Northwave Extreme Tech Mountain Shoes

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Northwave Extreme Tech Mountain Shoes
There's a reason the Northwave Extreme Tech Mountain Bike Shoes are named as such...they're packed full of on-the-edge technology to take you to new levels of efficiency, performance, and off-the-bike comfort. A 3D carbon sole puts power directly to the crank, the upper is tough but pliable for unprecedented comfort, and vented to keep your dogs cool and dry. Plus, a ratchet/speed lace combo for closure means a fit optimized the whole ride through.
  • Speedlight 3D Carbon sole with rubber lugs is super lightweight, ultra-stiff, and offers plenty of off-the-bike walking action
  • Biomap upper ergonomically wraps your foot without stitching to avoid any hot spots or irritation
  • S.B.S. ratchet and Speed Lace winch closures provide even distribution for a snug, comfortable, and efficient fit
  • Thermowelded reinforcement offers protection from impacts and ensures durability
  • Arch support features large vents for optimum cooling
Northwave Extreme Tech Mountain Shoes
  • WEIGHT 560g pair
  • MATERIAL (SOLE/UPPER) Carbon composite/PU, carbon, mesh
  • CLEAT COMPATIBILITY 2-bolt
  • CLOSURE/STRAPS SBS strap, SLW (Speed Lace Winch)
  • TOE SPIKES
  • Rating 4.5

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Northwave Extreme Tech Mountain Shoes
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (6)
    • Road biking (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (5)
      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed oriented (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

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    4.0

    great product great nashbar price

    By chuck

    from dgo

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Northwave Extreme Tech Mountain Shoes:

      fit well - easy to adjust on the fly - seem to shed the elements pretty well - cannot judge durability yet, too new, but other Northwave shoes have lasted

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      a great deal

      By OAKLEY'S DAD

      from WINTERPORT MAINE

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good looking
      • Lightweight
      • Limitless Adjustments
      • Well made

      Cons

      • A bit small

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Northwave Extreme Tech Mountain Shoes:

      shoes get a 4.5 as they are a bit small for stated size. Nashbar gets a 5.0+ for immediately exchanging for 1 size larger (46 to a 47). although a MTB shoe I use as a "walkable" road bike shoe. very comfortable, very light, best price.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      TOP QUALITY

      By OAKLEY'S DAD

      from WINTERPORT MAINE

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Great Price From Nashbar
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Size runs small

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Walkable Road Shoe

      Comments about Northwave Extreme Tech Mountain Shoes:

      BEST FOR NARROW FEET. HAD TO RETURN AND GET 1 SIZE LARGER

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
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      • No

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      4.0

      Another vote that shoe size is off

      By Hiro

      from Sac, CA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Northwave Extreme Tech Mountain Shoes:

            Another comment from a longtime NW user. I have 8 pairs of NW shoes,... all the same size MTB and Road. I normally wear 43EU shoes with Superfeet. These were just barely tolerable with normal socks and NO insoles at all in 43. I ended up ordering a full size up at 44. Toe box is not as large either as std NW shoes are, fits more like a Sidi in terms of width.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
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            • No

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            5.0

            Great shoe

            By Zan

            from Katy, TX

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathes well
            • Comfortable fit
            • Easy to walk in
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Insert Is Basic

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Northwave Extreme Tech Mountain Shoes:

            Very good shoe with excellent closure system. True fit and comfortable right out of the box. Insert is a little light given the quality of the shoe although easily remedied.

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            5.0

            Incorrect EU sizing chart

            By AaronJ

            from Oswego, NY

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Northwave Extreme Tech Mountain Shoes:

              After receiving the shoes I had to go one EU full size larger then what the sizing chart showed me. Nashbar was excellent and very helpfull with guiding me through the return process and did not charge me any extra shipping/handling fees. Other then that little blip all is good.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Speed Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great Mountain Bike Shoe!

              By Paul S.

              from New York, NY

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Fine Tune Adjustements
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City
                • Cycling Class
                • Extreme Sports
                • Mountain Biking
                • Road Biking

                Comments about Northwave Extreme Tech Mountain Shoes:

                I'm size US13 and size 47 was the right fit. 46 felt too tight...not snug, but tight! 47 allows the shoe to remin snug and minimize movement of the foot while pedaling.

                The latching mechanism is quite nice...fast and lots of adjustments. The top strap can be shifted to allow it to sit right on top of the angle. The rotory lace allow for fine tune adjustments as well. I wear these exclusively for cycling class (I teach parttime) and they exude professionalism. I reserve my lesser quality Shimano's for outdoor riding.

                The sole is unbelievable stiff and I did notice an uptick in power generation while pedaling. Not that it was 'easier' to pedal, but I felt my pedal stroke was more produtive using the same energy. The shoe breathes well but I still recommend using odor balls when not in use.

                My only concern is if the laces were to tear as I don't see a way to replace them...however they are made of some super strong fabic used in sailing so I expect them to last for a while. I got 4 years out of my entry level Shimano shoes (size 49 in those)...hope to get at least 4 years out of these terrific shoes.

                • Cycling Style:
                • Speed Oriented
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                • No

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                5.0

                Best shoes I've owned

                By Tmoney

                from Grand Rapids, MI

                About Me Competitive Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Design
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Northwave Extreme Tech Mountain Shoes:

                  These are great shoes! This my second pair of NW, at this point I'm not sure I can ever go with another brand. They're light weight, nicely designed and comfortable. I'm primarily a mountain biker, but will use these with my road bike as well. They're not overly vented to let wetness in, but vented just enough to let the hotness out. The buckle ratchet is nice and sturdy and dial tension system is smooth!

                  One downside is that they look so dang good, I'm going to hate myself for the first time I submerge them in mud or scratch them up riding through brush and sticks. I'm sad about that already.

                  Anyways, one shopping tip to anyone looking to spend good money for excellent shoes: don't shy away from carbon soles for the sake of "if you have to walk, they won't be as comfortable." I probably have to walk more than others, but there is no way that the few minutes of walking out of a few hour ride would justify NOT having carbon soles. Spend the extra money, well worth it. I have no doubt I will get 4-5 years out of these shoes at a minimum.

                  These are stiff, light and have good looks. Northwave, well done!

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