Boydwrote a review of Chrome Kursk SPD 2.0 Shoe - Men's on October 28, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've probably only cycled ~300k in these shoes, but thus far I am seriously impressed. I can wear them around work without making clippy cloppy sounds (This may change as the tread wears down, but for now they don't make any more noise than a normal shoe, and we have hardwood floors in our hallways). They work way better than a normal shoe with cages as far as getting to and from work goes. And they look at least as good as a pair of Chuck Taylors, so they are fine anywhere outside of suits and oxfords territory. While they aren't an exceptionally wide shoe they do fit true to size, I typically wear a 10.5 and the 10.5 in these fit great, I simply lock lace them (as another reviewer suggested) and have had zero heal lift issues in anything short of serious (I'm talking bottom one or two gears on my CX bike) climbing.
Now for the downsides:
The are heavy compared to either a dedicated cycling shoe or a more traditional casual shoe. I still have no issues wearing these out to a bar for the evening or in to work every day, but I would not grab these to ride a century or to go on a 15 mile hike in.
They are also hot. Not really any different than your average skate shoes, but definitely more so than my Chucks or my dedicated cycling shoes.
All in all they are a great happy medium shoe for bike commuting, while they don't excel in any one area, they are a good balance between a cycling shoe and a casual shoe (all while looking way better with a pair of jeans than any traditional cycling shoe would). I'm thinking about picking up a non SPD compatible pair of Chrome shoes next time I feel a hole burning in my pocket because these just seem way more comfortable and durable than a pair of Chucks.