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.

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Excellent traction

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.

Northwave Clan Excellent traction

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.

Northwave Clan The Northwave Clan cleat system

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.

Northwave Clan Durable and breathable upper

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.

Secure fit

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.

Northwave Clan Secure fit

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.

Northwave Clan Standard removable insole

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 17.1oz
Use: Mountain
Cleat design: Flat
Closure: Lace
Features: Lace Tucks
Material: Synthetic/Mesh upper
Technology: Michelin Soles

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Rhys Smith
Rhys Smith

Rhys is an expert in all things cycling and bicycles who at a young age pursued the dream of becoming a professional cyclist by racing for a French and then Belgian road racing team at the Elite level. He is heavily involved in the cycling scene and runs one of Australia’s highest-rated online bicycle parts stores. He’s THE expert when it comes to testing cycling shoes.