Northwave Veloce Extreme shoes

Worn by Ineos Grenadiers’ Filippo Ganna throughout 2023 the Veloce Extreme is the latest shoe to top Northwave’s road line-up. The Italian company says the new shoes build on technology from the Extreme Pro 3 and – unsurprisingly given the price – target the performance end of the market.

The Veloce Extreme shoes feature an updated Powershape sole that Northwave dubs Powershape HT. It has a new ‘high tail’ design, using an asymmetric carbon heel cup that aims to provide better support and thus superior power transfer, with a claimed 4% improvement in max power output in comparison to the original Powershape sole.

The sole is made from 100% unidirectional carbon and scores 15 out of 15 on Northwave’s stiffness scale. The manufacturer says the shoes also use updated Anatomic Reticular Support technology, which is an exoskeleton that wraps around the foot and contributes to a claimed 9% increase in foot stability and provides improved efficiency as a result.

Alongside the updated elements, details such as the SLW3 dials and the Powershape arch support have been carried over from the Extreme Pro 3. The Veloce Extremes have a claimed weight of 295g per size 42 shoe.

AU Pricing $699.95

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