Review: Northwave Clan Flat Pedal Shoes

Jun 21, 2019
by Daniel Sapp  


When Italian company Northwave set out to develop a new flat pedal shoe, they knew they had to bring something really good to the table in order to get riders to consider stepping away from the more well-known options on the market.

By partnering with Michelin, Northwave believes they have the rubber compound - one of the most important parts of a flat pedal shoe - figured out. The Clan shoe is designed to be stiff but not overly clunky or difficult to move in, with ample padding and protection throughout.

The Clan is part of Northwave's "Pro" line of shoes. It comes in black, blue, and orange colors and sells for $149.99 USD.
Northwave Clan Details
• Michelin rubber sole
• Internal adapted TPU shank
• Reinforced toe and heel
• Rubber sidewall arch support
• Tread on toe for walking traction
• Colors: black, blue, orange
• Weight: 484 grams per shoe, size 43
• $149.99 USD
www.northwave.com


Michelin's 'Gravity Top' flat sole system is designed to provide traction on the pedals, good grip when you're on your feet, and plenty of support.
Reinforced toe and heel cups offer added support and, more importantly, protection.


Construction

The Clan is Northwave's top of the line gravity flat pedal shoe. Northwave developed two different soles with Michelin, the "Gravity Top" used in the Clan and then the "Gravity" which is used for the more sport-level shoe, the Tribe. The Gravity Top sole has a few things that separate it from the lower-end Gravity sole, including its tread pattern, increased arch support, and EVA cushioning.

The tread compound on the shoe is inspired by Michelin's Jet XCR tire. It's made to offer a lot of traction on wet and slippery surfaces while still being durable enough to hold up to being repeatedly poked by pedal pins. The tread pattern on the toe and heel is designed to provide traction during hike-a-bike sections of a ride. In the middle of the shoe, where the shoes will sit on the pedals, there's a smoother flat area with cuts and sipes for locking into the pins and keeping your feet securely in place.

There's an internal shank that's designed to keep the shoe stiff and firmly secured around the shape of the rider's foot. Last but not least, an elastic lace trap is used to keep the shoelaces from becoming ensnared in your chain, or wrapped around a crankarm.


Reinforced toe and heel zones to abate the stray rock or other impacts.
Laces are kept neatly out of the way and retained by an easy-to-use elastic band on the tongue of the shoe.



Performance

Right out of the box, the Clan was noticeably well supported yet comfortable. My foot is a tad on the narrow side, and I found that I did have some extra room in the toe box, but I wasn't slipping or sliding around in the shoe. The heel cup is stout and does an excellent job of keeping the foot supported, and there is ample arch support as well. The Clan laces up nicely and the laces stow out of the way with the elastic band. It also does a nice job of helping the shoes stay tied, something that can be a bit of an issue with lace-up shoes, especially if you're riding jungly trails where branches tend to magically untie them.

On the pedals, the Clan is extremely grippy and offers all of the traction I could ask for, as much as any of the other leading shoes. Even with all that grip, I still found it especially easy to reposition it if my stance wasn't exactly how I wanted. The middle of the sole being flatter and having more siping than raised tread helps with this. I had no trouble keeping my feet on the pedals when the terrain became rough, and the shoe doesn't mute the feel of the pedals, something that's crucial when riding on flats.

As far as walking around and traction off the bike is concerned, the Clan scores top marks for wet rocks and sketchy terrain. The shoe has traction enough for plenty of confidence in hike-a-bikes and isn't so stiff that it's not comfortable enough to hang out in post-ride.

If we were to compare it to the popular Five Ten Impact Pro, it’s very similar in many ways. The tread pattern is, of course, quite different and I find the Clan to be easier to reposition the foot on the pedal than the Impact Pro. It’s also an ever so slightly lighter duty construction in the toe and upper. If choosing between the two it’s going to come down to personal preference more than a massive difference in performance.



Pros

+ Plenty of support for long rides
+ Comfortable & well constructed
+ Good traction on and off the bike
Cons

- May be a little roomy for riders with narrower feet.




Daniel Sapp in Pisgah National Forest.


