Verdict from 8 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Most reviewers of Northwave Jet 2 applaud the pair's comfortable feel.
  • More than a handful of the consumers find this road cycling shoe to be good looking.
  • Some owners praise the pair for its excellent quality in materials and construction.
  • A number find the Jet 2's sole to be adequately stiff.
  • A couple of buyers appreciate its relatively budget-friendly price.
  • It is lightweight, according to a few wearers.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A reviewer claims that the Velcro strap is not enough to achieve his ideal fit.
  • One rider gripes that the shoe isn't sufficiently ventilated for summer rides.

Bottom line

Great for beginner cyclists as well as experienced riders, the Jet 2 by Northwave gets high marks for its comfort, quality and decently stiff soles. The cleat design's versatility also appealed to plenty of individuals.

However, there are a few minor issues reported, but ultimately, the shoe's simple design yet efficient performance impressed a lot of cyclists.

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Good to know

Who is it for? The Northwave Jet 2 is a road bike shoe recommended for cyclists who are finding the following characteristics in their footwear:

  • Versatile cleat design
  • Minimal design
  • Easy to use double Velcro retention system
  • Replaceable heel pad

What is it for? This cycling shoe's construction and features are also suitable for the following bike pursuits:

  • Leisure road rides
  • Indoor cycling
  • Training

Decent rigidity. The Northwave Jet 2 employs the brand's NRG Air sole technology. It is rated 6 out of 15 in Northwave's stiffness index chart.

Breathable. The sole is designed with five ventilation pockets to promote good airflow.

Longevity. Equipped with replaceable heel pads, the shoe's traction can be replaced and renewed once the pad starts to wear off. This feature helps lengthen the shoe's overall lifespan.

The Northwave Jet 2 utilizes a universal cleat design, wherein cyclists can use either SPD two-bolt or Look Delta three-bolt pedals. If you choose to use the SPD option, some of the pedals you can use are DMR V-Twin Clipless, Crank Brothers Mallet E and Shimano M647.

If you prefer the Look Delta cleat system, these pedals are suitable: Time Xpro 12, Garmin Vector 3S Power Meter and Issi Flip III.

Note that the cleat plate for the SPD option is not included in the purchase.

Comfort. The upper is crafted from synthetic materials with minimal stitching for a comfortably snug fit sans the hot spots and pressure points.

Lockdown. A double Velcro design governs the retention system. This offers an easily adjustable fit even while on the saddle.

The straps work in conjunction with the integrated heel system to keep the foot in place while pedaling.

The Northwave Jet 2 features the brand's Air Sports insole. This footbed is designed to provide enhanced comfort and cushioning while promoting excellent airflow via perforations.

  • Apart from the Jet 2 model, the Jet range by Northwave also includes two other designs: the Jet Evo and Jet Pro. The Northwave Jet Pro employs the most maximal design with stitches throughout the shoe, while the Jet Evo updates the Pro with a more modern look and lesser stitchings.


How Northwave Jet 2 ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 2% road cycling shoes
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Bottom 4% Northwave cycling shoes
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Bottom 2% spd cycling shoes
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