45NRTH Wölvhammer

Here’s a brief post, as I can’t really review them…

Had a chance to try on Wölvhammers on Saturday. I wear a 44 in cycling shoes…in Bontrager, Garneau and Pearl Izumi…so pretty consistent. I do have narrow feet, and typically prefer the low-volume shoes. The Wölfhammers I tried on were a 44. They were definitely true to size in length–I would not have fit in a smaller size. On width, they were a bit oversized, but not huge. With thick socks, they would not have been oversized at all–they would have been perfect for winter shoes. So for length, I’d order your standard size. The pull-cord tightening on the inner boot is simple and effective.

Here they are, modeled with my sexy bare legs.

They have a ton of great features that have been prominently reviewed elsewhere. Here’s a nifty detail…if you look in the picture above, you can see the zipper closure that closes the outer Cordura boot. The pull tab on the zipper is velcro. That velcro tab secures in the outer velcro closure, so the boot stays closed once zipped. It’s a clever design feature. Close-up below:

They look very burly and well-designed, and have a spot for toe-studs (see below).

UPDATE: I am now advised that they will work with SPDs and Crank Brothers cleats. Great!

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9 thoughts on “45NRTH Wölvhammer

  1. These will work with Crank Bros. no problem. Same pattern as on the bottom of my Lakes (and every other shoe I have, IIRC).

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  6. The sizing is way off the chart at least when it comes to size 46. I have plenty room in my SiDi winter MTB shoes that are size 46. But the 45NRTH Wölfhammers I had to return because I could not get my foot planted. Very disappointed since the look to be just what I need to protect my feet from the cold weather. The SiDi:s not being eqiupped with sufficient insulation.

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