Pinkbike's Take

bigquotesThere are a number of good options for a flat pedal shoe out there and the Clan is undoubtedly one of them. It offers plenty of traction on and off of the pedals, it has a supportive fit, and it has proven durable with use in some pretty poor conditions. For someone that's looking for a well-engineered flat pedal shoe, the Clan is worth checking out.Daniel Sapp







133 Comments

  • + 49
 What we really need to know is “are they better than Fiveten Impacts Pros”?
  • + 2
 Looking at reviews on CRC they seem to compare favourably, will put them on the shortlist.
  • + 13
 They will almost certainly last longer than 510
  • + 0
 Anything that stands for New Wave music is cool with me.
  • + 2
 They are very solid shoes.. the rubber slides a bit more over the metal pins more so than the 5-10's but doesn't shred apart quite as fast as the 5-10's.. Also The CON.. Not very accurate, I have a mid-sized width foot and these are tighter and more narrow then 5-10.. Cheers
  • - 2
 @piersgritten: how long did your 510s last
  • + 1
 What he said! Took the words right out of my mouth.
  • + 0
 I have five ten impact pro's and a 10 year old pair of freeriders that I still use, what I want is the inpact sole with the freeride breathable top for the summer, these could be what I am looking for, any other recommendations, I have quite wide feet and five ten fit impact fit ok with just a bit of rubbing occasionally
  • + 38
 Absolutely no one:

Flat MTB shoe manufacturers: I’m going to make the ugliest shoe in existence.
  • + 14
 I like them. If they were black they’d be a lot nicer though.
  • + 16
 I dunno, I kind of appreciate Northwave's commitment to 80's and 90's Euro ski slope "fashion".
  • + 16
 My first thought: do they come with a Nokia cellphone that you wear in a holster on your hip? They look like New Balance running shoes.
  • + 5
 I never liked the clan.
  • + 3
 I really like the seams, badge, and contours of the shoe. I think it just didn’t get creative enough with the color ways.
  • + 3
 Also none ever: Please don't make shoes over size 12 in a wide footprint, My size 13 feet are just as narrow as a 3rd grader.
  • + 5
 @IntoTheEverflow: Wu Tang Clan ain't nuthin to F_%k wit.!
  • + 0
 thats the most atrocious bluish purple I've ever seen in my life
  • + 21
 I count on ugly color design choices to ensure that I can buy well performing outdoor stuff on closeout.
  • + 1
 @IntoTheEverflow: Wu Tang forever!
  • + 2
 Why is that ever bike shoe manufacturer feels that riders need shoes that scream "HEY EVERYONE I'M WEARING GOOFY SHOES AND YOU CAN TELL BECAUSE THEY ARE WILD COLORS!"
  • + 2
 Theyre going to be a hit with those that see their lives as 1980’s parody’s and dress their sarcastic part.
  • + 2
 @MarcusBrody: i can approve that in my yellow raceface shorts and orange real madrid jersey
  • + 1
 @fruitsd79: lol cuz they rap in auditory fashion, which happens to stimulate alot of people's frontal cortex, to which "they like this Musik"
  • - 2
 @dfinn: Nah, Wu Tang is for the children.
  • + 1
 @IntoTheEverflow: Bikes are for children (using your logic)
  • + 2
 Luckily, for the color complainers, they come in black ...
  • + 2
 @sadevil: Black isn't always the ideal color either. What about brown, tan, or kahki? There are a lot ways to make a shoe blend in between bright goofy colors and straight black.
  • + 26
 Here are my own thoughts after riding them for six months:

Nicely stiff - bit more than Five Ten Freeriders - but less than Specialized 2fo . A nice balance between pedalling efficiency and sensitivity

Protection - great protection around the toe and heels for when kicking rocks

Stickiness - I wouldnt say it's as instantly sticky as Five Ten Stealth, it's like it compresses really slowly so once your foot has been in place for five seconds or so they feel really secure, but at the moment you put your feet on they aren't instantly stuck on like with five ten. Less sticky but in a good way.

Water resistance is decent and they dry out fast

Also available in black and grey options (black looks best)
  • + 1
 Not one mention of what they are like in the wet in this review, glad you done a mini review of your own.
  • + 1
 Great mini review! I own both the Freerider and 2FO's so this is super relevant. how is the stack height on the Northwaves? i like how low the Freeriders are to the ground, but they are too flimsy while pedaling. I like the stiffness of the 2FO, but they ride too high (too thick of a sole) and could be grippier. the stiffness sometimes takes sensitivity out and i dont know where i am on the pedals.
  • + 1
 I'd agree with all of that, my only complaint is that the tongues aren't gusseted, so I find I get quite a bit of sand/dirt in the shoes when I ride. The 2FO are probably better in that regard, but don't suit my foot shape as well. Otherwise, great shoes and the black colour is way more subtle than the blue ones pictured above.
  • + 9
 Look another shoe manufacturer who wants to price themselves as high as Five Ten. My Five Ten's don't last that long and I'm not a fan of the quality. But I'm not paying $150 for a shoe that isn't as sticky as Five Ten. If these shoe manufacturers would price themselves around $99 I think more people would be willing to sacrifice a bit of stickiness for price. Then add in a lace cover and you'd have me sold.
  • + 6
 Ride concepts... $100
  • + 1
 Welcome to the price fixing era of MTB!

