The new NORTHWAVE ENDURO MID, equipped with MICHELIN X-FIRE Technical Soles, has been co-developed by Northwave and Michelin. It features a thermowelded construction, with foam inserts in the tongue for increased protection and comfort, and special toe reinforcement provides better shock protection. The exclusive Northwave SLW2 closing system is equipped with a special cover to protect it. The MICHELIN X-FIRE sole in outdoor compound, is inspired by MICHELIN Wild Dig’R and MICHELIN Country Rock tyres and made with two different compounds –softer on the inner part for improved adherence and harder and more resistant on the outside for improved protection from abrasions. Aggressive sculptures on the toe area provides optimal traction even on loose terrain and shallow grooves on the cleat area allow faster clipping and better adherence to the pedals. In addition, Northwave X-Crossbow construction on the heel area improves shock absorption.