The heart of the Northwave X-Trail bike shoe is its sole. Mountain cyclists will benefit from this pair's sufficiently rigid soles and super grippy Michelin rubber treads. The upper's 3D mesh with impact-resistant reinforcements yields a comfortable, durable, and protective build ideal for trail riding.
This pair's closure utilizes three Velcro straps for that easy and on-the-go fine-tuning. However, if you like everything about this shoe except for its basic retention system, you might want to check its sibling called the Northwave X-Trail Plus, which uses the BOA dial. These two shoes employ the same exact features excluding the closure mechanism.
What is it for? The Northwave X-Trail MTB shoes feature trail performance elements enveloped in a sleek design. It works well for the following cycling activities:
- All-day mountain riding
- Trail cycling
- Urban commutes
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Fizik Terra X5. This pair is recommended for cyclists who are after bike shoes with slightly more serious features. It comes equipped with BOA closures, a more traditional cycling silhouette, and stiffer soles than the X-Trail.
Bont Riot MTB+. This shoe is for you if you have wide feet or having trouble fitting into the Northwave X-Trail shoe. The Bont bike shoe is heat-moldable and comes with anatomically shaped lasts, which is reported to accommodate most feet.