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
Freeride
Inspired by MICHELIN® JET XCR
Enduro Mid
MTB-Trail
Inspired by MICHELIN® COUNTRY ROCK & WILD DIG’R
Ghost Pro
Cross Country
Inspired by MICHELIN® WILD RACE'R
Tribe
Freeride
Inspired by MICHELIN® JET XCR
XTrail Plus
MTB-Trail
Inspired by MICHELIN® COUNTRY ROCK & COUNTRY DRY 2
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
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

Inspired by

MICHELIN® JET XCR

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
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

Inspired by

MICHELIN® COUNTRY ROCK & WILD DIG’R

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
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.

Inspired by

MICHELIN® WILD RACE’R

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
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

Inspired by

MICHELIN® JET XCR

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

Inspired by

MICHELIN® COUNTRY ROCK & COUNTRY DRY 2

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