History

At Northwave we pour all our energy into one thing and one thing only; creating the finest shoes for sport in the mountains. With a single-minded focus we create innovative products, unmatched in terms of performance, quality, design and style. Mountain, it’s in our blood.
Our headquarters nestle at the base of the Dolomites, a bike and snow mecca and our daily inspiration. Whilst there are many places that claim to be the spiritual home of their sports.

Philosophy

It’s here in the mountains that we design and test all our products, on the trails and on the slopes and at our in-house technical research facility nearby Montebelluna. It’s no coincidence that Northwave as a brand has always been associated with the values that define its Alpine heritage: efficiently, attention to detail, performance, a refined aesthetic and sustainable development. Our mountain roots are evident in all we do.

Projects

Clan
Enduro/All mountain

Clan 2
Enduro/All mountain
.
Enduro Mid
Enduro/All mountain

Enduro Mid 2
Enduro/All mountain
.
Spider 3
Trail
.
Spider Plus 3
Trail
.
Flagship GTX
Cross Country

Ghost Pro
Cross Country

Extreme XC
Cross Country
.
Tribe
Enduro/All mountain

Tribe 2
Enduro/All mountain
.
Tailwhip
Enduro/All mountain
.
X-Magma Core
Trail

XTrail Plus
MTB-Trail

X-Celsius Arctic GTX
Trail

Himalaya
Trail

MODEL

CLAN

The sole features the exclusive Northwave flat system that’s specially developed to deliver total control.

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The co-developed MICHELIN-NW compound tread ensures unprecedented grip on the pedals.
A one of a kind, the adaptive TPU shank with openings and calibrated stiffness ensures greater control and support.

Use

Innovative mountain bike shoe specifically designed for flat pedals.

Safety first
  • The EVA midsole provides efficient shock absorption
  • Abrasion-resistant welded upper with large breathable mesh inserts
  • Thermowelded TPU reinforcements on the toe and heel for impact protection
  • Mesh tongue with customized padding combines protection and breathability
  • Non-stretch laces are easily stowed in the elasticated keeper
MODEL

CLAN 2

The sole features the exclusive Northwave flat system that’s specially developed to deliver total control.

Technology at your feet

More than just a sole: a system designed with three different components to provide total control of the pedals. The rubber tread made with the exclusive Gecko+ compound co-developed with MICHELIN to deliver unrivalled grip in any conditions; has been extended to include the toe and arch for added support and protection.

A TPU mid-layer adaptive shank, unique in its class, with calibrated stiffness plus targeted lengthwise and crosswise openings for greater control and support.

Finally, the EVA midsole minimizes the weight of the sole while ensuring excellent shock absorption.

Use

Innovative mountain bike shoe specifically designed for flat pedals.

Safety first
  • The co-developed Michelin-NW compound tread ensures unprecedented grip on the pedals.
  • A one of a kind, the adaptive TPU shank with openings and calibrated stiffness ensures greater control and support.
  • Abrasion-resistant welded upper with large breathable mesh inserts
  • The EVA midsole provides efficient shock absorption
  • Welded TPU reinforcements on the toe and heel for impact protection
  • Mesh tongue with customized padding combines protection and breathability
  • Non-stretch laces are easily stowed in the elasticated keeper
PRODUCT

BENEFIT

Adherence on wet, slippery surfaces but with good durability.

Gecko+ compound

Extreme adherence

Special sticky compound

Stricky

Ultra sticky on pedals

Traction

Unprecedented traction in dry and wet conditions

Protection

Protective rubber arch support

Control

Total control on pedals

Vibration

Shock absorbing

MODEL

ENDURO MID

X-Fire sole with fast-clipping design and MICHELIN rubber for impressive grip on the pedal area and off the bike.

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  • Mid-cut design for increased ankle protection
  • Thermowelded Layer Construction with internal thermowelded reinforcements provides superior protection with minimized thickness and weight
  • Soft fabric tape loops for the laces reduce pressure points
Use

All mountain/enduro model for use with release pedals.

