Northwave Clan Shoes

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Description

After 25 years in the industry Northwave has finally produced a flat soled shoe. If you know Northwave you'll also know they don't even sneeze without planning and preparing for it.  The sole of the Clan Shoes saw two years of research and testing alone.  And it's not just a sole, it's an engineered sole system. The Gravity FPS outsole, known as Gecko+, Northwave claims to be the stickiest compound on the market (big call, we know). Co-developed by Northwave and Michelin Technical Soles grip, traction and durability were the goals the new Gecko+ sole hits the mark!

Who's It For: Flat pedal riders (unite!) that are after a very durable shoe with the (claimed) stickiest sole on the market. 

Pedal Interface: Flat pedals only.

Closure: Good ol' fashioned, rarely fail you, easy to find when you need 'em, non-stretch laces. There is a handy elasticated keeper to stow the laces under ensuring they don't end up in your chainring. 

Upper Materials: The Clan features an abrasion-resistant welded upper with large breathable mesh inserts. Specifically placed welded TPU reinforcements are found on the toe and heel for impact protection. The mesh tongue has customized padding for protection and breathability.  

Sole Materials: Are you ready for this? Grip, traction and durability. Those were the three boxes the Clan sole's needed to tick.  The question was can one single rubber compound provide this? The answer was no- in the end it took a whole engineered sole system with multiple elements that work together.  First you have an integrated rubber arch support that ensures stability on the pedals and increased impact protection.  Then an adaptive TPU shank (located inside the sole) with calibrated stiffness ensuring greater control, support, and stress response.  This TPU shank has lengthwise openings along the medial zone and heel which contain flexion and help control torsion.  This is a big help with connectivity to the pedals. Horizontal wedge openings along the toe of the shank enable flexion of the foot on and off the bike.  There is also an EVA midsole to help minimise weight while offering effective shock absorption. Lastly we have the Gecko+ Gravity FPS outsole, which Northwave claims to be durable as well as the stickiest compound on the market.

Sole Type: The tread design features and extensive flat area with specific cuts to increase pedal pin contact. The toe and heel area features strong sculptures for traction off the bike regardless if your walking up the trail or down.

Weight: Not specified.

Sizing Guide: These shoes are a loose fit but are supposed to fit true to size.  If you've been a size 43 in your last few pairs of Five Tens you should be a 43 in these as well. 

Last/Width type: Not specified. 

Cleats: Nope. Flat pedal revolution!

Pros: Highly developed and engineered sole system. Durable construction. Laces!

Cons: I hope you like black because that is the only colour option. 

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Reviews

4.6

Sturdy Platforms

by

Great shoes well made solid construction with good looks. I feel a lot safer now that my feet have some good protection from these shoes against terrain on the trails. I have noticed my feet stick to the pedals a lot better helping me get more power to the pedals. I can't believe what a difference a decent pair of MTB shoes can make. Seriously better than the trainers I was wearing to ride.

Great shoe, but the rubber doesn't last long

by

I bought these mid October and the sole lasted until Mid-December. The are super comfortable and were worn daily.. A bit disappointed on the life span of this shoe. I would at least get 4 months plus out of Five Tens or Specialized 2F0.

A good rugged mtb shoe

by

Nice stiff sole that lasts a long time, grips well on the pedals. Haven't regretted my purchase

Wanted a 5ten that wasn't a 5ten

by

I was really surprised at how good these should really are. Doesn't seem to give up much to stealth rubber, but seems to be wearing well and the sole is really stiff (which I like). Well built, but they are on the heavy side.

Great Shoe

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Confirming what previous reviewers have said. These shoes are the goods.

I had a fair of fivetens with the stealth soul, and although the grip was great, because fivetens sizing is all out of whack, they were half a size too small for me. I couldn't return them as I purchased them from overseas (should have stuck with mtbdirect).

So I wasn't going to make the same mistake twice, I thought I'd give the Northwave shoes a go. When I first took them out of the box and tested the grip level, I was a bit disappointed compared to the fivetens. The rubber seems to be of a harder compound. But when I actually took them out of the trails, they are perfect. No pedal slips, even in the wet. And they can be repositioned on the pedal easier than the FiveTen when you need to.

5 stars from me.

Mint shoes

by

Excellent shoes for the trails if you want to separate from the 5-10 herd. Stick like glue to the pedals but easy enough to reposition or dab if needed. Superb stiffness for pedal efficiency but still comfortable if you need to walk up any sections of trail. True to size for regular width feet, perhaps size up if yours are wider.

Ratings & Reviews

9 reviews

Sturdy Platforms

by

Great shoes well made solid construction with good looks. I feel a lot safer now that my feet have some good protection from these shoes against terrain on the trails. I have noticed my feet stick to the pedals a lot better helping me get more power to the pedals. I can't believe what a difference a decent pair of MTB shoes can make. Seriously better than the trainers I was wearing to ride.

Great shoe, but the rubber doesn't last long

by

I bought these mid October and the sole lasted until Mid-December. The are super comfortable and were worn daily.. A bit disappointed on the life span of this shoe. I would at least get 4 months plus out of Five Tens or Specialized 2F0.

A good rugged mtb shoe

by

Nice stiff sole that lasts a long time, grips well on the pedals. Haven't regretted my purchase

Wanted a 5ten that wasn't a 5ten

by

I was really surprised at how good these should really are. Doesn't seem to give up much to stealth rubber, but seems to be wearing well and the sole is really stiff (which I like). Well built, but they are on the heavy side.

Great Shoe

by

Confirming what previous reviewers have said. These shoes are the goods.

I had a fair of fivetens with the stealth soul, and although the grip was great, because fivetens sizing is all out of whack, they were half a size too small for me. I couldn't return them as I purchased them from overseas (should have stuck with mtbdirect).

So I wasn't going to make the same mistake twice, I thought I'd give the Northwave shoes a go. When I first took them out of the box and tested the grip level, I was a bit disappointed compared to the fivetens. The rubber seems to be of a harder compound. But when I actually took them out of the trails, they are perfect. No pedal slips, even in the wet. And they can be repositioned on the pedal easier than the FiveTen when you need to.

5 stars from me.

Mint shoes

by

Excellent shoes for the trails if you want to separate from the 5-10 herd. Stick like glue to the pedals but easy enough to reposition or dab if needed. Superb stiffness for pedal efficiency but still comfortable if you need to walk up any sections of trail. True to size for regular width feet, perhaps size up if yours are wider.

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Anthracite - Red - EU 408030819120936
Anthracite - Red - EU 428030819119664
Anthracite - Red - EU 438030819120950
Anthracite - Red - EU 448030819120967
Anthracite - Red - EU 458030819120974
Anthracite - Red - EU 468030819120981
Anthracite - Red - EU 478030819120998
Black - EU 368030819081398
Black - EU 378030819081404
Black - EU 388030819081411
Black - EU 398030819081428
Black - EU 408030819081435
Black - EU 418030819081442
Black - EU 428030819069686
Black - EU 438030819081459
Black - EU 448030819081466
Black - EU 458030819081473
Black - EU 468030819081480
Black - EU 478030819081497
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