Northwave’s Tri Sonic tri bike shoes tested, rated and reviewed

Northwave Tri Sonic Tri Shoes ReviewNorthwave Tri Sonic


The microfibre upper of Northwave’s entry-level triathlon bike shoe uses thermowelding to reduce stitch count, making it light, flexible and airy as well as strong. The Omega heel on the outside of the shoe adds strength and support while the interior heel cup has an extremely comfy soft material with high coverage, which helped to avoid the heel slipping.

The main reverse strap is a perfect length with no danger of flapping on the cranks and attaches to a wide section of the upper that spreads pressure, doesn’t rub and is very comfortable even without socks. The strap also held open easily and is partnered with a large, wide heel loop for worry-free on-the-bike foot entry.

The fibreglass and carbon reinforced sole is designed to be thin and light – our size 44 shoes weighed 293g each – but very strong and the power transfer is indeed impressive with minimal flex when really pushing it and a constant feeling of security from the quality upper. With vents in the sole and plenty of airflow through the upper, your feet will dry quickly and stay cool ready for the run.