The Womens specific Northwave Tribute triathlon shoe is designed with a more narrow fit. It was created for fast transitions and optimal power transfer - just what is needed in a pair of tri shoes. A Velcro closure system and heel loop allow the Tribute to be put on and removed very quickly when the seconds count. There is even a smaller front closure to dial-in the forefoot fit.
A special anti slip/scuff heel pad provides protection and traction while in transition. Mesh inserts in the upper and sole give a bit of ventilation and allow water to quickly drain. The carbon sole is both thin and very stiff for excellent efficiency and power transfer. A textured cleat-contact area helps to keep the pedal cleat from slipping.