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 Logo

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.

Northwave Tribe Outsole

Breathable upper

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.

Northwave Tribe Breathable upper

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.

Northwave Tribe Durable and provides adequate protection

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.

Northwave Tribe Traditional lace-up closure

Facts / Specs

Weight: 435g
Use: Mountain
Cleat design: Flat
Closure: Lace
Features: Breathable, Lace Tucks
Material: Suede upper
Technology: Michelin Soles

Compare popularity Interactive

Compare the popularity of another shoe to Northwave Tribe: