Using the same anatomical design as Northwave's top-tier cycling shoes, the Northwave Torpedo S.R.S. Men's Shoe delivers high levels of performance and an excellent fit, but with materials that won't empty your wallet. Its Ultralight PU upper uses a seamless design with BioMap technology to reduce nasty pressure points. BioMap takes into consideration the placement of your foot in relation to the pedal, ensuring high levels of power transfer, as well as an anatomical fit for extraordinary comfort. Add in a S.R.S. (Single Ratchet System) and asymmetric lower straps for a well-bolstered fit, especially considering the additional heel retention system.
The Carbon Light sole optimally blends carbon fiber with fiberglass. This comfort-optimized blend isn't as stiff as a full-blown race sole with 100% carbon, yet it retains plenty of power for hammering up hills and sprinting down straightaways. This sole is compatible with both traditional 3-hole and Speedplay cleats with the included Speedplay adapter, which features a reduced 0.5-millimeter thickness for better energy transfer and pedal feel.
- Ultralight PU upper with BioMap technology
- S.R.S. closure system, asymmetric lower straps
- Integrated heel retention system
- Performance Pro footbed
- Carbon Light sole
- Compatible with 3-hole, Speedplay (via adapter) cleats
- Item #NTW000E
- Q & A
Unreliable sizing and fit
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 46
I bought a pair of these and they arrived today. While they look fantastic and appear extremely stiff through the sole the size is not as labelled. I bought a 46 (apparently US13) which is what I've always worn. However, these shoes, in addition to being narrower are also definitely not a 46/13.
Shoe is narrower than older models
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I have wider feet, and my old Northwave Aerlites (size 44.5) lasted me several years. I ordered the same size with the S.R.S shoe and it fit much narrower - too narrow for me. I needed to return the item. Too bad - really nice looking shoes.