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Micro-perforated upper to guarantee ventilation and thermoregulation
PU toe and heel reinforcements increase abrasion resistance to ensure durability and resistance in the most demanding conditions
Rubber sole for grip and reliability even when walking
I have been trying to find the right shoe for gravel, something that is comfortable enough, safe to hike the bike, but also performs well when on a long road ride. The soles of the Northwave Rockstar are great by not flexing, the shoelaces allows me to tie my shoe to my comfort, the little holes allow for air to move in and out keeping my feet dry. Also, I rode on a rainy day and I was worried about the little holes letting to much water in and getting my feet wet, but it did not happen. The shoes is fantastic for me.
I am 5'5" weight is 122 lbs, size was right on as I follow the sizing guide and measure my foot and I order the size 39.5 .
Delivery was fast
Overall great product, great customer service.
I'm a big fan of laces regardless of what other rider preferences and experiences.
For me laces are a nice classic look. Paired with a shoe with great looking white uppers, you have nice look on the bike.
I also have a pair of the Rockster special edition Zydeco color-way. Both are also great fitting shoes for my feet. Perfect for an all-day bike trekking trip or day on the gravel trails. And if you need to get off the bike an walk, these are perfect for hike-a-bike sections.
Both the white and blue/green colored shoes are my new favorites. I'm not racing anymore, nor do I try to get quickly from point A to B. But these are perfect for my 3-4 hours rides to just enjoy the feeling of getting out and riding!
In the limited time I have spent in the shoes so far, I am really impressed with the fit and feel of the shoes. They are snug, but the perforations in the side give the shoe adequate stretch and the foot bed is perfect.
These cycling cleats are my new top pick when out for a gravel ride. Lace design gives me optimal fit and adjustment when needed. Friends want to know... what brand it that cleat? NORTHWAVE. ROCKSTER!!
I am a ladies 8.5 / cycling shoe 41 and my specialized S-Works for road were not “giving” in the toe box - a much needed quality when riding in the heat!! For gravel I moved over to this Northwave shoe. It has the necessary grips protecting the cleats and does all a gravel shoe should do but it feels as light as my road shoes. And the leather gives. Very comfy, reasonably priced.