Northwave Cycling Shoes – Performance meets Comfort
The art of constructing good cycling shoes is always a balancing act between power transfer and comfort. Cycling shoes by Northwave are manufactured on lasts which are in harmony with many foot shapes and widths. Hardly any other shoe manufacturer has understood like Northwave how to create a cycling shoe collection around this last which will serve all, cycling professionals, newcomers and leisure-time cyclists alike. Northwave cycling shoes are available with a wide range of features:
- Starting with a composite sole with fiberglass and carbon featuring mid-range stiffness up to an extremely stiff full carbon sole for optimal power transfer or a soft all mountain sole for a comfortable bike ‘n’ walk feel.
- The upper shoe constructions in Northwave cycling shoes are generally ergonomic and very comfortable. The high quality Biomap Unibody upper shoes are compelling due to their soft material which snugs your foot like a second skin with their nearly seamless design. The foot is firmly held without creating pressure points.
- A specifically patented dial closure system has been used in Northwave cycling shoes for quite a while. In addition, there are shoes with classic Velcro closure, stepwise adjustable ratchet or a combination of all.
Northwave road bike shoes and MTB shoes are very similar in their upper shoe and sole constructions. The major difference is simply in the outsole which features more or less tread.
The comfortable shoes for tours or freeride offer a good balance between power transfer and off bike comfort. The outsole usually is made from natural rubber treads which offer a good grip in rough terrain.
Northwave triathlon shoes can very well be worn barefooted and are easy to put on and take off.
Ambitious cyclists who do not want to go without their outdoor training in the cold and wet winter months appreciate winter shoes by Northwave. The ankle high shoes all feature waterproof Gore-Tex membranes and warm lining. Neoprene edges at the ankles prevent water from penetrating.
Since Northwave, as mentioned above, likes to develop design lines the colours of Northwave cycling trousers and Northwave cycling jerseys are, of course, also used in their shoes. This presents an additional feature for fashion-conscious cyclists.