Northwave Aerlite S.B.S. with wood and carbon
- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 28 September 2009
Aerlite S.B.S. is top of the line in the new 2010 road collection and features a new thermoformed wooden arch support from assembly WLI (Wood Lasting Insole), a pre-cious characteristic that gives it superior performance. Northwave integrate wood layers with carbon in the sole of the Aerlite S.B.S for flexibility, vibration dampening and water/sweat dispersion.
The layers of wood are treated with special bonding agents to protect the foot from ex-ternal agents like water and perspiration. The structure is broken down into two sections: a more flexible part that adapts to the foot’s shape, and a stiffer core to make power transmission more effective. WLI helps dampen the vibrations transmitted by the pedal and isolates the foot from any possible overheating of the sole.
The 5 layer carbon sole, maximum stiffness and minimum thickness, is characterised by the special Air Flow System with front conveyor and ventilation channel next to the pedal en-gagement. New interchangeable front and rear protective heels are made of ultra-grip material.
The S.B.S. closing system (Step By Step) guarantees perfect closure of the shoe and fast adjusting options during the ride.
Moreover, the new Ankle Strap Regulation 2 system provides the best comfort and most support. The front ankle padding can be adjusted and fixed by sliding the adjustable part downwards.
– 5 layer carbon sole
– Wooden arch support for assembly
– Microfiber upper with large mesh inserts
– Aerator System with front, side and rear vents
– Patented closing system (S.B.S.) and 2 Velcro straps
– Ankle strap with ASR2 system
– Anatomic footbed
– Anatomic ultra Y heel
– Size: 39 – 48 (half size 39,5 – 45,5)
– Colours: white/silver – black – red/white/black
Northwave shoes and clothing are distributed in Australia by Orbea.