Northwave is a company specialized in the production of the best mtb shoes, born in the late 80's in the heart of Italy’s Silicon Valley of sports footwear and sports system.
The production of the best mtb shoes has always been one of the company pillars, through the synthesis of a second to none know-how and the passion that has always characterized Northwave.
The main reason that clarifies why the best athletes in the world define Northwave's shoes as best mtb shoes it's primarily the fact that style and design became the hallmarks of every project, making our products able to guarantee stellar levels of performance.
It is no coincidence that world level athletes as Marco Aurelio Fontana, Tanja Zakelj and José Hermida wear Nortwave's shoes, recognizing them as the best mtb shoes.
To understand why Northwave's shoes are considered the best mtb shoes, it’s important to look deeply into every single detail in order to appreciate all their qualities.
Northwave's uppers, with minimized stitching and ultralight materials, guarantee a unique experience while pedaling and allow the greatest possible comfort.
Biomap Unibody construction:
Northwave soles, uppers and all their components are anatomically compatible with every cyclist’s feet. The best mtb shoes are designed to keep the foot in the right position while pedaling, transmitting power directly to the pedals.
Multilayer construction:
A superior level construction featuring a light microfiber coupled with large thermowelded mesh vent inserts at the same thickness of a traditional monolayer. The result: improved comfort and reduced weight.
Integrated heel system:
The new unibody construction of our uppers allowed integrating an efficient heel retention system inside the structure, without the need of external elements. Same efficiency, reduced weight.
S.L.W 2
What allows defining Northwave shoes as the best mtb shoes? The uniqueness. This closing system is the only system that allows step by step opening and closure with just one button: a feature that belongs to the best mtb shoes and it's really appreciated from World-class professionals. With the innovative step-by-step closing system you can tighten or loosen the shoe in a while with just one button. It's durable, ergonomic and super fast.
S.R.S. (Slim Ratchet System) is Northwave's new micrometric buckle, characterized by top closing precision and minimized weight. The mechanism is designed to ease the grasp and follows anatomically the upper, thus defining Northwave's shoes like the best mtb shoes.
Asymmetrical Straps:
The asymmetrical construction is another innovation of Northwave's best mtb shoes. The central strap is moved to the center to follow the anatomy of the foot and reduce the pressure on the side area. The straps got rid of all the superfluous elements, while assuring the maximum grip.
First-ever, the all mountain soles of our best mtb shoes collection are designed in partnership with Michelin. The tread design echoes the design seen on the MTB Competition tires made by Michelin to provide an unbeatable grip, which is the pillar of the best mtb shoes in the world.
Riders and Athletes
The voice of experts and champions definitely has more value than a thousand words. For this reason, we are proud to say that some of the best athletes in the world are wearing the best mtb shoes on the market.
Marco Aurelio Fontana, was wearing the best mtb shoes when he conquered the bronze medal in the latest XC World Championship. Gunn Rita Dahle, winner of the gold medal in cross-country at the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 and eight times World Champion considering cross-country and marathon disciplines, can’t stay without the best mtb shoes as well.
In addition, also Tanja Zakelj and José Hermida have chosen the best mtb shoes by Northwave.
This is happening only for a reason: because Northwave is always committed and focused in the design and the manufacture of the best mtb shoes, ensuring optimum performance and maximum comfort to satisfy every need.

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