Northwave's new Extreme RR shoes feature a new X Frame upper for form-fitting security and an updated sole with ample stiffness and ventilation. Here's a closer look at the latest from one of Italy's top brands.
Montebelluna Italy is arguably the world capitol of outdoor shoe making. Northwave have been here for 23 years but the region has a centuries-old history of outdoor footwear design and manufacturing spanning skiing, hiking, climbing and cycling.
We're gettin' down to the bottom of our Interbike 2015 coverage but there's still plenty drool over, like Alé Bikewear, Cinelli bikes, Cadence Collection clothing, Devinci cycles, and Scott's Addict Gravel bike and Premium Road Shoe.
The new CX300 shoe by Lake Cycling keeps up the product line changes and advances. It may be the perfect warm weather addition as temps (at least in Arizona) are already in the 90’s, and shoe ventilation goes from marketing pitch line to an absolute concern.
Warm & dry feet make for a healthier, happier life - that's a lesson I learned as a teenager. But only recently did I discover Bogs Footwear, and their incredibly well designed and constructed boots that truly protect against the cold and wet of winter. Bogs Mid Ultra boot makes perfect sense for cyclcocross, but will quickly become your go-to boot when conditions are ugly, wherever you are.
Light and well ventilated enough that it actually unnerved me… But a solid sole plate and stronger upper quickly gave me my confidence back so that these shoes basically vanished from my feet. The new Mavic Huez might be the perfect summer booties.
Vittoria shoes are one of those iconic Italian brands. From the start in 1976 to their Giro win with Roche in the 80's to the Pirate's Tour/Giro double in the 90's, Garzelli's cracking the mellenium winning the 2000 Giro and lately on the feet of guys like Thor Hushovd, Jose Serpa, Dan Martin, Vittoria are still producing in Italy. We get their latest sets.
For some, Made in Italy is just a tarnished slogan, but for others it still means tradition and quality. After touring the Gaerne shoe factory, Corey Sar Fox (aka Pez Threshing Machine), separates the wheat from the sentimentalist chaff.