t mention if you wear it every day for one year on fixed or road. Judging from your other videos it seems like you mostly ride fixed, that puts different pressure compared to regular road use.



  9. Road Glide on July 26, 2019 at 1:05 am

    Every day man? That’s a lot of wear and tear bro. Probably should have bought another pair to rotate with. Sweat kicks though.



  10. Random Commenter on July 26, 2019 at 1:07 am

    I don’t know what you guys do to your shoes, but my $60 (around $80 off sale) work shoes have lasted me over a year and still feel like new. I work in a warehouse so I’m always moving. I even wear them on weekends because of how comfortable they are. My point is, 1 year is not that good for $80 shoes



  11. DJ Biggz on July 26, 2019 at 1:09 am

    What about chrome 415 storms?



  12. Chuck Williams on July 26, 2019 at 1:09 am

    Let me get this straight, you wear these shoes EVERYDAY for a year, and you "abuse them."? And you are complaining about durability? Seriously? Dude, you’re embarrassing yourself!



  13. Blurry Face on July 26, 2019 at 1:13 am

    The heelies of biking.



  14. April Eunice Miranda on July 26, 2019 at 1:18 am

    your pretty cool



  15. Keiichi tsuchiya on July 26, 2019 at 1:18 am

    What pedals do you use



  16. Nonoririko on July 26, 2019 at 1:19 am

    I got these on sale for 40 bucks and i have put close to 1000k miles on them and they are amazing! I don’t ride the insane miles you do and since I ride a geared bike im not back pedaling to brake so that may count toward the wear. They could be a bit more stiff but I love them



  17. John Baca on July 26, 2019 at 1:20 am

    Buy 2 or 3 pairs, and rotate them. I’ve never had a shoe last very long that I have worn daily, and that includes well built motorcycle boots.



  18. Joseph Haddakin on July 26, 2019 at 1:20 am

    Great. You convinced me to continue using my Big-5 High-Tec high ankle shoes. I really wish High-Tec would make some bike shoes.



  19. Phillip Woolston on July 26, 2019 at 1:21 am

    Chrome Cycling shoes have the same issue. They fall apart and are poorly made.



  20. andy pugh on July 26, 2019 at 1:22 am

    My DZR shous just died, the insert has broken. But I have had them 5 years, used to commute a total of about 20 miles a week.
    I am buying some new ones immediately.



  21. Ty Gardner on July 26, 2019 at 1:22 am

    My normal shoes only last about a year.



  22. Jamie Ross on July 26, 2019 at 1:22 am

    have you tried chrome shoes



  23. Tanner B. on July 26, 2019 at 1:27 am

    get 5 tens



  24. Ryan Edwards on July 26, 2019 at 1:33 am


  25. Terrence Bennett on July 26, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Have you considered Chrome? Their shoes are similar to DZR.



  26. Vanilla Titties on July 26, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Ill make my own these are ugly af



  27. Snoopys MX5 on July 26, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Chrome shoes are better quality



  28. Cloud's Bike Hacks on July 26, 2019 at 1:37 am

    How about Five Ten District shoes?



  29. International Harvester on July 26, 2019 at 1:38 am

    within one year? those are not little glitches/loosening/fraying, that is totally coming apart…………….not good at all, no wonder my local bike mech. said this brand is crap



  30. LittleTyler on July 26, 2019 at 1:38 am

    I feel that 80 dollars is really really good for a shoe that lasts a year. i mean some shoes that at just for looks cost more.



  31. ifyouseakaimee on July 26, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Nope, the "PERFECT" commuter shoes are the Pearl Izumi X-Road Fuel II MTB Shoes, they will take the constant daily abuse and hold up for years. These shoes also have a lifetime warranty!!!



  32. BlackBile666 on July 26, 2019 at 1:38 am

    I only get a year out of regular walking shoes if I wear them every day.



  33. Bware Gamer on July 26, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Dude, SAME. My DZR’s (3 PAIR) literally FELL APART within 6 months. The build quality is depressing 🙁



  34. Reinis Martinsons on July 26, 2019 at 1:38 am

    $80 shoes that last for a year are actually really good



  35. Vincent Vega on July 26, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Just bring it to shoe repair. Good specialist can fix it easily for a few dollars and your shoes would be even more durable than brand new ones.



  36. George Jordan on July 26, 2019 at 1:41 am

    Man’s never bought any other sneakers



  37. Isaiah Pineda on July 26, 2019 at 1:42 am

    what about the Giro grynd



  38. insert good name on July 26, 2019 at 1:43 am

    Maybe your uncut nails cut thorough the shoe?



  39. Riding Gravity on July 26, 2019 at 1:44 am

    Dang for real? every single day for a year? for $80?? thats actually really good!!!!



  40. Paul on July 26, 2019 at 1:46 am

    Quick question do they make that annoying clicking sound as you walk when the metal makes contact with the ground , also do they work with crank brothers candies – thanks in advance love your videos



  41. psychoaiko666 on July 26, 2019 at 1:46 am

    I’ve been using a single pair Chrome shoes for over three years now. Talking about bang for your buck.



  42. GamingWith Ian on July 26, 2019 at 1:48 am

    Are the best



  43. mort low on July 26, 2019 at 1:48 am

    I think ridin clipless with this kind of more sneaker shoes is a expensive, bad quali, and ugly compromise to cages (with good laminated straps toshi/mks alpha and some Track pedals with no grip). If clipless than with stiff mtb/road shoes only…I ride some more expensive mks straps+ mks track nuevo cause they stay in place so you can fit them a little loose for fast exit and in case of a crash but they tight enough for pedaling and skids + 100% freedom with you shoes (no click click special shoes, and easy walking).



  44. Gus on July 26, 2019 at 1:49 am

    If you’re not a cross-dresser or a flamenco guitarist cut your fucking finger nails man.



  45. K I L I A N on July 26, 2019 at 1:50 am

    I know what you mean, but I bought Chucks for like 70 euros and theve last me for like 10 months



  46. Christian Francia on July 26, 2019 at 1:50 am

    im a fan of the Chrome casual looking shoe



  47. NoNotReally on July 26, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Any shoe will explode with that use. 80 bucks a year isn’t that bad. 6 dollars a month for good looking cycling shoes.

    I’m buying those Fuckers



  48. Arne Muijshondt on July 26, 2019 at 1:52 am

    For 80 dollars lasting a year is good. Think about it you pul it and push them off and on your pedals, mostly the pulling tears them apart . Its normal. And really durabul



  49. UWR Zone The Current on July 26, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Have a pair of decade old 661s. This is their last year of use, in daily messenger duty. Did, for a second, consider DZR, but after seeing this, nope. Still like them, these would be my fancy 4th pair of backup shoes, but for shoes that last a year I wouldn’t go over the price range Aldi/Lidl use



  50. Vicente gil on July 26, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Glad I found this video. I wanted visual proof that they do fail around the heel. So to make it short. If you ride under 10 mph these are perfect. They’ll last at least a year. However if you ride an average of 18 mph in a busy city like NY where you stop and start constantly don’t expect them to last a month.