Safety first
  • Extra-durable reinforced toe inspired by motocross technology
  • SLW3 dial: the only dial with step-by-step and full release in a single button
  • Dial protection included
MODEL

ENDURO MID 2

X-Fire sole with fast-clipping design and MICHELIN rubber for impressive grip on the pedal area and off the bike.

Technology at your feet

Inspired to the technical characteristics of two popular Michelin tires, it’s realized with two different compounds (Dual Compound), softer in the inner part for better grip, a harder and more resistant one on the outside for improved shielding from abrasions and wear, X-Fire features aggressive sculptures in the toes area for optimal traction even on loose terrain, while those in the heel area help to improve grip and stability when the foot hits the ground. The cleat area – with extended adjustment range for greater versatility – was conceived with a special design for faster clipping and better grip. In addition, Northwave X-Crossbow construction extends the heel area’s elasticity, improving the shoe’s shock absorption.

Use

All mountain/enduro model for use with release pedals.

Safety first
  • New mid-cut design for increased ankle protection and comfort during the most adrenalinic descends.
  • Thermowelded layer construction with internal thermowelded reinforcements provides superior protection with minimized thickness and weight.
  • Soft fabric tape loops for the laces reduce pressure points
  • Rubber print on the heel
  • New toe with thermowelded TPU reinforcement
  • SLW3 dial plus new wider extra strap: the only dial with step-by-step and full release in a single button
  • The perforated upper surface ensure optimal ventilation.
PRODUCT

BENEFIT

Specifically designed compound for Outdoor use.
Combination of good adherence and durability.

Traction and adherence on different terrains

Stability and adherence on pedals

Faster clipping

Traction

Aggressive toe sculptures give traction on muddy and wet terrain

Adherence

Exclusive cleat area design with shallow grooves for faster clipping and better adherence to the pedal

Adherence

Exclusive cleat area design with shallow grooves for faster clipping and better adherence to the pedal

Control

Cleat area designed for easy clipping and enhanced control/adjustment

Stability

Small sculptures on arch area for better adherence and stability on pedals during descents

Stability

Deep-siped sculptures for stability and enhanced adherence

Vibration

X-Crossbow construction enhances the heel area’s responsiveness for excellent shock absorption

MODEL

SPIDER 3

Northwave developed this all-mountain sole with Michelin Soles.

Technology at your feet

Inspired by two MTB tyres, the tread pattern features a large number of edges and smaller tread blocks for maximum traction on all surfaces and increased self-cleaning ability. This top-of-the-range sole is designed with the X-Crossbow double crossbow construction for incredible foot support and impressive shock absorption in the heel area.

The inner insert gradually moulds to the foot for optimal stiffness when riding but enhanced comfort when walking, ensuring a top-flight response in any situation.

Use

All-mountain sole

Safety first
  • X-Crossbow Michelin sole with self-cleaning tread blocks and enlarged edges to provide excellent grip
  • Thermowelded Layer Construction combines multiple layers without overlaps for excellent ventilation and reduced weight
  • Internal thermowelded reinforcements for added protection
  • SL2 super-quick lacing with elasticated keeper provides adjustability on the fly for the perfect snug fit
MODEL

SPIDER PLUS 3

Northwave developed this all-mountain sole with Michelin Soles.

Technology at your feet

Inspired by two MTB tyres, the tread pattern features a large number of edges and smaller tread blocks for maximum traction on all surfaces and increased self-cleaning ability. This top-of-the-range sole is designed with the X-Crossbow double crossbow construction for incredible foot support and impressive shock absorption in the heel area.

The inner insert gradually moulds to the foot for optimal stiffness when riding but enhanced comfort when walking, ensuring a top-flight response in any situation.