Didn't they tell us more competition would bring prices down? Free market my ass LoL
  • + 1
 Businesses: "Hey how can we compete in this market?"
Consumers: "Give us a good product at a lower price."
Marketers: "See how high of a price the market will bear for an inferior product."
Consumers: "No, that sounds like a ripoff."
Business: "Brilliant, lets up the price until we go out of business due to reduced sales!"
  • + 4
 Shimano GR9 have a lace cover and Michelin rubber and can be found on sale and even when brand new still weren't $150. Just sayin...

I wanted those brown IONs real bad when I first saw them. $200... ION has lost their godamn minds. 3 months into the season the soles on most shoes are getting shredded and they smell like dickholes from getting flooded at creek water crossings. These dudes are all nuts.
  • + 1
 @generationfourth: ride concepts are not as grippy as 5 10s
  • + 11
 Why isnt there a single flat pedal shoe without laces?
I want boa/scotches on my flat shoes. Why is it only the clipless riders who get those cool things?
  • + 8
 it's weird how velcro straps on race slippers are a okay, but velco straps on a flats shoe equates to your grampas grey wall mart specials...
  • - 1
 or are they clip ins?
  • + 1
 Would love to prototype a shoe like that. Wonder if Boa sells just the parts. It would even be cool if Boa had a retrofit kit that could sub for laces. Or glue a flat sole on some other Boa boot.
  • + 2
 There is. Vaude AM Moab Tech. www.bike24.com/p2314512.html
I have them and they are almost perfect for me. I dont think that i need more grip than these provide.
I never had 5'10s... and probably never will.
  • + 10
 what about toe protection?or water resistance?
  • + 6
 That's not important. Why would you want to know about that in a mtb shoe? All you need to know is how big the toe box is.
  • + 1
 The toe box and heel is reinforced. It’s not a wet weather shoe but it does dry quickly and doesn’t easily become water logged.
  • + 2
 @danielsapp: where does it fall in the protection spectrum of Freerider, Impact Pro and Classic Impact? Technically, even Vans Old Skools are reinforced at the toe and heel with a piece of suede, but you bash a rock in those, you've got yourself a fracture.
  • + 2
 @Rubberelli: more than the Freerider, slightly less than the Impact Pro. You can kick some rocks but it’s not ultra heavy duty.
  • - 8
flag elliottglynn (Jun 21, 2019 at 7:04) (Below Threshold)
 @Rubberelli: vans are the best riding shoes hands down
  • + 3
 @elliottglynn: maybe a few years ago ,but nowadays they build em cheap and they don't last five mins front comes away at the toe sole get s shredded etc ,I used to swear by em but not anymore ,lounging about yes ,riding no.
  • + 2
 @elliottglynn: Skate shoes are pretty crap for MTB these days.
  • + 1
 @danielsapp: how does the sizing compare to free rider pro's?
  • + 3
 @kmag76: very similar. I wear the same size.
  • + 1
 @elliottglynn: they are not the best, they work and grip just as good but the soles are way to bendy if the soles were stiffer like 510s Van's would be all I wore. Van's are good for around town riding. Or at small little bike parks/pump tracks
  • + 2
 @elliottglynn: until your stub your toe and start crying.
  • + 0
 @elliottglynn: Vans are to Five Tens what a bmx helmet is to a full face.
  • + 5
 More choices are good. Unpopular opinion incoming: 5-10's quality is crap.

I bought a pair of 5-10 Freerider Pros last year and the sole delaminated within a month. The inner lining started forming holes around the ankle and achilles area. And they looked like they've been through hell and back. In a month. Build quality was the worst I've seen from 5-10. But the grip was good and they were actually comfortable shoes to wear and walk around in.

