Who should buy the Northwave Core Plus
The Northwave Core Plus is an all-rounder cycling shoe with a 3-hole cleat design best recommended for:
- both the novice and experienced cyclists who are looking for a solid quality shoe with good venting and comfort
- cyclists who want an all-round, performance cycling shoe that is also compatible with SPD cleats
Delivers on performance and comfort
The Northwave Core Plus road shoe delivers on performance and user-friendly features but at a KEEN price range.
This Italian-style offering by Northwave comes with a seamless upper, Carbon reinforced sole, and a quick-dial adjustment for ease of use and comfort.
Core Plus is compatible with 2-point SPD cleat
The Core Plus road shoe is compatible with the 2-point SPD cleat attachment option (cleat plate not included), with ubiquitous three-point, making this pair ideal for both leisure and performance riding.
The Northwave brand does not use leather on the Core Plus. The material used on the upper section is hard-wearing and does a good job shrugging off scratches.
Not as stiff as higher-end cycling shoes
Some reviewers claim that this model’s soles aren’t as stiff as higher-end cycling shoes.
Moreover, a few wish that the insoles offer more support.
Smooth pedaling performance
However, when it comes to pedaling performance, the shoe is pretty smooth, thanks to its NRG Air carbon-reinforced sole offering a good balance of sufficient stiffness and comfort.
When you put some power down, you will immediately notice a rapid efficiency but at the same time, some degree of flex, which makes it performs better when navigating on rougher roads or racking up longer miles.
Plenty of buyers commends the shoe’s high-quality construction and materials. All in all, the Northwave Core Plus is a very comfortable road cycling shoe, according to almost all of the reviewers.
It’s a very “wash-and-wear” shoe, especially the black colorway option, which is a great choice for unconcerned with cyclists with clumsy feet.
Keeps your feet cool
As a side benefit, ventilation is quite good too. This is due to the perorations on the upper with 5 sole vents that keep air circulating in the shoe’s interior, keeping your feet fresh and cool during a long ride.
The Core Plus shoe’s many benefits have led some consumers to claim that it has good value for money.
Northwave Core Plus is lightweight and stylish
A couple of shoppers think that this pair looks stylish and lightweight. Its closure system is effective and easy to use, based on a number of users’ opinions.
This Northwave road shoe is compatible with road bike pedal systems that utilize cleats with 3-bolt standards