Northwave H2O Overshoes
Northwave H2O Overshoes
Seal out the rain and spray on wet/damp spring and summer road rides. H2O Overshoes feature heel/toe rubber reinforcements, fully taped seams at the front and a reversed reflective lateral zip and is reflective. Top Features of the Northwave H2O Overshoes SS14 Lightweight Polyurethane construction Reinforced rubber heel and toe areas for extra grip and longevity 19cm high for a performance fit with a soft elastic closure Side waterproof zip with reflective details and Hook and Loop closure around ankle Internal silicone in the heel cup area for the perfect grip Reflective logo Fully taped seams and waterproof construction Product Data Road: Yes Cleat Holes: Yes Open Heel: Yes Rear Fastening: Both Taped Seams: Yes High Visibility: Yes Specifically designed for summer riding, this waterproof overshoe has a performance fit and lightweight construction. Perfect for keeping your feet dry but without overheating in warmer weather and a good hi-vis addition to your cycling wardrobe. The tip and heel are the most stressed areas of the overshoe and therefore subject to increased wear. The H2O overshoes feature rubber protection sections on both of these areas to protect against wear and increase the longevity of the product. The side zipper is made of a waterproof, reflective material so has good all round visibility in darker conditions. Northwave H20 overshoes Polyurethane: Polyester material coated with a thin film of polyurethane that offers excellent protection against the weather. Easy to clean and quick drying Northwave Be Visible, Be Safe After the success of Be Visible! Be Safe!, Northwave further increases its commitment to offer safe products even under conditions of reduced visibility by increasing the presence of reflective inserts on the entire collection. This applies to the orange and yellow versions of this shoecover.
Founded by Gianni Piva in the 1980s in the Italian town of Montebelluna, Northwave is owned by the Piva family. It wasn't until the 1990s that products on cycling shoes began, having previously been a snowboard equipment manufacturer. 1993 marked their first MTB shoe, and in 1996, Paola Pezzo won the first XC MTB Olympic gold wearing their products. Succes on the road followed shortly afterwards, with Ivan Gotti's victory in the 1997 Giro d'Italia, followed by a second Olympic gold for Pezzo in 2000. Subsequent iconic cyclists to have won using the Northwave brand include Cipollini, Gunn-Rita Dahle, Boonen, Gilbert and Cancellara. Fore more information on their current range of cycling products, please visit http://northwave.com/ or to read about their history here.
I originally found this deal at Wiggle, who are widely established as one of the biggest cycle retailers in the UK. The first incarnation of this giant was as a small bike shop based in Portsmouth, named Butler Cycles. A few years later this evolved into Bikes @ Butlers to highlight their intentions to move the business online with the .com boom and subsequent rise in online sales. At the end of May in 1999 Wiggle.co.uk was launched by Mitch Dall and Harvey Jones. A rapid growth resulted in a need to move premises, and so in 2002 it relocated to Jackson Close, Portsmouth. This strong growth continued, and Wiggle has relocated twice since, the first being to Lakeside 1000, and then leaving Pompey altogether for a huge warehouse located centrally in Wolverhampton. Similarly to CRC, Wiggle stock many own brands, such as dhb, Eastway, Lifeline and Verenti, as well as bike, components and clothing from all of the leading manufacturers. Despite it's origins as a bike shop, Wiggle continue to stock equipment and apparel for not just road cycling and mountain biking, with extensive product lines for other disciplines such as triathlon kit, children's and commuters products and also running clothing and accessories. Prompt in delivery, and offering efficient returns and competitive pricing, Wiggle remain a firm favourite amongst serious and recreational cyclists alike, not least because of the customary bags of Haribo they include free with orders to keep their customers sweet!