DZR introduces limited release women’s SPD fashion boot

DZR Zurich BootIn the wide world of cycling, cool SPD shoes is a misnomer. There are hundreds of shiny, neon colored, tap dance shoes available,  but the only company who seems to have slick kicks dialed is San Francisco based DZR.

So after addressing the dire state of cycling footwear chic for the everyman, the company has turned their vision towards female fashionistas. These full length Zurich boots, made of synthetic leather, are the first SPD compatible shoes of their kind. Only 50 pairs were made available at $199 a pop and it appears they sold out in a hurry!

Interested in a pair for yourself or a loved one? Let DZR know in our comments section.


Ryan - 07/12/13 - 5:35pm

I’m still waiting for biker specific MTB shoes for men for those of us that ride flats. 5ten stuff looks atrocious to me since I’m not a teenager.

Saris - 07/12/13 - 5:44pm


Have you checked out Teva? My high top links (Zach just posted a long term review of the low tops) have been rad. Comfortable, high quality, and they’ve lasted months of daily abuse.

Unfortunately, I haven’t found a street inspired set of shoes that were upto the challenge. I’ve destroyed Nike 6.0s, 5Ten Spitfires, Vans, etc… in under 3 months.

– Saris

Larry - 07/12/13 - 6:13pm

No. Seriously. No.

Topmounter - 07/12/13 - 6:22pm

silly, but silly got them on

Ellen - 07/12/13 - 7:25pm

PLEASE make me a pair DZR! I have loved these ever since I saw them, and they’ve been sold out since as well. Being a woman in the industry, I can tell you that although softer-soled casual shoes aren’t always as effective as a carbon-soled vented cycling shoes, there is an incredible market for them.

David - 07/12/13 - 9:00pm

My wife wants a pair of these!

jakkz - 07/12/13 - 9:26pm

Totes interested in a pair of these cruelty free beauty boots! Sign me up!

DB4L - 07/12/13 - 10:27pm

Goose-step lessons extra?

JimmyZ - 07/12/13 - 11:06pm

I think that the cleats make these more appropriate for a sub to wear. Goose stepping would be more comfortable in jump boots. I’m thinking more towards suspension, dousing, maybe get two pairs and some old egg beaters, and stick a couple of girls together by their soles like lego minifigs.

Fabricio - 07/13/13 - 9:21am

@Ryan I own the 5.10 Minnar shoes, they are nice and looks like any pair of shoes, are comfortable in and out of the bike, the only complain is they are little heavy. Also I own the Giro, these are nice and comfortable but lighter than the 5.10. I ride these kind of shoes with a pair of Straitline AMP and the grip is very good.

Nick - 07/13/13 - 2:58pm

As a dude, I’d love to do some Pro/1 criteriums rocking these bad boys.

Monica - 07/13/13 - 3:42pm

Nice!! I’d try them!

Ventruck - 07/13/13 - 5:09pm

I wouldn’t be surprised if only dudes bought the 50 pairs.

April - 07/13/13 - 5:13pm

Yes. I would for sure take a pair!

Freddie - 07/15/13 - 3:48am

Ooh! Yes please!

Naomi - 07/15/13 - 4:27am

I would love a pair as they are the perfect podium shoes.. only shoes I have seen to rival my Dr Martens 18 hole cherry reds!!..

Cass - 07/15/13 - 5:54pm

I would rock these in the fall and winter for sure!

Patricia Toledo - 07/16/13 - 12:54am

I’d love a pair of those! I also know some mountain biking hotties in Miami that would love them too! Hard Tail Honies need those boots!

LORI - 01/23/14 - 2:00pm

YES!!!! I MUST HAVE A PAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These would be SO AWESOME to wear!! PLEASE make more!!! I would wear them in the Fall and Winter – and my friends would be jealous – and then want a pair!! : )))

Rebecca - 01/23/14 - 11:27pm

ME!! ME! I SO WANT A PAIR!!! What fun, I love them!

BIKELEPTIC - 02/16/14 - 3:53pm

I know this is an older article, but i was looking for something. @Ryan mentioned that he has trouble finding shoes since “he’s not a teenager.” I agree that sometimes the Chromes for instance are more sneaker-like. Have you seen ?? They have several dif types that are more formal, some looking kind of like (excuse my description) timberline-lumberjack shoes and others that are much more formal leathery dress shoes. I admit that online in the photos they kind of look like bowling shoes, but shoes don’t really photo well – and I’ve seen the at bike shops. Really swanky.

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