I'd take a less sticky sole for a more robust, longer lasting pair of shoes. Need more grip? Get longer pedal pins.
  • + 6
 I've always felt that way about 5.10. Amazing sticky rubber slapped on a half ass, ill fitting, bulky skate shoe.
  • + 2
 @generationfourth: yep, i owned a pair and never again. felt like frankenstein in orthopaedics. and yeah, thats before we talk about how quickly they started to fall apart.
  • + 2
 I got lucky and bought my Freerider Pros two years ago, before the quality issues seem to crop up. When the soles were absolutely chewed through, I had them resoled with some Vibram rubber designed for restaurant works to maintain traction on oily floors. It's not a great as FiveTen's Stealth, but man I can already tell this is going to soo much longer.
  • + 7
 Nothing screams "I mountain cycle" like ugly shoes, overly logo'd kits, and absolutely horrendous colorways
  • + 0
 They are quite atrocious. The logo is crude.
  • + 3
 I've got a pair of NW Tribe shoes. I bought them as soon as they became available and they are good.
Before these I had a pair of Fiveten Sleuth for everyday use (about 5 years). The NW Tribe offers more support, more damping, more venitlation. And they fit my narrow feet really well.
However grip in the wet is not great.
  • + 1
 I've also got the Tribes. I'm quite happy with them. Good all round grip, pedal well, look good on the trail but also look good after the ride. Much more minimal and better looking than the Clan model
  • + 5
 Not one mention of Five Ten or Stealth rubber in the whole write up. Methinks an advertorial.
  • + 2
 I've seen these in the flesh, and although the blue isn't for me, the black looks good. I have a pair of 8 year old NW SPD winter boots, they've done thousands of British winter road miles and hundreds of muddy off-road rides - often left soaking for longer than I would have preferred. I would have been happy with 3 or 4 seasons out of them, considering the average lifespan of a MTB shoe, getting 8 years out of them as impressed me massively! If I hadn't just bought some Terrex Trail Cross SL, I wouldn't hesitate to give these a try.
  • + 1
 These might be what I'm looking for. Got freerider ELC, which are awesome for 6 months of the year - weatherproof, grippy, quite stiff, lace cover. But too hot for the other 6 months. I've got some Tevas, which aren't grippy enough. Got some freerider canvas, and they're so flexible my feet hurt after an hour.
  • + 1
 Someone makes a shoe that reviewers say is as grippy as 510s and with better construction all of the comments b*tch and whine about the looks and price.

Yes, the blue looks meh, but the black looks fine and they're the same price as other high end flat pedal shoes (160 for RC TNT, which I hope gets some reviews as soon as it comes out, 150 for 510 freerider pros, 130 for bontrager flatline).
  • + 1
 I got the Tribe in grey for $99 a month ago and they have been great so far. Not as grippy as the freeriders but my feet stay planted on the pedals. I personally prefer the look over the 510's. I can't speak to the durability of the shoes yet, but they can't be any worse then the freeriders. Contrary to what @danielsapp felt about the Clan being a little wide... I feel the Tribe is slightly on the narrow side.
  • + 4
 Im not sure if we need a bunch of white guys walking around talking about their Clans.
Also, so these come in white?
  • + 4
 I used to be a FiveTen man, but having tried these I can honestly say that I'm a Clansman now.
  • + 1
 I have the shimano gr7 shoes, they feature the Michelin sole which seems ok, but could definitely be softer.. I like the look of these, but I am a narrow footed human and I'd be concerned about the fit. I've had a couple of OG 5.10 freeriders and they were built well but soaked badly and weren't stiff enough for DH riding imo. The impact II's had great support but with a weight penalty, again they were bad at water logging. My freerider contacts were awesomely light and dealt with water much better than previous designs, but the sole came away from the midsole in no time! I've since lost some confidence in 5.10s. My shimano slippers are much better for clambering up mountain sides as well, this was a big selling point for me. As was the ability to stay light and dry. The shoe is also much easier to cinch down tight on my skinny feet, and they're holding up well. Personally my next pair of riding shoes I buy, I think, will have to be a pair of Giros or Ion shoes. Good pedals and proper technique mean the sole doesn't need to be the absolute stickiest. I'd rather my kit lasted and performed admirably in all situations. Keys points for me are durability and weather proofing
  • + 0
 Not sure why one would pay $150 for a shoe to ride flat pedals in. I’ve been riding in Vans forever and the waffle sole is the best. Also not sure why water resistance and etc is such a big deal. I’m typically changing shoes when I get back in the truck or back to the house anyways. I don’t think any shoe is going to keep your feet dry in really wet conditions, ie riding trails in the rain, and my feet certainly aren’t made of sugar. I keep two pair of Old Skools, one for riding and one for everything else, and still pay less than I would have to pay for one pair of these shoes. Silly.
  • + 1
 @breakerb I've used a pair of old skools for a couple days riding in Tenerife, while on vacation and, while soles were plenty sticky, after just a couple of rides they were totally thrashed
  • + 1
 I should have clarified... Old Skool Pros... not the cheaper version. Got to have the duracap and etc.
  • + 1
 maybe a few years ago ,but nowadays they build em cheap and they don't last five mins front comes away at the toe sole get s shredded etc ,I used to swear by em but not anymore ,lounging about yes ,riding no.
ive ridden and wrecked three sets of gravels ,2 pairs of ryan guettlers whips ,two sets of old schools ,the only vans up to the job of prope rriding were a pair of dh specific shoes from the years back looked like red clown shoes with rubber toe caps and ankle protection ,,I lost them though.

