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Northwave Enduro MID SPD MTB Shoes

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Product Description

Developed with the Pros

During the development of Northwave Enduro we turned to our top pro riders, including the legendary Cedric Gracia, the number two in the EWS 2014 rankings Damien Oton, the number three Cécile Ravanel and Spanish rider Jordi Bago, and asked them to describe what the perfect enduro shoe needs to have. A dream team of pro riders worked closely with our technical staff and craftsmen to create the definitive enduro shoe. It took over a year to analyse the feedback and translate data into real shoes. Multiple prototypes were subjected to thousands of miles of testing in all weathers. To perfect the project we partnered up with the guys at Michelin Technical Soles, who shared their tyre know-how and technology so we could find the ultimate compound combination and best-performing design to accomplish our goals. Created with the experience of top champions, developed with trailblazing technologies, and driven by pure passion. These are the ingredients needed to debut the definitive enduro shoe.

X-Fire Michelin sole


Inspired to the technical characteristics of two popular Michelin tires: Wild Dig’R and Country Rock, it's realized with two different compounds (Dual Compound), softer in the inner part for better grip, a harder and more resistant one on the outside for improved shielding from abrasions and wear, X-Fire features aggressive sculptures in the toes area for optimal traction even on loose terrain, while those in the heel area help to improve grip and stability when the foot hits the ground. The cleat area – with extended adjustment range for greater versatility – was conceived with a special design for faster clipping and better grip. In addition, Northwave X-Crossbow construction extends the heel area’s elasticity, improving the shoe’s shock absorption.

Integrated Heel System

The new unibody construction of the uppers allowed to integrate an efficient heel retention system inside the structure, without the need of external elements. Same efficiency, reduced weight.

MX derived toe reinforcement

Extra durable toe reinforcements derived from motocross technologies.

Multilayer Thermowelded construction

New Multilayer construction: a light microfiber is coupled with large thermowelded mesh vent inserts at the same thickness of a traditional monolayer. The result: better comfort and reduced weight.

S.L.W.2 closing system

The micrometric system S.L.W. 2 (Speed Lace Winch) represents the evolution of the closure system. Maximum precision and modularity. The innovative step by step closure means you can tighten and enlarge the fit in a few moments.

The side button gives a dual function: by pressing, it features a micrometric release and lifting it allows a complete and immediate opening of the shoe. More lightweight and thinner. The dial has been completely redesigned in size and weight, resulting in being significantly lighter and thinner. The external covering in soft touch material also makes the grip more effective.

The ergonomic shape of the S.L.W. 2 ratchet follows the anatomy of the foot to make it really comfortable. The S.L.W. 2 ratchet is easily replaceable. The cables come from the best technology derived from the world of sailing.


SLW2 Protective shell

The exclusive Northwave SLW2 closing system was equipped with a special protective shell to shelter it, without affecting the easy access to it.


The definitive enduro shoe makes its debut. Developed with top champions, this version is the Cedric Gracia special edition. Every detail has a job to do so enduro fans finally get all the grip, protection from knocks and debris, and power transfer they’ve always dreamed of.


Key features:


  • X-Fire sole with fast clipping design and Michelin rubber for impressive grip on the pedal area and when dismounting from saddle
  • Mid cut shape for increased malleolus protection
  • Thermowelded Layer Construction with internal thermowelded reinforcements gives superior protection with minimized thickness and weight
  • Extra durable toe reinforcements derived from motocross technologies
  • SLW2 dial: the only one with step by step and full release pressing a single button
  • Optional dial protection included
  • Integrated heel system provides efficient retention
  • Sole: X-Fire Michelin
  • Upper: Multilayer Thermowelded construction with thermowelded reinforcements
  • Closing System: Speed Lace System 2 + Strap
  • Heel: Integrated Heel System
  • Tech: Toe reinforcement derived from MX technology
  • Weight: 455 gr

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Northwave Enduro MID SPD MTB Shoes Reviews

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Good comfort, sizing and grip.

It had been a long time since I used a clipless system. But I had a big ride coming up and had to replace a pair of shoes to use with my clipless pedals. I followed the manufacturers sizing chart and used a tape measure and it was spot on. With enough room to use a pair of waterproof socks. Even for a three hour ride on their first use I didn't suffer any blisters or soreness. The grip was great when I had to push up some very steep climbs. And the retention systems were easy to use and flawless throughout. On top of this they were stiff enough when on the pedals and walking wasn't too clunky at all.

It had been a long time since I used a clipless system. But I had a big ride coming up and had to replace a pair of shoes to use with my clipless pedals. I followed the manufacturers sizing chart and used a tape measure and it was spot on. With enough room to use a pair of waterproof socks. Even for a three hour ride on their first use I didn't suffer any blisters or soreness. The grip was great when I had to push up some very steep climbs. And the retention systems were easy to use and flawless throughout. On top of this they were stiff enough when on the pedals and walking wasn't too clunky at all.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5

Size Chart

Tredz Mens & Womens Shoe Size Guide

Please use this chart to find your correct size. Conversions are intended for reference only. Sizes can vary between brands.

