Review: Northwave Extreme Triathlon bike shoes
Lightweight, stiff, comfortable and loaded with tri-friendly features
Pick up these shoes and the first thing you notice is their lack of weight – they tip the scales at a svelte 243g. Their fit is generous and, with no stitching on the uppers and plush padding, comfortable for sockless racing.
The main strap performs well and has a handy extra piece of Velcro to ensure it stays in place while waiting on your bike in T1; there are even handy little loops if you’re doing the elastic band T1 trick.
The heel loops take three fingers, there are bumpers on the heels and toes for running through transition and seven drainage ports on the soles. Ventilation is good while the stiffness of the carbon soles is impressive.
Finally, if you’re a Speedplay fan, £11.99 buys you an adaptor that allows you to run the pedals in direct contact with the soles.
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