Aaron L.wrote a review of Northwave Rebel Shoes on October 24, 2012
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've been shopping for mountain bike shoes for a few months and finally found the perfect pair. The Rebel SBS ratchet system was great, but the way that the strap adjusted and attached to the shoe would get in the way of the shoe closing and it didn't seem like a quality fitting. I'm much happier with the top strap as a velcro closure that is securely stitched to the upper.
While these are lower price, they are decently stiff, but not hard like a carbon soled road shoe. I'm primarily using them for cyclocross this season and mountain bike riding.
This shoe fits great, however sizing wise I wear a 44.5 in older Northwave Road shoes that are about 7 years old, while I needed the size 45 in the Rebel.