NORTHWAVE MEN'S SHOES - ROAD
Along with a ton of ventilation, the Evolution S.B.S. Shoe features Northwave’s exclusive fit, performance, and comfort enhancing technologies -- including a wood insole. Wood's natural vibration-damping qualities reduce fatigue from muscles being rattled for hours in the saddle. It’s this kind of innovative thinking that has propelled Northwave to the top of the cyling shoe food chain, and is likely to keep it there for quite a while.
The Wood Lasting Insole is made with bonded layers of wood, and the thermoformed wooden arch provides support and a natural feel. Under this exclusive insole is a carbon fiber soleplate that's much lighter than other, less costly sole materials. It also allows Northwave to reduce sole thickness for direct power transfer from your foot to the pedal.
For the best fit, Northwave uses a unique biomechanical (BioMap) mapping analysis to design its products. Athletes are tested extensively to help design gear that works in perfect synergy with the body’s systems. This testing ensures optimal fit, comfort, and performance. BioMap testing contributes to every design aspect of the shoes, including cut design, seam positioning, and material selection.
The Evolution's S.B.S. (Step By Step) ratcheting system provides stable closure that won’t come undone or loosen up while you ride. It allows you to dial in a precise fit so you can maximize pedaling efficiency without having to deal with hot spots and blisters. Also contributing to this is the Tenso Strap system, which lets you make fast, precise adjustments to the fit of the shoe while you’re on the bike.
Northwave ensures proper strap alignment by using an over-injected material on the sides of the Tenso strap to guide them into place. With fit and comfort dialed, the last thing essential to cycling shoes is ventilation.
Northwave’s advanced Aerator ventilation system aims to prevent overheating even on the hottest rides. Large mesh vents on the toe and the sides of the shoe allow cool air to enter while hot air passes out through the Omega heel. The ventilated Performance Pro footbed allows air to flow all around your foot to keep it cool and dry during a ride, and the breathable microfiber upper lets your foot regulate its temperature naturally.
The Northwave Evolution S.B.S. Shoes are available in White/Black, Lime/Blue, and Black/Silver. They are available in whole sizes 39 to 48 and half sizes 39.5 to 45.5.