Northwave Enduro Mid Shoes
During the development of Enduro Mid, Northwave turned to their top pro riders and asked them to help develop the perfect enduro shoe. It took over a year to analyse the feedback and translate all of the data into real shoes. Multiple prototypes were subjected to thousands of miles of testing in all kinds of weather. To perfect the project we partnered up with the guys at Michelin Technical Soles, who shared their tyre know-how and technology to help create the perfect sole. Created with the experience of top champions, developed with trailblazing technologies, and driven by pure passion.
- Sole: X-Fire Michelin
- Upper: Multilayer Thermowelded construction with thermowelded reinforcements
- Closing system: Speed Lace System 2 + Strap
- Heel: Integrated Heel System
- Tech: Toe reinforcement derived from MX technology
Ratings & Reviews
North wave class
by Dean Gurney
Tough, comfortable shoe that gives great support and confidence.
I’m on my second pair they are that good.
Comfortable, Great Fit and Tough
Hands down the most comfortable mtb shoe I've ridden. Great padding around the ankle while still being stiff and light. Great adjustability with the boa and security with the velcro strap. After riding these for the last 2 months 3 or 4 times are week in a variety of conditions they are holding up well and seem to be as tough as others and what you'd expect.
My new favourites
by Kieran -
I am super picky when it comes to cycling shoes. I have wide feet and finding shoes that I don't have to size up in is difficult.
These Northwave Enduro Mids are freaking amazing! Great shape to them (they don't crush your little toe into your other toes), wide forefoot area to ensure the nerves between your metatarsals don't get compressed and give you numb toes or pins and needles, the tall heel cup and the strap combine to keep your heel in the shoe when pedalling or walking, good closure system (a quick release would be nice like some new BOA dials have). Everything I was looking for in a gravity orientated shoe.
Then you notice the little details. The tread under the toes and heel looks like a mud tyre and provides amazing grip for hike-a-bike sections, the tread around the middle of the foot and cleat recess is minimal and results in these being really easy to get into and out of with my Mallet E pedals while still gripping the pins on the pedals for support. The cleat recess is offset to the inside of your foot, which places your foot further out under your knee for better knee tracking when pedalling and bonus heel clearance on the wide rear ends of modern boost frames.
Finally, they're stiff enough that I don't think about that aspect when riding, yet they're so easy to walk in, I did a few hours of trail care today in them in comfort.
Kudos to Northwave for getting Cedric Garcia to help develop these shoes. The result is the best damn trail riding shoes on the market.
Note - I've had them a couple of weeks. I'll report back on durability but so far so good. These things are sick!
Northwave Enduro creating dust
by Matt P. -
Having worn these shoes for a while now, I have to say that I can't fault them. They were extremely comfortable right out of the box. Might have to go a 1/2 to full size bigger though. Great on flat pedals with no slipping and easy to get clipped in. Worth every penny.