Northwave Sparta Mountain Bike Shoes

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Northwave Sparta Mountain Bike Shoes
Northwave has been blowing mountain bikers' minds for years now with cutting edge technology, superior performance, and awesome styles. The Sparta Mountain Bike Shoe is among the latest of their MTB success stories. A carbon sole is rigid and light with a Performance Advanced footbed for ergo comfort all ride long. Up on top a water resistant synthetic upper with mesh keeps you cool, dry, and comfortable while a beefy lugged sole makes walking a walk in the park.
  • Natural rubber outsole sheds mud and maximizes grip
  • Jaws Carbon Reinforced Sole features a fiber midsole with carbon powder for superior rigidity and lightweight performance
  • Water-resistant PU upper with Air Mesh inserts enhance stability and breathability
  • Airflow System is the perfect ventilation system for feet: lower vent channels fresh air inside the sole and larger side vents with soft Air Mesh provide a constant supply of fresh air
  • Performance Advanced Footbed with ergonomic arch support guarantees comfort and an excellent position when pedaling
  • Omega Heel with a rigid profile offers excellent grip, protection and stabilizes the heel even during maximum propulsion
  • Rear air vents let the heat out
  • 3 straps for a secure fit
Northwave Sparta Mountain Bike Shoes
  • WEIGHT 700g
  • MATERIAL (SOLE/UPPER) Carbon, Synthetic Leather, Mesh
  • CLEAT COMPATIBILITY 2-bolt
  • CLOSURE/STRAPS 3 velcro
  • TOE SPIKES Yes
  • Rating 4

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Northwave Sparta Mountain Bike Shoes
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (3)
    • Road biking (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (5)
      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed oriented (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

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    3.0

    Good buy on close out

    By Flabent

    from East central Florida

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Stiff Soles

    Cons

    • Cleats Protrude Too Far
    • Sizes Too Narrow

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Northwave Sparta Mountain Bike Shoes:

    Mainly used on a recumbent trike.
    Had to order a 10.5 to fit my normally size 9 feet because shoes are so narrow.
    They aren't as hot as I originally feared.
    My toes do get numb after about an hour in them.

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

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    5.0

    Very nice shoes

    By fowzer

    from Orlando FL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Looks Durable
    • Perfect Sizing

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Northwave Sparta Mountain Bike Shoes:

    These shoes are very comfortable. I read the previous reviews about size. The sizing on this is perfect. If you are European 41 and know it. That is what you should order. I love the fit and the look.

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

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    4.0

    A good shoe.

    By jbike

    from Roswell, Ga

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Northwave Sparta Mountain Bike Shoes:

        I use these shows on both my road and hybrid bikes. They breath well and do a good job draining persperation away from your foot.

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

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Quality and Fit

        By R0CC0336

        from Tucson, AZ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Northwave Sparta Mountain Bike Shoes:

          For running shoes, which are supposed to be worn one size larger than normal, I wear a size 11.5. I wear a size 10.5 in normal shoes or everyday sneakers. Thinking I wanted my biking shoes to be a bit more snug than a one size bigger running shoe I decided I wanted a 10.5 size MTB shoe. Reading one of the previous reviews about the rider determining the size chart for Northwave to be off I ordered my MTB shoes one size larger than listed on the chart. I wanted a 10.5 size so I ordered a 11.5 size or 44.5 per the Northwave section of the chart. The fit is perfect. Exactly how I was anticipating them fitting. Bottom line...order one full size larger than you actually wear. 44.5 (US 11.5) per the chart actually fits like a US 10.5. Hope this helps. As for the shoes themselves they seem like they are going to be durable and great for MTB riding.

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

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          4.0

          Perfect fit and function

          By Vera

          from Cleveland, OH

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Northwave Sparta Mountain Bike Shoes:

            Like most ATB shoes, better for road and trail use.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            As usual sizes are way off.

            By Noneck

            from Bucks County PA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Appear To Be Decent Quali

            Cons

            • Sizes Are Not Accurate

            Best Uses

              Comments about Northwave Sparta Mountain Bike Shoes:

              As usual sizes are completely inaccurate. I wear between 9.5 and 10. Ordered what should be a 10. Ended up with an 11 that finally fit Ok. Next was comfort. Tried shoe on and wore around living room for about 5 minutes and while initially it seemed comfortable after a few short minutes it became evident that it was going to be very uncomfortable.. For kicks, I removed the cheap insole and replaced it with one from my sneakers and solved the problem. The factory insole seemed too narrow for the shoe. Haven't ridden on them yet but hope fully they will work out well.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Killer Boots Man!

              By Chasing_Epics

              from Forest Falls, CA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Northwave Sparta Mountain Bike Shoes:

                I ride a lot of mixed terrain with new trails and hike-a-bikes so the tread on these serves me well when I need to get off the saddle to scout. Shoes are stiff and are great for long bumpy rides. So far so good and you cant beat the price.

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

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