Northwave Tribute shoes review



Northwave Tribute shoes

BikeRadar verdict

80.0 out of 5 stars

"Tri-specific race shoes that are perfect for fast transitions, if a little on the sweaty side"

Monday, February 15, 2010 4.00pm By

Triathlon racing shoes aren’t like other bike shoes. You need to be able to slip in and out of them quickly, you need good grip for running through the transition area, you need breathability and you need a scuff-resistant heel cup, should your shoes drag on the concrete as you run with your bike.

These bright white offerings from Northwave deliver well in most departments. Their velcro straps and heel tab mean you can whip them on and off in a jiffy, while their stiff carbon soles make them light and super-stiff, giving plenty of leverage against the pedals.

The insoles may be a bit minimalist and they’re not the most breathable shoes we’ve ever worn, but minor quibbles aside, they come well recommended.

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Tribute triathlon shoes (10)

Available Colours:
Shoe Closure:
Velcro Straps
Shoe Sizes Available:
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47
Sole Type:
Carbon Fibre
Uppers Material:
Mesh Panels

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