Gore-Tex liner/Two plastic toe studs/high grip outer sole/DuPont Zytel nylon midsole/colours: black/Sizes: 39-48/Weight: 977g (size 44)
Northwave uses a combination of laces and Neoprene/Velcro straps, where the latter double as a laces cover and ankle strap. But because the laces only come partially up the boot you get heel lift on and off the bike, compounded by the stiffer sole on the Northwave shoe. Lengthwise the size 44 Northwave is slightly more generous than the Shimano boot but it is narrower with less room at the toe box. The reflective side panels on the inside of the ankle may not be visible on a full susser. These Northwave boots are extremely well made but we preferred the fit of the Shimano boots.
MBR RATING: 8/10