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  • + 1
 I've done enduros in the rain in freerider elements and my feet have come out mostly dry, if I was wearing vans in the same races they'd have been soaked through for hours. 5 10s also retain most of their grip when it's wet and vans dont
  • + 1
 @unleash: Have found that the pedals can make a massive difference with wrecking the soles.
Used to love Blackspire pedals, but would ruin the soles. Went to Hopes and they have very few marks if any.
Seems to be they just need some slightly less pointy pins.
  • + 0
 The only advantage I see based on this press release... yes press release, pinkbike, NOT a review... Jesus christ have some journalistic standards.

...is they seem to be sized in W or Wide, which is awesome for heavier riders. Although once you fall under a certain weight, it's almost always best to just go with Five Tens.

These companies have huge opportunities to disrupt the industry with more cost efficient shoes with different sizing and features (toe or ankle protection anyone?!) but they all choose to do the same thing... buy 10$ factory shoes from China, slap a brand on them, and sell them to you for 150$. Really disappointing.
  • + 0
 You'd think someone could sell shoes for at least 50$ cheaper than the industry leader at this point. I don't understand why everyone just charges what five ten does, Im not taking chances on something unless its cheaper.
  • + 1
 amen to that sir !!!
  • + 1
 @gnatinator amen to that sir !!
  • + 2
 @skerby: if its so easy, why don't you do it?
  • + 1
 @danielsapp. Sick Bennett’s shot. That lefty is definitely way easier now. The trail flow betters for sure but you don’t get the same feeling when dropping in that corner. They buffed it out way to much in my opinion.
  • + 2
 It does flow better, and it’s slightly safer. That’s actually first tracks on it, we took those photos as it was being remade. It was made the way it is to be sustainable and was pretty much the only option to keep erosion at bay. It’ll get spicy again after a little more rain as there are some nice rocks hidden in there. The amount of work it took to get it there is pretty huge.
  • + 2
 @danielsapp: still a significant move. saw it in person a month ago and still a nope for me. whomever snapped that pic was basically on the edge of a cliff
  • + 1
 @sennaster: that whole ridge is very cliffed out. If the vegetation was gone I don’t think anyone would ride that quarter mile of trail.
  • + 1
 @danielsapp: such a good trail. the thought of lawn darting OTB off that corner definitely kept me from rolling it. i knew it'd been altered and was thinking i'd try it, but still looks like a sheer drop from the top. nice move.
  • + 1
 @sennaster: no shame in not riding some stuff on that trail...it’s certainly not where you want to fall. For what it’s worth, the “redneck line” as we call it, is a wheelie drop off the center of the rock over the bushes.
  • - 2
 So rather than fill in the right line and bring it back to what it used to be (a hardtail friendly sweeper lefft hander), they went to the trouble of pulling a monster rock into the left line?
Or did they re-buff both sides?

I'm of the mind they just need to let that trail get more and more raw to cut DOWN on the traffic and funnel the less talented elsewhere. So now there's gonna a freight training descender center punching an unaware hiker in a blind left?

Meh...I find flaw in every thing.
  • + 4
 I have these in the black/grey colourway.