Use

All-mountain sole

Safety first
  • X-Crossbow Michelin sole with self-cleaning tread blocks and enlarged edges to provide excellent grip.
  • Thermowelded layer construction with internal thermowelded reinforcements provides superior protection with minimized thickness and weight.
  • Soft fabric tape loops for the laces reduce pressure points.
  • Rubber print on the heel.
  • New toe with thermowelded TPU reinforcement.
  • SLW3 dial plus new wider extra strap: the only dial with step-by-step and full release in a single button.
  • The perforated upper surface ensure optimal ventilation.
PRODUCT

BENEFIT

GOOD SELF-CLEANING TREAD.
SIPED SCULPTURES OFFER ASTONISHING GRIP ON WET CONDITIONS.
OUTSTANDING GRIP.
OPTIMUM TRACTION ON DIFFERENT GROUNDS.

High edges rate for optimum grip on all surfaces

Small sculptures design for maximum traction

High distance rate for better self cleaning

A great all-around tire. With a tread pattern similar to top-of-the-line Michelin tires for competition, the Country Trail provides outstanding grip on smooth trails. Designed for recreational riding and casual excursions, the Country Trail oers excellent puncture resistance.
Tyre designed for muddy ground. Good self-cleaning tread. The Michelin Country Mud is one of the most versatile MTB tires available. Tough enough for hardpacked and rocky trails, it also oers astonishing grip in wet conditions when traction is at a premium.
OC Compound

TERRAIN: MIXED TERRAIN, OFF ROAD COMPOUN D FEATURES: STRONG COMPOUND FOR STABILITY GOOD ABRASION RESISTANCE TRACTION SCULPTURE DESIGN

CONTINUOUS SMALLER SIPING ON HEEL TO IMPROVE ADHERENCE DURING THE LANDING
MODEL

FLAGSHIP GTX

Innovative performing winter shoe with character, fearless of the harshest
weather conditions.

Technology at your feet

Co-designed together with solesbyMICHELIN, the sole with Dual Layer Compound Technology guarantees excellent grip, minimized weight and better traction on the toe and heel, while increasing support and stability in the lateral area. The Duratherm Kelvin lining offers the best thermal insulation in the Gore-Tex® range, ensuring breathability and protection, moreover, thanks to the qualities of neoprene, the Easyfit collar guarantees mobility and protection from the instep to ankle. The “overlap” structure of the upper evenly distributes the closure pressure and helps transfer every watt of power while pedalling.

Safety first

The full carbon sole – the new entry in the winter collection – is 100% unidirectional carbon with a stiffness index of 14.0 that combines stiffness with lightness.

Use

Winter cycling shoe

MODEL

GHOST PRO

The top of the line model of the NORTHWAVE XC collection.

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Hyperlight XC sole made of 100% unidirectional carbon with a stiffness index of 14.0 for top power transfer 28% more abrasion resistant than TPU, the MICHELIN rubber inserts with dual-layer compound technology provide excellent grip with minimum weight.
Made with the patented XFrame 2® construction, the upper transfers every watt of power while providing the snuggest, even fit with no pressure points.

The Michelin Carbon Rubber Technology combines rubber and carbon in an unique and exclusive process, enhancing their particular characteristics and technical performance such as stiffness and lightness (carbon) and grip (rubber) in a single element.

Use

Dedicated to professional XC athletes and to those who love racing on track.

Safety first
  • The double SLW3 dial differentiates the pressure between the top of the instep and the toe for even better adaptability
  • Highly abrasion-resistant ultrathin reinforcements ensure 360° protection along the entire upper
  • Integrated heel system containing directional fibre prevents any slipping
  • Pro Regular Fit footbed with a stiffened dual density design increases the power transfer
MODEL

EXTREME XC

Hyperlight michelin xc SOLE

Technology at your feet

Hyperlight Michelin XC sole made of 100% unidirectional carbon with a stiffness index of 14.0 for top power transfer 28% more abrasion resistant than TPU, the Michelin rubber inserts with dual-layer compound technology provide excellent grip with minimum weight.
Made with the patented XFrame 2® construction, the upper transfers every watt of power while providing the snuggest, even fit with no pressure points.
The double SLW3 dial differentiates the pressure between the top of the instep and the toe for even better adaptability.
New highly abrasion-resistant ultrathin reinforcements ensure 360° protection along the entire upper.
Integrated heel system containing directional fibre prevents any slipping.
Pro Regular Fit footbed with a stiffened dual density design increases the power transfer.
Redesigned overlap for improving fit and control on the pedals.
New no-stich heel design guarantee comfort and a second skin effect. The perforated upper surface ensure optimal ventilation

Use

Dedicated to professional XC athletes and to those who love racing on track.

