- Triple-density Speedlight 3D sole with a stiffness index of 10.0
- Thermowelded Layer Construction combines multiple layers without overlaps for excellent ventilation and reduced weight
- Thermowelded reinforcements for added protection
- SLW2 dial plus extra strap: the only one with step-by-step and full release in a single button
- Integrated heel system ensures efficient heel retention
I was looking for MTB shoes for quite a long time and compared a lot of shoes of different brands in different price segments. But I found these shoes to be the best ones in my opinion. The color is much more saturated than the photo on the product page but it looks amazing. The quality of the materials is better than I expected it to be. The dial system is given by Northwave itself. It is not as good as premium quality Boa dials but it still gets the job done nicely. The inner sole is thin but comfortable as it is molded according to the shape of our foot. The sole is very stiff because of which it is best suitable for XC or Trail riding. The ventilation is also good but might need a shoe cover during the rainy season as there might be a chance of water getting inside. I use Shimano ME-700 Pedals and it works fine with them.
Conclusion: If you can spend 11.5k on shoes then go for it without any doubt and if you can spend slightly more money, then go for Northwave Razor @13k.
I was using a btwin mtb shoe,but after shifting to road bike felt the need to upgrade , Howe very decided to stick to spd shoe rather than spd sl road shoe as I do some amount of walking , hiking too.
Northwave scorpius2 plus turned out to be very good choice , light weight at 350g per shoe ,yet very stiff sole ,fit in my size 45 is good and comfortable.The adjustment mechanism via boa type dial is convenient . Lobster orange colour is bright , striking and reflects in the dark.
An Idea mtb / spd shoe that can be used for road bikes too ,if you want comfortable walking too simultaneously.