DZR Minna

dzr minna spd compatible sneaker

dzr minna spd compatible sneaker

Named in honor of our showroom’s grand, gritty alley, Minna St., with graphics designed by local artist and DJ, Jeremiah Bal, these sneakers are a most fresh homage to an original.  All black, they will go with everything, everywhere, and take you back. ” – via DZR

A pair of these brand new DZR Minnas were waiting for me last Friday when I came home from work, so I threw some cleats on ’em and have been riding them all weekend. I’ve been really excited to give a sneaker-style SPD shoe a try, and these would have been my first choice – solely on the styling of course. I like black and subtlety. My favorite detail off the bat has to be the reflective chain links on the backs of each shoe, minimal yet very practical.

For nearly a year I’d been running Odyssey BMX pedals with some Hold Fast straps and really loved the setup except every time I got on either my road or mountain bike, I’d realize how much power I lose riding in sneakers. So having the opportunity to try a  ‘hybrid’ of the two is exciting.

The shoes have performed well over the past few days, and have definitely surpassed my expectations for a skate-style SPD shoe. I’ll be doing my normal day-to-day riding in these and will give a more detailed report in a week or so. Until then, check out a few more details below.

-B

DZR Minna review

DZR Minna review

DZR Minna review

 

  • Jake

    Got a pair for free from Austin naccc in October, the outsole seperated from the sole within hours of putting them on. Curious to see of we got an unrefined early model or if other People have experienced the same problem.

    • Man, that sucks – were they the Minnas? Since they’re new for 2012 it’s possible you got a sample run. I’ve been toolin’ around the past few days in these with no issues yet, actually very impressed with the quality. I’ll report back in a week or so with some more detailed findings…

      -Brian

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