- Closure: 1 ratcheting buckle, 2 hook-and-loop straps
- Upper Material: Thermowelded PU
- Recommended Use: mountain biking
- Footbed: Performance Advanced
- Sole: Jawa Carbon Reinforced
If you mountain bike enough, chances are you’ve had to hike-a-bike on more than one occasion. The Northwave Scorpius MTB S. R. S. features a one-piece, seamless upper and carbon reinforced rubber-lugged sole so that you’ll move fast, on and off the bike. The uppers of the Scorpius S. R. S. shoes are a multi-layer Thermowelded construction with Northwave’s Airflow System. The Thermoweld consists of a light microfiber polyurethane that has been coupled with large mesh vent inserts — the total thickness of the upper is the same as a traditional single-layer construction. Working in conjunction with this design is a series of vents that channel air into the sole to keep your feet from overheating. Because of the seamless uppers, Northwave is able to use an Integrated Heel System to hold your foot securely in the shoe. The Performance Advanced Footbed ensures that your foot is always in optimal pedaling position. The sole of the Scorpius S. R. S. is the Jaws Carbon Reinforced sole. This sole is formed from a thermoplastic material that was enriched with carbon powder for added durability and stiffness. The bottom was given a series of rubber treads for maximum grip — even when running descents. The Scorpius are secured to your feet using two hook and loop straps and a third S. R. S (Slim Ratchet System) strap. Forged from aluminum, the ratchet is micro-adjustable for a customized fit. It is also easy to replace if needed.