Who should buy the Northwave Clan
The Clan by Northwave are sturdy MTB shoes. It is a solid option if you:
- Need a shoe that is crafted with durable upper materials and flat, grippy soles.
- Need a shoe that features a tough abrasion-resistant welded upper with mesh inserts for enhanced comfort and pockets of ventilation.
- Prefer a shoe that has TPU reinforcements to provide impact protection.
Giving the shoe its excellent pedal grip is an outsole design, called Gravity FPS, that took two years in the making. Crafted from Michelin’s adhesive Gecko+ rubber compound, it allows the rider to stay connected and take control while pedaling.
This model’s power transfer is administered by an adaptive TPU shank. Apart from its rigid make-up, the shank also keeps the foot feeling supported and secure.
The Northwave Clan cleat system
The Northwave Clan features a flat and grippy sole design. It offers excellent shoe-to-pedal connection and gives the wearer confidence in the trail by providing the freedom to plant their feet any time needed.
Some of the pedals you can try with this shoe are Dimension Baic Heavy-Duty Nylon, DMR V6, and Fyxation Gates Slim Platform.
Durable and breathable upper
Crafted from welded synthetic materials and mesh inserts, the Northwave Clan is both durable and well-ventilated. A padded tongue enhances comfort and cushioning.
TPU reinforcements are placed on the toe and heel areas to keep the foot protected from rock strikes and other unexpected impact sources in the trail.
For its retention system, the shoe utilizes non-stretch laces for a consistent and tested efficiency to keep your feet in place. An elasticated lace keeper helps keep loose ends from getting caught in the crankset or pedals. For faster and easier on and off, the Clan comes with a heel pull-tab.
Standard removable insole
This footwear comes with a standard removable insole. If you need more support, feel free to replace it with special orthotic footbeds.