The first Northwave MTB shoe was created by founder Gianni Piva in 1993. Bright colours and technical advancements were the key to his success. Northwave produced the first-ever winter shoes with Gore-Tex in 2005 with its Fahrenheit and Celsius models. Moving into 2013, Northwave took a bold step to re-design the dial closure system with their own patented SLW2 dial. This dial is still the only product offering step-by-step adjustment and complete opening through just one button. Today Northwave have a complete range of products offering race proven designs, bold colours and advanced technologies.