Who should buy the Northwave Tribe
Northwave didn’t rush into jumping into the flat bike shoe bandwagon. Instead, they took their time in developing their product until they’re sure about its grip and style. it is a solid option if you:
- Need a shoe that features impeccable performance brought about by several elements.
- Need a suede upper partnered with large mesh inserts and abrasion-resistant toe and heel reinforcements.
- Need a shoe that provides adequate ventilation, durability, and excellent impact protection. Down below, its notable grip is supplied by a co-developed Michelin compound.
Northwave Tribe's Gecko
The Northwave Tribe’s outsole is crafted from a collaborative Michelin compound called the Gecko. It was chosen for its efficiency on uneven surfaces. The sole is made from a robust rubber compound that provides stability and excellent abrasion resistance. The shoe’s tread pattern design took after the Michelin Jet XCR tire.
Keeping your feet looking and feeling fresh, this pair’s suede upper features mesh inserts for breathability. It also provides a casual design that could be taken from cycling to any after-bike endeavors.
Durable and provides adequate protection
This model’s toe and heel areas employ welded TPU reinforcements as an aid in lengthening the shoe’s lifespan and in impact protection. These added coatings are also abrasion-resistant.
Traditional lace-up closure
Utilizing the traditional lace-up closure, the Tribe flat bike shoe offers secure lockdown and highly adjustable retention. The non-stretch laces prevent lace damages and in turn, keeping their integrity for optimal fastening. The shoe comes with an elasticated lace tuck to keep laces from getting caught in the pedal or crankset.