Verdict from 3 experts and 20 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • The Northwave Core Plus is a very comfortable road cycling shoe, according to almost all of the reviewers.
  • Plenty of buyers commend the shoe’s high-quality construction and materials.
  • It is lightweight, says several wearers.
  • The Core Plus shoe’s many benefits have led some consumers to claim that it has good value for money.
  • A couple of shoppers think that this pair looks stylish.
  • Its closure system is effective and easy to use, based on a number of users’ opinions.
  • A handful of cyclists love the shoe’s breathable fit.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some reviewers claim that this model’s soles aren’t as stiff as higher-end cycling shoes.
  • A few wish that the insoles offer more support.

Bottom line

The Northwave Core Plus is a cycling shoe designed for the road riding novice. However, with its modern closure system, good fit, premium quality, and comfort sold at a relatively low price, plenty see it as a pair for all levels of road cycling.

If you seek an adequately rigid road shoe that ticks most of the boxes and doesn’t break the bank, then the Core Plus might be worthwhile.

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How Northwave Core Plus ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 22% road cycling shoes
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Bottom 47% Northwave cycling shoes
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Bottom 16% breathable cycling shoes
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