New Flat Pedal Mountain Bike Shoes from Northwave

Northwave introduces two new flat pedal mountain bike shoes: The Tribe and Clan.

photo: Jeff Barber

We missed Northwave at Eurobike where the company introduced their first true, flat pedal shoes. Both shoes feature a rubber compound on the sole called Gecko+, which was co-developed with Michelin.

Northwave Clan

The Clan, pictured above, is the more performance-oriented of the two new Northwave flat pedal shoes. These shoes are designed to be super durable and offer a stiff pedaling platform.

The tread on the Clan is slightly different than the tread on the Tribe.

The tread on the Northwave Clan is inspired by Michelin’s Jet XCR tire. The Clan shoes will be available in two different colorways, and should retail for $149.99.

Northwave Tribe

photo: Jeff Barber

The Northwave Tribe shoes are designed to look and feel a bit more casual, but they should still be more than up to the task of shredding singletrack.

Tribes will be available in four different colorways, and will retail for $99.99.

Availability for both shoes is TBD.