San Francisco | July 3, 2014 9:00 am

Sole Man

By The Editors

July 4th is one of those “where the day takes you” kind of days.

Some park. Some hill. Some dude’s rooftop. Some other dude’s koi pond.

A ready-for-anything shoe goes a long way.

Chrome’s new forged rubber sneaker is that.

Good looking. Hard charging. Quick drying.

Plus they’ve got an antimicrobial lining for keeping your sockless foot pong at bay.

Built using the techniques of boot factories in WWII-era Europe with salvaged Slovokian rubber forges (seriously, you can’t make this stuff up), these things are tough as hell.

Canvas upper gets fused directly to the sole with the power of molten heat, so no glue or weak joints.

On the safety tip, the heel is reflective. A nice touch if the day takes you into a night on The Wiggle.

Regardless of where you end up, your feet are covered.