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Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Leader III Shoe - Men's

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Light speed.

Light up the ride in the Pearl Izumi men's P.R.O. Leader III Shoes. Weighing in at a claimed featherweight of just 235g and featuring a Second Skin upper and stiff sole, these shoes let your feet effortlessly float over the pedals. Get out of the saddle and attack with confidence that minimized rotating weight and efficient power transfer equals snappy acceleration and lightning fast turnover.

Pearl fashions the P.R.O. Leader III with its Seamless 0.9-millimeter Second Skin Upper, a revolutionary design that involves welding a non-stretch synthetic leather to highly breathable mesh. Dubbed the Power Web, this upper design conforms to your foot while eliminating pressure points and hot spots. As an added bonus, its synthetic material won't stretch or deform over time, further reinforcing durability and consistent fit.

The Leader III utilizes two micro-adjustable Boa dials across the top of the shoe for a secure fit with wide anchor points to evenly distribute lacing pressure and eliminate bunching along the upper. This particular type of Boa closure pulls the wire with equal tension from each side of the shoe, uniformly tightening the cable instead of pulling primarily from one side. Underfoot, Pearl's new 1:1 Integrated Power Plate loses its predecessor's lasting board while maintaining exceptional stiffness and achieving a minimalist stack height of just five millimeters.

Tech Specs

Upper Material:
Seamless 0.9-millimeter Second Skin, Power Web
Closure:
Zonal Bi-directional Closure
Footbed:
Pearl Izumi 1:1 with adjustable arch and forefoot
Sole:
1:1 Integrated Power Plate
Cleat Compatibility:
3-bolt road
Claimed Weight:
[size 43] 235 g
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Size chart

Cycling Shoes

Men's
US SHOE SIZE5.566.577.588.599.51010.51111.51212.51313.514
Chrome 37.5 38 39 39.5 40 41 41.5 42 43 44 44.5 45 46 47   47.5   48
Diadora 38 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46     
DMT 38   39   40 41 42 42.5 43 43.5 44.5 45 45.5 46   47 48  
Five Ten 37 38 38.5 39 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45 46 46.5 47   
Fi'zi:k 38 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46     
Gaerne 38 39   40   41 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45   46 47 48   
Giro   39 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 43.5 44.5 45 45.5 46 46.5 47 48  
Lake 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46 46.5 47 48  
Louis Garneau 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 43 44 44.5/45 45.5 46 47 48 49 50
Mavic (US/EU) 5.5 / 38 6 / 38.7 6.5 / 39.3 7 / 40 7.5 / 40.7 8 / 41.3 8.5 / 42 9 / 42.7 9.5 / 43.3 10 / 44 10.5/ 44.7 11 / 45.3 11.5 / 46 12 / 46.7 12.5 / 47.3 13 / 48 13.5 / 48.7  
Northwave 37   38 39 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45 45.5 46 47 48
Pearl Izumi 38 39 39.5 40 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45 46 46.5 47 48 48.5 49
Shimano 38.5 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 43 44 44.5 45 45.5 46.5 47   49   50
Sidi  39 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 / 42.5 43 43.5 44 / 44.5 45 45.5 46 / 46.5 47 47.5 48 48.5 49
Six Six One 38 38.5 39 40 40.5 41 42 43 43.5 44 44.5 45   46 47 48 49 50
Suplest 37 38   39 40 41   42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45   46   47
Vans 37 38 38.5 39 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45 46   47   48
US SHOE SIZE5.566.577.588.599.51010.51111.51212.51313.514

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very comfortable

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Right out of the box these were one of the more comfortable shoes that I've put on. Adjustment is easy and accurate. I use speedplay and my previous shoes were speedplay specific, these had a pretty low stack so even with the adapter I didn't have to adjust my saddle at all. Performance I give it 4 out of 5 stars. they are stiff in the sole but the shoes don't feel quite as stiff as some of the other high end shoes I've worn. I think maybe that comfort level has something to do with that and so there is some give and take. I would say that 90% of riders would really like them, then there will be a few that will find them a little soft. fit was just a tad on the small side. I work a half size larger than i do in Sidi and Lake, same size as I wear in Giro. In the end I'm happy with them and would recommend to most people I know. feel free to contact me with any particular questions on them. kylebrown@backcountry.com

Great shoes and great service!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 46

Originally ordered the Pro Leader 2 but had to return for size. They didn't have the 2 in my size so I ordered the Pro Leader 3, and I am GLAD I did. I really can't imagine a better cycling shoe. Very comfortable, light and easy to adjust!

Great Shoe, Customer Service Fantastic

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small

Great shoe, very lightweight and adjusts like a glove! They do run small so size up 1 size. On a side note, I have to say that the Backcountry customer service is fantastic. My first order of these shoes turned out to be too small and they were so helpful and fast getting me an exchange pair. Thanks!!!