Safety first

100% realized in unidirectional carbon fiber, it’s the outcome of biomechanical studies to locate materials only where actually needed for maximum efficiency, so to be able to combine very low weight and extreme rigidity. The sole’s sculptures are realized through the innovative Dual Layers Compound Technology, softer and harder compounds to increase flexibility, stability and adherence: the first provides maximum flexibility, while the second is tougher and more resistant, for improved traction and endurance.

PRODUCT

BENEFIT

Specifically designed compound for Outdoor use.
Combination of good adherence and durability.

Flexible structure improves stability and durability

Traction and adherence on different terrain

Extreme lightness and performance

Traction

Aggressive toe sculpture for better traction

Stability

Side sculptures to increase lateral support and stability

Adherence

Siped pad for better adherence on pedals

Traction

Massive siped sculptures on heel for better traction and stability

DUAL LAYER COMPOUND TECHNOLOGY

The softener layer increases the flexibility of the sculpture structure by working as an independent suspension system, while the harder one provides traction and better abrasion resistance. In this way durability, stability and adherence are increased.

MODEL

TRIBE

Extreme uneven terrain. Strong compound for stability. Good abrasion resistance.

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Sole featuring a co-developed MICHELIN-NW compound ensures excellent grip on the pedals.
Suede upper with large breathable mesh inserts.

Use

Innovative mountain bike shoe specifically designed for flat pedals.

Safety first
  • Reinforcements with abrasion-resistant rubber prints on the toe and heel and a reinforced toecap
  • Mesh tongue with customized padding combines protection and breathability
  • Non-stretch laces are easily stowed in the elasticated keeper
MODEL

TRIBE 2

Sole featuring a co-developed MICHELIN-NW compound ensures excellent grip on the pedals.

Technology at your feet

Suede upper with large breathable mesh inserts. Reinforcements with abrasion-resistant rubber prints on the toe and heel and a reinforced toecap. Mesh tongue with customized padding combines protection and breathability. Non-stretch laces are easily stowed in the elasticated keeper.

Use

Innovative mountain bike shoe specifically designed for flat pedals.

Safety first

Instantly recognizable with a skateboard-inspired design, it’s made with the Gecko compound co-developed by MICHELIN and NORTHWAVE that ensures optimum grip on the pedals and a thin EVA midsole for enhanced shock absorption. The design of the tread blocks is more aggressive to provide added traction when walking on any terrain.

MODEL

TAILWHIP

Sole featuring a co-developed MICHELIN-NW compound ensures excellent grip on the pedals.

Technology at your feet
  • Canvas upper
  • Reinforcement on heel
  • Non-stretch laces are easily stowed in the elasticated keeper
Use

Innovative mountain bike shoe specifically designed for flat pedals.

Safety first

Instantly recognizable with a skateboard-inspired design, it’s made with the Gecko compound co-developed by MICHELIN and NORTHWAVE that ensures optimum grip on the pedals and a thin EVA midsole for enhanced shock absorption. The design of the tread blocks is more aggressive to provide added traction when walking on any terrain.

PRODUCT

BENEFIT

Specifically designed compound for Outdoor use.
Gecko compound.

Traction

Durability

Flexibility

Traction

Specific tread design on toe for progressive traction

Stability

Reinforced shoulders for stability

Adherence

Specific tread for flexibility and adherence

Braking

Strong sculptures on heel for braking

MODEL

X-MAGMA CORE

The new winter shoes developed for all types of trail.

