There’s a lot to consider when looking for triathlon shoes. Luckily, Northwave has everything covered. For a TT shoe that gets you on and off the bike in a flash (and maximises your performance whilst you're cycling), choose Northwave.
Northwave tri shoes come with the same cleat system, stiff sole and shape you’d expect from a typical road shoe. However, this brand leads the way with the best triathlon shoes that deliver sport-specific features. Their high-performance triathlon cycling shoes come with a wide opening that allows you to get your foot in and out quick-smart. When it comes to transition times - marginal gains are crucial! A simple yet genius feature on Northwave triathlon bike shoes is the heel loop, which makes it easier to get the shoe on when it’s already clipped into the pedal. The velcro strap allows for speedy fastening. Models feature uppers and (perforated) footbeds to encourage a good transfer of air for breathability and to keep the foot from overheating. A clever heel design coaxes the foot into just the right position within the shoe whilst anatomical arch support encourages even distribution of power into the pedals. For premium shoes that are superior in comfort and quality, choose Northwave.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need triathlon bike shoes?
In the world of triathlon racing, marginal gains can make a monumental difference. A serious triathlete looks to shave time everywhere - on the swim, bike, run and in transition. That's where tri shoes really come in handy - they help you race in and out of T1 and T2 and save valuable time. Why? Because they're made to be put on and taken off in a flash thanks to fast opening and closing systems (typically in the form of a velcro strap). The stiff sole maximises power transfer from you to the pedals. Material is lightweight, breathable and moisture-wicking. All the features you want when you're on the bike smashing it. So, yes, you need triathlon bike shoes!
What are triathlon shoes?
They are a specific form of cycling shoe designed for triathletes. As we've mentioned above, the obvious tell-tale sign is usually a flash-fast opening and closing system that enables the triathlete to rapidly get in and out of their shoes.
What shoes to wear for triathlon?
We recommend you wear tri-specific shoes that are designed and developed specifically for the sport. Easy and fast to get on and off, lightweight, and breathable - these shoes know how to help you get the most out of your race.