Northwave Jet Evo road cycling shoes review

The Northwave Jet Evo road cycling shoes are very competitive for their sub-£70 price-tag, offering comfort and good ventilation for hot days.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Northwave Jet Evo road cycling shoes are a comfortable pair of shoes with plenty of ventilation for hotter days. The velcro straps are secure but are clearly difficult to adjust on the fly, but the flexy sole is disappointing

Reasons to buy
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    Well ventilated

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    Comfortable

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    Also available in black

Reasons to avoid
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    Difficult to adjust on the move

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    Flexy sole

The Northwave Jet Evo road cycling shoes are also available in black, which certainly seems like a more sensible choice if you’re not a fan of this shouty Euro-style fluoro yellow version.

Due to the relative low cost, these shoe’s low-tech Velcro straps were no surprise. Importantly, this closure was no less effective than other systems on similarly-priced shoes, such as the Boa dials seen on the dhb R2.0C shoes or the ratchet on the Bontrager Race DLX Road shoes; it was secure and offered plenty of adjustment, even if it was a little tricky while riding. That said, only having two straps makes fitting a little less precise when compared with the three straps on the Pearl Izumi Select Road III shoes that come in a similar price bracket.

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The predominantly fibreglass sole is not the stiffest on test and made putting the power down less easy. Yet what it lacks in stiffness the Northwave Jet Evos certainly makes up for in comfort, with the footbed offering good support even for my arches, and the heel cups keeping my feet firmly in place.

Finally, the air vents in the sole and upper mean your feet are never going to overheat on warm summer days.

For more details visit the i-ride website.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.