First Impressions: 45NRTH Wolvhammer

IMG_2321In preparation for winter riding, I picked up a set of 45NRTH Wolvhammer cycling boots. I have and love an older set of Specialized Defroster boots but for extended rides in the teens and lower, my feet get cold. Personal temperature control is something that is unique to individuals. My feet just happen to be wimps.

I am impressed with the build quality of the boots. They appear to be a well thought out piece of gear with an emphasis on quality materials and craftsmanship. They fit well with no unpleasant wear spots or hot spots.

The boots top strap holds the boot closed around your leg with a Velcro strap.
IMG_2325 IMG_2326 The front of the boots feature a hook to allow for the use of gaiters.
IMG_2327 IMG_2328The boot is actually made of an inside boot within an outside boot, although they don’t seem to be taken apart. This allows the inside boot materials to focus on warmth and the outside boot materials to focus on being waterproof, which they 100% are. Note the boot’s use of a draw string for tightening. It works well without adding unnecessary complexity. I also love added ease of putting the boot on with the orange hook strap on the back.
IMG_2331IMG_2335The added benefit of 45NRTH including their Jaztronaut inner soles, which are claimed to completely stop any coldness from transferring from the sole or cleats to the inside of the boot. The technology is crazy. How crazy? It’s used by NASA. That means it’s good enough for this guy.
IMG_2333The boots Velcro tag on the zipper of the outer boot is a very nice feature. It ensures the zipper stays where you leave it.
IMG_2336I’ll provide more info on how they perform and stand up as time passes. Now we just need some snow…

Boot Update: (1/12/2014)

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4 thoughts on “First Impressions: 45NRTH Wolvhammer

  1. Those boots look nice. I’ll be interested in how well the draw strings hold up over time. The Garne’s I have use a draw string and I’m lukewarm to them. It’s nice & quick to tighten up but the lock mechanism hasn’t held up well on those boots. Then again, the Garne’s only cost me $80.

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