Extreme GT 3 Cycling Shoe
The Extreme GT 3 Cycling Shoe from Northwave sets us up for success when it comes to performance. It features a Morph Carbon 12 AAS sole with a full-carbon insert in the pedal area and a stiffness index of 12 for maximum efficiency. Made with the XFrame 2 construction, the upper makes for superb power transfer and a snug fit with no pressure points. The double SLW3 dial makes for micro-adjustments as needed, and an integrated heel system prevents slipping.
- High-performance road cycling shoe for the best riders
- Morph Carbon 12 AAS sole for maximum stiffness
- Anatomical Arch Support is ideal for any type of foot
- XFrame 2 construction for power transfer and a snug fit
- Dual SLW3 dial differentiates pressure at the top of the foot
- Integrated heel system prevents slippage
- Item #NTWZ06S
- Upper Material
- SLW3 dials
- carbon fiber
- Cleat Compatibility
- Claimed Weight
- [single, size 46] 12oz
- road cycling
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
3 based on 2 ratings
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January 22, 2023
Dial system is fatal flaw
- I've put it through the wringer
- Size Bought:
- 5' 8"
These lasted about 7 months. The fit and overall construction are good enough, but the Northwave dial lacing system is bad enough to eclipse any positive features of this shoe. The mechanism is a little cumbersome at baseline, but gets considerably worse once the ratcheting latch system starts to wear and stick. I've had numerous shoes and boots with Boa lacing as well as Sidi's system and have not had issues with any of those over years of use. I wish I could say the same for Northwave. The mechanism on both shoes started to become problematic after 5-6 months, and I finally got stuck in one of the shoes when the latch failed altogether and would not release. I finally had to cut the lace to extricate my foot. I won't be buying their shoes again.
February 15, 2022
So far, so good
- I've used it several times
- Size Bought:
- 5' 9"
**Disclaimer, this review is for the Extreme GT2 which is near identical to to this model.** I was a looking for an affordable high quality show to replace my 10 year old Bontrager shoes. Since visiting a showroom wasn’t an option I ordered these in 45 and half size below for reference. The 45 did the trick. Northwave 45 against a Bontrager 45 has a differential of about 3mm though both claim to be 290. I attribute the majority of this to the toebox though some is the sole. Looks: these really look the part though I wish they had some reflective elements for safety. Fit: these shoes are much roomier than my previous shoes especially in the toe box. With lightweight socks you will have to really crank the dials down to the maximum for a non slip fit. With heavyweight wool socks these shoes don’t require a terrible a terrible amount of adjusting. The ankle support could be a bit more snug but the minimal movement is not unbearable. Tech: The dial system works fairly simply for tightening however having to hold the release while pulling the tongue takes getting used to. Feel: these shoes feel very stiff and transfer maximum power right from the forefoot there the carbon insert is placed. The upper is somewhat stiff so expect some time to break them in for desired comfort. On the comfort note Northwave could stand to soften the tongue of the upper because it does dig into the top of the in instep (see pic). Additionally as you can tell by the photos the uppers do not have a lot of ventilation though there is an airflow system incorporated into the outsole. Lastly the insole could stand to be a LOT more comfy. I anticipate changing them in the near future for something more comfortable and supportive especially in the arch. Verdict to date: So far so good after about ~40 miles of indoor sessions to fine tune fitment and identify hot spots. I have high hopes for these shoes and so far they have not let me down however time will tell. Will update once a few road miles are achieved.
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