Northwave Expedition GTX Shoes review

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Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £99.99 RRP | USD $184.98
Northwave Expedition GTX Shoes

Our review

Pricey but great for hiking and biking – on the roomy side
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Reflected in their price, the Expeditions feature lightweight Gore-Tex XCR fabric, which helps keep the water out while still maintaining some breathability.


They’re not as heavily built as Shimano’s popular Gore-Tex boots, the MT90s (£115), thanks to a  lightweight, airier mesh construction. A quick-lace system with a toggle closure replaces conventional laces, with a Velcro strap to stop the end flapping about. 

A seriously chunky Vibram sole might weigh them down but it makes the Expeditions great for hiking, with some extra flex in the toe area a bonus for off the bike activities too. 


We’d point out that the fit is on the roomy side – in a 44 they needed thick socks to stop our tester’s feet moving around. 

Product Specifications


Name Expedition GTX Shoes (08)
Brand Northwave

Description Full GoreTex XCR liner construction for breathability comfort waterproofing and windproof. Vibram sole made from natural rubber compound and tread pattern designed to disperse mud and avoid clogging. # Vibram have developed a sole that is extremely comfortable for walking and also extremely rigid for cycling. Speed lace system with toggle closure and velcro cover. Heel loop. Comfortable and good looking shoe.
Manufacturer's Description The Expedition model is born with an outdoor style and the technical features of a specific mountain bike shoe. The GoreTex XCR lining insulates the foot from all atmospheric agents
Weight (g) 1100
Available Colours Black/Grey
Shoe Sizes Available 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47