The Aerlite SBS is Northwave?s latest high-end race shoe, benefiting from a stiffer and thinner five-layer full carbon sole.

Ventilation is given high priority with cooling airflow channels through the sole, and broad mesh surfaces in the upper. Lightweight microfibre, breathable, stretch materials also help the shoe adapt to changes in the foot during exercise.

Exclusive to Northwave is the ?Wooden Lasting Insole? concept, a treated wooden laminate insole that is resistant to water or perspiration, flexible where the foot requires and stiff at the core to aid power transfer.

It also claims to improve vibration damping and prevent heat build-up. An Ultra-Y-Heel insert adds support and stability, and is lined with a fabric that allows easy entry to the shoe but resists heel-lift the other way. Available soon priced £179.99.

Contact Jim Walker, www.jimwalker.co.uk