Started by Italian Gianni Piva in the 1980s, Northwave Sportswear began life making boots for the newly developed sport of snowboarding, quickly gaining recognition as one of the leading extreme sports brands.
By the early 1990s Piva had been drawn into the world of cycling and having seen great success in the action sports industry, decided to begin development and manufacture of high end cycling shoes.
Northwave has always been recognized as a byword for top quality, offering a complete range that features on going improvements thanks to the constant introduction of innovative solutions.
Over the years Northwave shoes have been worn by some of the greats of the sport including Mario Cipollini, Tom Boonen, Peter Van Petegem, Fabian Cancellara, Frank and Andy Schleck, Alejandro Valverde and Tom Dumoulin.
Northwave have since expanded their range from exclusively making footwear, to producing a whole range of cycling clothing and attire. With their range now including jerseys, jackets, shorts, bib tights, warmers, socks and even eyewear, Northwave can honestly say that they provide its customers with apparel from head to toe.