Northwave Mission shoes review

Perfect for bike and hike situations

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3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £69.99 RRP | USD $101.99
Northwave Mission

Our review

Rugged, comfortable shoe for riding – and walking – all the trails.
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The Northwave Missions are perfect for bike and hike situations. The slightly flexible sole loses power on the pedals, but if you want versatile shoes for walking and riding, these are a winner.


These all-round freeride/trail shoes come with rugged outsoles, along with plenty of padding and protection.

Unlike Scott’s or Shimano’s trail shoes, for example, these don’t have a high ankle section, despite weighing 1008g. But what you do get is a Vibram rubber outsole that makes them a great gripper off the bike, especially on tough terrain.

These are some of the easiest shoes to walk in, but you can feel them flex on the pedals and power is lost as a consequence.

A Velcro strap keeps them lashed in place and protects your laces, too.


If you know you’ll have plenty of walking to do as well as pedalling, then the Missions are a very good bet.

Product Specifications


Name Mission Shoe
Brand Northwave

Manufacturer's Description Specific footwear for freeriding. with all the charecteristics of a technical product. Materials better suited to the needs of cyclists who pedal off-road in the middle of dust and mud on bumpy trails were selected for the upper. The structure of the shoe provides protection and optimum closing without forgoing comfort. The toe and heel counter are well protected and the foot is well stabilized. The Vibram sole also lets you pedal with the shoe engaging the pedal and walk easily when you get off the saddle.
Available Colours Black/Grey
Weight (g) 1008
Shoe Sizes Available 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49