XFrame Technology - Zero PRessure
X-Frame® by Northwave is an innovative design engineered to transfer every watt of power while providing the snuggest, even fit with no pressure points.
ANATOMICAL ARCH SUPPORT
Not all feet are the same, not even on the same person. The main difference is the conformation of the arch, and ensuring you’ve got the correct support is essential for avoiding tendinitis or plantar fasciitis. A customized arch support on its own doesn’t provide enough support, while technical soles with built-in support can be too extreme and cause discomfort or injury.
Northwave has combined the benefits of both solutions by ironing out their flaws and creating a first for the market: the exclusive patented Anatomical Arch Support® technology. This TPU arch support is externally integrated between the sole and the upper. TPU is not as stiff as the carbon in the sole and this allows the shoe to adapt to the arch of the foot, which gets the best possible support during movement and exercise. Go beyond customized arch supports with your own custom-fit shoe.
SLW2 CLOSING SYSTEM
The only one that offers step by step and full opening release with just 1 single trigger.
MICHELIN SOLE TECHNOLOGY
From tires to soles, from cars to bikes. Northwave was the first cycling brand to strongly believe in the cooperation with Michelin Technical Soles. The core of the partnership is matching Michelin tires’ technology and Northwave’s shoe know-how. The result was the creation of truly innovative soles, designed to increase the performance of offroad technical shoes, featuring a technical and original design.
The technology developed by Michelin for its tires has brought an exceptional added value to further improve Northwave shoes’ performance. It is a new partnership, but it is growing impressively fast, mainly because the two parties strongly believe in the same core values: research, technology, innovation.
The Climaflex collar sock-like feel simultaneously provides unprecedented mobility and total protection from the weather. Free from overlaps and Velcro, the foot and the ankle act as one with the boot thanks to the unique combination of soft, highly insulating thermal Neoprene and the extremely elastic Gore-Tex Rattler® membrane in key areas. A game-changing wind- and waterproof barrier that keeps feet warm and cosy.