Namesake Returns

Wayback in the mists of time in fact when I first came to Manchester, I bought a pair of Canary Yellow top of the range Carbon Soled Northwave road shoes. They clashed terribly with almost any outfit, but were so distinctive that a nickname was coined that stuck around. I’ve been looking for a new pair of riding shoes for a few weeks and with some mad trips planned for later in the year, I’ve snapped up a pair of these.

New Northwave Shoes

After two weeks use all seems to be going well and they’ve bedded in nicely. I probably need to do a couple of distance rides in them to check the soles aren’t going to resurrect the problems of some previous trails shoes, but first impressions seem pretty good. Not too convinced of the benefits of Goretex in anything but boots, but should be useful to a degree in snow and for stream splash crossings.

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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