Since I’m on the bike more than working on some factory floor these days, I prefer a more comfortable boot than something I have to spend months breaking in. I was in the market for some riding footwear and was looking for something waterproof, yet not clunky and stumbled upon Chrome’s 415 Workboots. Outside, the Storm 415 is constructed of oiled, full-grain leather. On the inside of the boot resides a four-layer breathable waterproof internal membrane with a full seam taped construction. This membrane is similar to Gore-Tex and keeps the feet dry when it’s wet out. After a few days of riding with the boots, I can say that they feel like I have been wearing them for months and I really liked the footbeds, which are comfortable, contoured, impact-resistant, and 100-percent vulcanized. The sole has a tough, yet gummy skid-resistant contact rubber that sticks to both the pegs and the tarmac well. I’m not going to lie to you when I tell you that these boots are seemingly the best of both worlds providing the steadiness and security of a riding boot, with the comfort and flexibility of a sneaker.
$150 // chromeindustries.com