Gear Maker DXR presents the Crunck waterproof motorcycle sneaker
Riding in the rain is great fun, but can be quite tedious, especially considering all the prep work you have to do before setting off. For starters, there’s the task of making sure you have waterproof luggage to keep your belongings safe. Then there’s the matter of packing a change of clothes – if you’re cycling to work or school, as well as choosing riding gear that will keep you as dry as possible.
That said, whenever I ride in the rain, I don’t really mind getting wet from the waist down, but I prefer to keep my legs and feet as dry as possible. Now, there are plenty of waterproof riding boots available in the market, but many of them cost hundreds of dollars. However, a new pair of waterproof riding trainers from French brand DXR seek to change that. A brand under the Motoblouz umbrella, DXR specializes in street-style riding gear that’s safe, stylish, and doesn’t break the bank. This is the case of Crunck sneakers.
If you’ll excuse the odd name, the Crunck is a completely waterproof street-style sneaker. It is constructed from synthetic textile panels that resemble leather and provide excellent abrasion resistance. Inside the shoe is a mesh lining that allows breathability and moisture wicking. It is also equipped with a waterproof membrane to keep your feet dry in case of showers.
Those of you who wear lace-up boots know the tedious process of wearing them. The DXR Crunck changes that with a BOA closure system that uses a thumbwheel at the top of the tongue to tighten the laces. This makes it easy to wear, secure to adjust and has no possibility of snagging on foot pegs and bike controls. Meanwhile, on the safety side of the equation, the DXR Crunck gets a chunky rubber sole, malleolus protectors, reinforcements surrounding the toebox, and abrasion resistant elements in the heel and ankle. As such, it obtains CE certification according to standard EN13634: 2017.
As for pricing and availability, the DXR Crunck comes in a single black and white colorway and ranges in size from 39 to 47. usd.