Admittedly, we fell in love with Northwave way back when it was only making snowboard boots. Its products gave a whole new meaning to the phrase 'attention to detail.' Since moving into cycling shoes in 1993, Northwave has revolutionized the industry with products like Venus SBS Cycling Shoes. The Venus is packing features that most companies only include in their top-tier designs, and at top-tier pricing. This full-featured shoe is a perfect example of Northwave's commitment to performance, and a perfect example of what sets it apart. The carbon-reinforced soleplate is much stiffer and thinner than other, less costly sole materials to provide more efficient power transfer. Northwave uses only natural rubber in its soles because natural rubber provides superior grip on wet or muddy terrain. The Venus also features Omega Heel, which is designed to provide traction and protection and features rear vents that let hot air leave the shoe. The SBS (Step By Step) ratcheting system provides stable closure that won't come undone or loosen up while you ride. It allows you to dial in a precise fit so you can maximize pedaling efficiency without having to deal with hot spots and blisters. Overheating is a non-issue with Northwave's advanced Airflow ventilation system. Large mesh vents on the sides work with the lower vent channels to keep a constant supply of fresh air moving through the shoe. The ventilated Performance Advanced footbed with lightweight anatomical arch support guarantees an excellent pedaling position, and the breathable microfiber upper lets your foot regulate its temperature naturally. Northwave Venus SBS Women's Shoes come in White/black/red. They are available in whole sizes 36 to 43 and half sizes 39.5 to 42.5.