- Sombrio shoes- X-slat vs X-Shazam?
Spotted these in the CRC sale and seem good, but can’t decide between the X-Slat (high top but exposed laces) and X-Shazam (covered laces, but seem a bit lower). I know I’m happy riding in a high-top but just wondering which of these 2 will work out better for weather protection, any input’d be helpful!
CheersPosted 5 years ago
Ordered 2 pairs of Shazams from CRC that arrived today.Posted 5 years ago
They size up a little small so I’m glad I went half a size bigger.
I got the black pair which have a lot of material on them and the charcoal pair that are full leather.
They are slightly higher than AM41s.
They seem really comfy, test ride them tonight for grip etc.
Mine arrived today too, good fit but… Is it just me or is the charcoal a bit of a horrible colour? I’m genuinely a bit colourblind but they look purple-ish to my wonky eyes, not like the photos which just look, well, charcoal.
Is the textile stuff on the black ones just mesh or is it a waterproof do you reckon?Posted 5 years ago
@NorthwindPosted 5 years ago
Yep definately a purplely hue not at all ‘charcoal’ i do like the fact that they are full leather though. I reckon they will take on a more brownish colour by the end of my ride tonight!
I do prefer the black but i reckon the mesh will soak up puddles for fun. I guess it will be fine with a heavy dose of nikwax spray though!
The soles are a bit odd, they don’t feel like they’re going to grip but they do- grip certainly into the “good enough that I don’t care that they’re not grippier” camp but they don’t have the solid feel of the AM40s or my Freeriders.
That’s a lot better than my Vans Baxters, which feel like they have tons of grip til you fall off.Posted 5 years ago
Proper ride test- they are ace. Slithering around in half-frozen innerleithen mud, and they grip as good as they need to, and seem better for walking in than 5 10s as well. Otherwise basically unnoticable, which is the best recommendation for a shoe.
Still look awful though! Ah well.Posted 5 years ago
I’ve got 9s in Shimano and Sombrio, the Sombrios are a wee bit wider (I can wear proper thick socks in the sombrios, they’re a squeeze in the shimanos) but they’re both in the same ballpark.
The purple ones are still purple despite my best efforts. I got a set of Floats as well which are just as good but will definitely be a summer shoe, they’re as impressively watertight as a Five Ten 😉Posted 4 years ago
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