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Gear Review

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Stiff, nice design

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I decided on these partly because they were on sale and for their looks. Probably the most attractive I've seen from Northwave. I ordered a 1/2 size smaller than normal and at first they really squeezed my feet, but just after a few rides they are more accomodating. The rachet and dorsal cable laces are very effective locking down the foot as well as easy to adjust on the go. Before these�I used my tri shoes for everything and this was just a big jump never having a pure carbon footbed. BUT, beware the localized plantar pressure that can result so think about insole orthotics to support the arch and distribute stress. Anyway, this shoe is a great deal especially on sale and I'm happy with my first performance/race-level buy.

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how about the weight? is the sole made of carbon fiber?

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The carbon soles are super light, the weight is remarkably light. I don't even notice they are on. The carbon sole is only a couple MM think so I found my stock Look cleat screws were so long they popped up inside the shoe a bit. I had to by extra short screws to remedy this.