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Clan Cycling Shoe
Flat pedals win medals, foot out flat out, whatever other clichés you want to come up with, more and more cyclists are hitting the trails on platform pedals. So if you're the kind of rider that favors eschewing from clipless, have a look at the Clan Cycling Shoe from Northwave.
Careful attention was paid to the sole and it features an exclusive Northwave flat system specially developed to deliver complete control. Northwave co-developed the rubber compound for the tread with Michelin ensuring plenty of grip to the pedals. And to be sure that your pedaling power goes right into those pedals, an adaptive TPU shank with calibrated stiffness provides control and support throughout the ride while the EVA midsole offers effective shock absorption over the roughest trails.
Up top, an abrasion-resistant welded upper with large breathable mesh inserts offer durability and keeps feet cool. Welded TPU reinforcements on the toe and heel offer additional impact protection from trail furniture. A mesh tongue features customized padding that further contributes to protecting the foot without hampering breathability. The last feature is its non-stretch laces that easily stow in the elasticated keeper, keeping them out of your drivetrain.
- Northwave's flat shoes for shredding on platforms
- Synthetic uppers are durable and supportive
- Large breathable mesh inserts increase breathability on summer rides
- Welded TPU reinforcements on the toe and heel offer impact protection
- EVA midsole provides efficient shock absorption
- Michelin/Northwave rubber is durable and grippy
- Adaptive TPU shank flexes for walking, not under pedals
- Item #NTW004K
- Upper Material
- Abrasion-resistant synthetic with large breathable mesh inserts
- Michelin-Northwave rubber compound
- Recommended Use
- downhill, enduro, trail
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
What do you think about this product?
August 14, 2020
Stick it and Rip it!
- I've used it several times
- Runs small
Best mtb shoes for flats hands down! I own and have tried all the big-name brands designed specifically for flat pedals and Northwave hit it out of the park with the Clan. Can't believe how grippy they are and super comfortable. Talk about quality, these are VERY well designed and build shoes. Also like the understated graphics (ordered black color). You could definitely get by wearing these with shorts or pants and not look out of place. Please be aware they do run small. I followed the sizing guide and had to exchange the 1st pair I ordered because they were too small. I am a US size 11 and ordered a size 44 according to the chart. Returned for a size 45 and they fit perfect. The sizes on my other flat range from 44-45.5, so its not uncommon for manufacturers to have a "range" that is not one size fits all. Read reviews on other sites before purchasing and as many stated, definitely order one size bigger.
June 15, 2019
- I've used it several times
If you are looking for an alternative to Five10 flat pedal shoes these might be your next pair. Not throwing shade on Five 10s, but my longer skinnier feet just a didn’t feel at home in them. These Northwave Clans are way more comfortable, have a great tacky outsole, shoelace caddy and are very understated and stylish. Love them!