HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR NEW NORTHWAVE
Our cycling shoes are the essential accessory for enjoying your cycling trips. That's why it's important to maintain them properly: it improves durability, maintains comfort, and looks good.
That's why it's important to take care of your shoes so they stay as good as they were the first time.
HOW TO: CLEAN YOUR BIKE SHOES
While you're having great adventures on your bike, your shoes can be put to the test. Think about your rides: dust, rain and mud can shorten the life of your new shoes.
That's why it's important to follow these simple tips to keep your shoes looking their best.
- Remove most of the mud with a damp cloth. It's best to do this as soon as you've finished cycling, while it's still fresh, so it's easier and more effective;
- For stubborn dirt: take a bucket of lukewarm water, and a soft-bristled brush. Using the latter, after dipping it into the bucket to gently scrub the shoe, paying attention to buckles/rotors and cleats. Once done, rinse them with cold water.
- Be gentle: these items are as important as they are delicate (which is why you shouldn't use a harsh detergent), so wash your cycling shoes with care. They will last as long as their performance.
- Once they're clean, it's time to dry them: remove the insoles - this will reduce drying time - loosen the fasteners so that as much air as possible can pass through, and insert some rolled up newspaper to absorb excess water and keep their shape.
NOTE: do not dry your shoes in direct sunlight or heat (radiators, heaters, hair dryers, etc.).
OTHER USEFUL ADVICE ON SHOES
It is a good idea to periodically check the condition of each individual part of the shoe to avoid breakages and physical problems, both during and after your outing.
Maximum attention should be paid to the cleats: it is important to make sure that they are always clean and in order to make the release from the pedal as smooth and correct as possible. If you feel that they release too easily or too late, if there is too much play on the pedal or if they are obviously worn, we strongly recommend that you change them: it's not worth risking your safety.
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