About Northwave Katana 3S Shoe
Comfortable, lightweight MTB shoes. With top ranking solutions, such as the thermowelded multilayer upper with no overlapping material and the integrated heel system, Katana 3S is a stand-out shoe at incredible value for money.
Jaws Carbon Reinforced sole with natural rubber tread enhances grip
Woman design Thermowelded Layer Construction combines multiple layers without overlapping and reducing weight
Thermowelded reinforcements for additional protection
3 lightweight asymmetrical straps to reduce pressure on the foot
Integrated heel system provides efficient retention
Jaws Carbon Reinforced Sole: Made with thermoplastic material enriched with carbon powder and a natural rubber tread. Get the lightest and the fastest with maximum grip even on descents.
Multilayer Thermowelded construction: New Multilayer construction: a light microfiber is coupled with large thermowelded mesh vent inserts at the same thickness of a traditional monolayer. The result: better comfort and reduced weight.
AirFlow System: It’s the Northwave ventilation system with large vents that lets your feet breathe. The lower vent channels air inside the sole, while the side vents guarantee a supply of fresh air.
Asymmetrical straps: The asymmetrical construction is another innovation of the collection. The central strap is moved to the center so as to follow the anatomy of the foot and reduce the pressure on the side area, because it's particularly sensitive. The straps have been lightened by all superfluous elements, presenting thinner thicknesses and discharged central areas, thereby maintaining maximum grip.
Integrated Heel System: The new unibody construction of the uppers allowed to integrate an efficient heel retention system inside the structure, without the need of external elements. Same efficiency, reduced weight.
Microinjected protections: Upper with microinjected reinforced protection to protect your feet from any injuries caused by branches or stones while out on the trails.
Performance Advanced Footbed: Ergonomic design because you need to keep the perfect position when pedaling and you want comfort too.
Northwave is an Italian manufacturer of snowboard, cycling shoes and clothing. The company was founded by Gianni Piva in Montebelluna, Italy in the early 1980’s manufacturing shoes for other companies. After extensive R&D he created his own company creating snowboard boots and cycling shoes. The company is still owned and operated by the Piva family.