Technology at your feet

The outsole guarantees power transmission in the pedal area and the Michelin rubber tread, 28% stronger than TPU, provides excellent grip on all terrain.

The outsole is equipped with multi-faceted tread blocks for excellent forefoot traction and strong blocks for better lateral support. While in the arch area of the foot arch they offer excellent grip on several surfaces.

Use

For all types of trail and also perfect for e-biking

Safety first

Primaloft’s 200 g ECO thermal padding made from recycled material guarantees exceptional thermal insulation and breathability.
The foot remains warm and dry, even in extreme cold conditions, thanks to the additional lining on the toe and the new Easyfit Climaflex collar, which provide increased protection and surprising mobility.
The overlapping construction, made with the most innovative materials, wraps the foot evenly without pressure points, helping to transfer every watt of power and eliminating energy loss.
The TPU-reinforced toe and a comfortable and uniform closure are enabled by the SLW2 closure, the only one with a gradual release, which allows a millimeter adjustment of the shoe closure quickly and intuitively.

MODEL

X-CELSIUS ARCTRIC GTX

The new winter shoes developed for all types of trail.

Technology at your feet

The Koala Gore-Tex® membrane guarantees excellent breathability with total resistance to water and wind and guarantees maximum comfort during winter days.

The Michelin outsole ensures excellent power transmission in the pedal area and the Michelin rubber tread guarantees excellent grip on all terrain. The outsole is equipped with multi-faceted blocks for excellent traction in the forefoot and strong blocks for better lateral support. While in the plantar arch area they offer excellent grip on different surfaces.

Use

For all types of trail and also recommended for e-biking

Safety first

The upper has the Overlap construction, made with the most innovative materials, which envelops the foot evenly without any pressure point, helping to transfer every watt of power and eliminating energy dispersion. The new Easyfit Climaflex collar combines the extreme elasticity of Lycra with the high thermal insulation of Neoprene, increasing mobility and protection. Heel wrapping and positioning are made possible by a solid thermoformed buttress, in addition to the Arctic 4Layer insole that provides excellent thermal insulation. For greater safety, the 360° reflective inserts ensure excellent visibility on the road.

MODEL

HIMALAYA

Designed for those who want to achieve high performance

Technology at your feet

Among the peculiarities that make it unique: the Michelin sole with 2 different compounds and calibrated rigidity offers excellent grip on all surfaces and increased stability.

The leather upper with water repellent protective film and Thinsulate® 400g lining ensures excellent thermal insulation even in the coldest climates.

Use

The Himalaya model is designed for those who want to achieve high performance on the saddle of their bike.

Safety first

Anti-abrasion rubber reinforcements ensure a 360° protection along the entire upper Ultra-fast SL2 lace + extended power strap with differentiated closure on ankle and instep ensure protection from the weather and adherence to the ankle.

The Arctic GTX insole with 4-layer construction with aluminum and fleece ensures excellent thermal insulation in synergy with the membrane.

MODEL

X-TRAIL PLUS

Northwave X-trail plus are lightweight and breathable shoes.

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Explorer sole with a calibrated stiffness midsole with an ideally flexible medial zone so it also feels great when walking. The MICHELIN rubber tread provides excellent grip on all surfaces.

Use

Innovative mountain bike shoe ideal to walk on any type of terrain.

Safety first
  • Extremely comfortable 3D mesh upper coated with a highly wear-resistant protective film with strategically placed impact-resistant reinforcements
  • SLW3 dial, the only dial with step-by-step and full release in a single button plus
  • Integrated heel system ensures efficient heel retention
PRODUCT

BENEFIT

Specifically designed compound for Outdoor use.
Combination of good adherence and durability.

Great durability

Optimal adherence on different surfaces

Stability

Traction

Multi-faceted sculpture for optimal traction on toe area

Support

Massive sculpture for lateral support

Adherence

Arch sculpture for adherence on different surfaces

Stability

Heel sculpture provides great stability

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