These shoes are nearly new, I've only worn them for a few rides but they're a bit small for my clown-like feet
So, they look and smell like new with just some very faint scuffs on the sole (just heel and toe) from walking. The uppers are like new.
Black and red.
rrp is £99
Price with postage: £60
Here is a link to the Northwave blurb: http://www.northwave.com/eu/shoes_det.php?itemid=1005&catid=1&area=1#
Northwave's Balaclava is just the ticket for sub zero winter riding, fits unobtrusively beneath helmets and seems menacing enough to temper the aggression of oncoming 4x4s. However, the allure of looking like a cross between a Marvel comics' superhero and a gallows executioner can wane on social outings and, for heaven's sake, remove it before nipping into the bank.
The Northwave GTX boots are warm enough to keep your feet comfortable right through the winter.
Let's be clear: my toe game is weak. Bad circulation, bad chilblains, bad luck... just bad. Too often over the past few winters, I've almost sacrificed frozen toes to the cold. So the recent spell of cold weather has reminded me just how glad I've been to have been testing these Northwave winter boots.
The Northwave Blade 2 overshoes, or Shoecover as Northwave like to call them, fall into the neoprene camp for overshoes. If you haven't come across this style of overshoe before it is basically like a wetsuit, water will eventually get through but the material should trap warmth and keep your tootsies toasty.
Northwave's Blade bibs are good-quality Super Roubaix tights with enough warmth for most winter conditions and a decent Elastic Interface pad to keep you comfy.
The fabric is Super Roubaix (polyamide/elastane) throughout apart from a mesh section over your upper back. Chances are that you've used Super Roubaix before: it's brush-backed fleecy stuff and mega-stretchy both up and down and crossways so you can get a close fit without any restriction when you pedal. It moves moisture away from your body quickly too so you don't get drenched in sweat.
Northwave's Arctic Evo winter gloves do a great job of blocking the wind and rain to keep your hands really warm in the coldest weather.
The Arctics are multi-layered with a soft, fleecy lining offering loads of warmth. Around the outside of that there's a polyurethane membrane that provides the waterproofing. Then the bulk of the insulation comes courtesy of 100g Thinsulate over the back section and the cuff while the outer is a hard-wearing synthetic fabric.