I cant fault them!
  • + 2
 Good review. I might have to give them a try. I am not happy with the latest pair of impacts I got. Nice shot of dropping in on Bennett too.
  • + 3
 Can I get them in bright blue with big letters on the side? I want to blend in with the crowd.
  • + 2
 How hard can it be to design a......apparently it's a kind of NASA problem.
  • + 3
 michelin sole, but pair of tyre with schwalbe.....ok fine Smile
  • + 3
 Adidas terrex trailcross? No, never heard of...
  • + 1
 I didn't get along with the adidas, loved them on paper and have nice features. The stealth soles are not the same rubber as Freeriders, although they did break in a bit after a few months' use. The big problem I had was the lack of support in the uppers. Just not up to the task of aggressive riding. That being said, I still wear them all the time wrenching on bikes, kicking around on gravel trails, mowing the lawn...The Northwaves are much better, I think the author pegged it right that they fall somewhere in between Freerider Pros and Impact Pros in support with equivalent grip on the pedals.
  • + 1
 More "Me Too" innovation - how innovative. Just buy 5:10´s and remove the possibility that some new shoe company got it wrong.
  • + 1
 Is there not a shoe with a plastic toe box inside - much like a construction boots steel toe, for those off the pedal foot dragging boulder whacking days.
  • + 1
 It's always good to see more options in the GOOD flat pedal market. Glad to see someone else making sticky shoes. These are on my short list for my next shoes.
  • + 2
 Water resistance anyone? Not everybody rides in dry and dusty. That should be a huge factor when testing shoes!
  • - 2
 Never ever buy Northwave shoes!!! Worst experience I had so far. I bought the Dolomites few years ago. Beside the fact that they were ugly and not cheap, the features on the paper were exciting... except that in less than 6 months I had to repair the sole with zip ties while trying to glue it properly. Plus: the Michelin sole is the worst crap I`ve ever seen: too soft, too fragile, it tore out really quickly, especially in rocky tough terrains.

De la merde!!!!
  • + 2
 My son won BMX Grands on NW Hammer Jr shoes. ALways buy Northwaves!
  • + 3
 @fruitsd79: He's lucky he had those shoes! How else could he have ever managed to win?
  • + 1
 @m1dg3t: Certainly not hours spent on the rollers and pumptrack. It's gotta be Da Shoes!
  • + 1
 Current owners - how do they size up? Just that an Italian 43 always seems to be smaller than any other brand's 43
  • + 2
 Size like street shoe. I'm a 9 street shoe and went for the 43 and they fit great
  • + 1
 I've been wearing size 47 510s forever, these are spot on in the same size. Had them for a couple of months, the sole is similar to 510 Freerider Contacts with better protection and the construction is superior (so far anyway).
  • + 1
 Can only speak of the Northwave Tribes. I actually sized down to a 44 from my usual 45 (in Shimano and Specialized). Northwave seem just slightly larger than usual italian sizing.
  • + 2
 Is the arch support only in the insole i.e if you remove it is it flat?
  • + 1
 Picked up a pair of gray ones a couple months back, they are excellent so far coming from a long time 510 user. The only neg I have is the whimpy insole. I have narrowish size 47 feet and replaced the insole right away with something more substantial, but that is pretty common for me with bike shoes.
  • + 1
 @abeck59: When you removed the insole was the bottom flat? I don't need nor want arch support (in itself a contradiction since arches hold themselves up) in my shoes.
  • + 1
 Not bad but still kinda nerdy lookin. All "MTB shoes" should be designed to look just like regular skate shoes.
  • + 1
 Can anyone comment on the pinky toe protection? I always bang mine on rocks
  • + 1
 Tire companies should makes shoes, like the tit to azz(segai)Interface from Maxxis!
  • + 1
 Sorta look like shoes my mom bought for her aerobics classes back in the 80s...
  • + 0
 But why? 500g per shoe in size 43? That means pair of 45 will be over the kilo? Thats heavy, uber heavy
  • + 1
 Ever weigh a pair of OG Impacts? Those were heavy. Not to mention they were sponges and sucked up pounds of water. These are just fine weightwise unless you compare them to your ballet slippers.
  • + 1
 Available in sizes 36-49. So close but not quite big enough.
  • + 2
 I'm a 47-48 depending on the brand. 47.5 would usually be perfect, but nobody makes them. We're living in the golden era!
  • + 2
 They’re purple.
  • + 1
 Cool color
  • + 1
 Mmmm Purple ano!
  • + 1
 but I already have a nice blue pair of Shimano GR7's!?
  • + 1
 Can't wait to try 'em when they go on closeout!
  • + 1
 i like 'em
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