 

UK SizeEuropean Size
2 35
2.5 35.5
3 36
3.5 36.5
4 37
4.5 37.5
5 38
5.5 38.5
6 39
6.5 40
7 41
7.5 41.5
8 42
8.5 42.5
9 43
9.5 44
10 45
10.5 45.5
11 46
11.5 46.5
12 47
12.5 47.5
13 48
13.5 48.5
14 49
14.5 50
15 51


Tredz Kids Shoe Size Guide

Please use this chart to find your correct size. Conversions are intended for reference only. Sizes can vary between brands.

 

Kids UK SizeKids European Size
7 24
7.5 25
8 25.5
8.5 26
9 27
9.5 27.5
10 28
10.5 28.5
11 29
11.5 29.5
12 30
12.5 31
13 32
13.5 32.5
1 33
1.5 33.5
2 34
2.5 35

 

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Mountain Bike Shoe Guide

 

Mountain Bike Shoe Guide

Mountain Bike Shoes

Mountain bike shoes are built tough to stand up to the rigours of off-road riding. Soles are stiff for efficient pedalling but tend to have more flexibility than road cycling shoes. This makes for easier walking. MTB shoes are made to keep your feet firmly on the pedals. There are two basic types: those that have holes in the bottom, for fitting the cleats that clip into clipless SPD pedals, and those made to work with flat pedals.


Do I need clipless or flat pedal shoes?

The type of shoes you will need depend on the pedals that you use. Most mountain bikers will have a preference for either ‘clips’ or ‘flats’. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages.

Flat pedal shoes

Designed to work with flat or platform pedals, flat pedal shoes are becoming more popular with mountain bikers. This is thanks to the extra grippy soles. Traditionally your shoes would slip off the pedals easily as soon as they got wet or muddy. This has all changed now. Modern flat pedal shoes have ‘sticky’ rubber compounds which help them grip the pedals in wet conditions. The first time you try these shoes you will be shocked at how well they stay put when covered in sloppy mud.

Legendary downhiller-turned enduro racer Sam Hill often prefers to ride flat pedals

The great advantage of flat pedals is that it is much easier to take your foot off the pedal and then put it back on again. This is especially useful when riding loose corners. A quick dab of the foot can keep you upright when the bike begins to slide. Riding with flat pedals also forces you to develop proper bike handling skills as you can’t pull up on the pedals to get the back wheel off the ground.

Flats are ideal for beginners and recreational riders as you don’t need to learn how to clip in and out. Flat are also popular with MTB enthusiasts, and you will even find some topflight gravity riders who race on flats.


Clipless SPD compatible shoes

The term clipless can be a bit confusing, so it’s worth a quick explanation. Traditionally, cyclists would use toe clips that wrapped around the shoe to hold their foot firmly on the pedals. Clipless SPD pedals do away with the toe clip and use cleats that attach to the pedals instead. Initially developed for road cycling SPD style pedals are now more popular with mountain bikers. This is because they are much easier to clip in and out of compared to modern road cycling pedals.

Mountain biker using SPD shoes

Clipless pedals have a major advantage over flats as they stop your foot bouncing off the pedals when riding over rough terrain. This means that you can still pedal efficiently over very rough ground. Without the need for sticky rubber soles, clipless pedals also transfer your pedalling power to the wheels more efficiently. It does take a bit of practice to get used to clipping in and out of clipless pedals, but most riders master this quickly.

Clipless pedals and shoes are best for racing but are also a good choice for recreational cycling. All Cross-country racers and most gravity racers use clipless pedals. It is more of a personal choice when riding for fun. Clipless pedals are best for climbing but many riders prefer descending on flats, the choice is up to you.


Soles

All mountain bike shoes have stiff soles designed for pedalling. If the soles are too stiff it can make it very difficult to walk, a real problem if you need to push the bike up a steep bit of trail. For this reason, clipless SPD compatible shoes will have extra tread or studs on the toe. This gives you some grip when walking up slippery inclines. As they are designed to work with a wide pedal platform, flat pedal shoes are more flexible. This makes them much easier to walk in, and the sticky rubber compound gives you grip on wet ground.

Soles of MTB shoes

Some SPD compatible pedals are also suitable for use with flats as they have a cover over the recessed area used to attach the cleat. These shoes don’t have sticky rubber soles though, so they won’t perform as well as dedicated flat pedal shoes in wet and muddy conditions.


Uppers

Shoes with ventilated uppers help your feet to breath and prevent overheating on hot days. When combined with waterproof socks you can use these shoes all-year-round. Dedicated winter MTB boots with waterproof lining help to keep your feet warm and dry when it is really cold and wet.

MTB shoe upper

Laces, straps, ratchets and BOAs

As with road cycling shoes there are number of different fastenings on mountain bike shoes. Because you don’t ‘pull up’ on the pedals, flat pedal shoes mostly use traditional laces. Sometimes these are combined with a Velcro strap for added security.

Clipless SPD compatible shoes benefit from a tighter fit. Velcro straps are a convenient way to get a nice snug fit and you will find these on many entry level MTB shoes. Ratchet buckle closures give you a more secure fit and are easy to adjust.

MTB shoe fastening

BOA is a lace up system without the laces. Instead they use steel laces with nylon guides and a dial for easy closure and adjustment. As well as offering a very snug fit, BOA systems equalize pressure across the whole foot which is a major advantage. The BOA system is micro adjustable, so you can fine tune the fit more closely than with a ratchet. Two-way BOA dials make it very easy to adjust the fit during a ride.

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Returns & Warranty

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We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.