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PRO Road Cycling Shoe - Men's

3.6666666666666665 out of 5 stars
9 Reviews
Current price: $200.00 Original price: $400.00
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Why We Like The PRO Road Cycling Shoe

Pearl Izumi wasn't messing around when it came back for the fifth-generation of its PRO Road Cycling Shoes. The brand aimed for a clean, minimalist shoe that takes stiffness to the max thanks to its re-engineered sole that took 24-months of fine detail before being released to us. This lands the 5th-gen at 22% lighter than its predecessor, with every ounce of stiffness and support that we found before.


  • Pearl's coveted road shoe goes on a diet to drop grams
  • Featherweight construction drops 22% weight over previous model
  • Redesigned carbon sole provides total stiffness, doesn't waste watts
  • Sock-like fully knit uppers are completely breathable and comfortable
  • Double boa system allows you to cinch down in 1mm increments
  • Dual-density footbed is ergonomically designed for optimal support
  • PI Dry treatment on upper provides permanent water-shedding protection
  • Runs small, so we recommend sizing up for ideal fit
  • Item #PLZ00UE
Upper Material
knitted synthetic, PI Dry treated
2 IP1 Boas
dual-density 1:1 footbed
1:1 PRO Air Carbon
Cleat Compatibility
3-bolt road
Claimed Weight
[single, size 10] 255g
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

3.5 based on 9 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 0 reviews
4 Stars - 5 reviews
5 Stars - 2 reviews

Fits True To Size

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4 out of 5 stars

June 24, 2023

Awesome shoes

I've put it through the wringer

They are great, fit is great, heel cup is perfect, snug, no movement even without tightening them . In fact, i felt that at first they were too tight in the foot ball area. And i had to leave them quiet loose but my foot sometimes will start feeling numb. Because they're knit i didn't think it would ever change, since they can't really stretch, but they are perfect now. Stiff, well fitting and great looking. The only problem is that they get dirty fast. So in order to avoid washing them constantly and risking to damage them too soon, i wear shoe protectors/ shoe socks over them :(. That effectively hides the bright color, which was the main reason i chose pink instead of black, to increase visibility on the road. And, btw, atomic red is kind of coral. Actually nice color, i love it. I don't like pink, but they're not that. But you can't just wipe them clean, so that's the only issue. They're highly breathable, well vented ( i ride in very hot climate). Great shoe.

Irina P
Benjamin RGearhead
5 out of 5 stars

May 12, 2022

One Year Later

I've put it through the wringer

I've been riding these shoes hard for a year now. The fit is incredible and they remain my favorite pair. The white mesh tends to get a bit dirty in the rain, so avoid that. Or get the black pair and just don't worry about it!

5 out of 5 stars

April 28, 2022

Amazing shoes

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 11"

After getting my cleat set just right and a short break in; these shoes have got to be the best shoes I've ridden with. Ultra comfortable; really stiff; vents really well; awesome styling. Id recommend sizing down a half to a full size but other than that these shoes are everything youre looking for.

Edward W
Benjamin RGearhead
4 out of 5 stars

February 11, 2022

Stiff and uncompromising fit

I've worn a lot of high end shoes and these perform as expected. The foot opening molds to the wearer like a sock and the compressive fit is echoed throughout. I got the white model and they were the whitest cleanest shoes i've ever seen, that didn't last too long and the color patinaed pretty quickly but that's to be expected with blindingly white shoes. The heel cup gave me the impression that there would be some slipping but there was in fact no slippage at all on rides. I've put over 1,000 miles on these bad boys and would probably get another pair. If you're in the market for something that is light, extremely vented, and stiff, then you'd be hard pressed to find something better. Only 4/5 because of the white not holding color for long. (i did ride in the rain, so probably my fault).

4 out of 5 stars

September 1, 2021

Full Bore Race Shoe

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 7"

These are a true race shoe -- light, super stiff, and very close fitting. Toe box is on the medium to narrow side, no heal movement. Average ventilation. The BOA fasteners work like all the rest and are very adjustable in both directions. Cleat adjustment is good, can get sufficiently rearward. Materials, construction, and workmanship seem on par with other pro level shoes. Sizing seems to be slightly on the small size but they are supposed to be tight -- this is NOT a Gran Fondo shoe. Are they comparable to other pro level shoes? Yes, and far superior to any other PI shoe offered in the past. If on sale, a bargain, IF you want a true, no compromises, race shoe. At full price, a matter of fit vs. all the others. And yes, the red is actually pink.

Brett F
4 out of 5 stars

July 8, 2021

Like wearing a second sock, runs small

I've used it several times
Size Bought:

Very breathable, feels like a second sock. Don't really need to ratchet down boa's unless you like an extra tight fit. The vents on the bottom are great on hot days to help keep feet dry when matched with good wicking socks. Could use a little extra arch support but that's personal. Also, very pink, not red. Wear an 11 in running shoes, 45-46 in most cycling shoes. These were a definite 46 for me.

Jarrod C
4 out of 5 stars

February 28, 2021

Pink not red

I've used it several times

Very bright pink. Pretty cool looking really but very pink. Hifiz for sure. Tried to dye them with dark red dye but did not work. Photos are after the dye which changed it a touch more toward an orange. Otherwise great shoe. Super stiff sole, lightweight, snug fit. True to size. Recommend overall just beware about the red one being pink.

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Steven S

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

2 out of 5 stars

February 3, 2021

They're not red.

I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:

They're coral. Closer to Giro pink than red. They felt tight across the top of my foot no matter the Boa setting and so I returned them.

1 out of 5 stars

January 13, 2021

Total junk -

I returned this product before using it

On a recommendation from one of the gearheads I decided to try these even though I had reservations simple because they were labeled Pearl Izumi. Well here's the issues with these. Boa dials are the old style very noisy and no micro adjustments. Sound like a rachet wrench going bad. FIt- Ordered a 44.5 my usual size 10 and same according to their chart. Couldn't even get my foot into the sock like opening to try to put the shoe on. The insole I could not spread enough. (I am a typical 10 D in shoes)The fabric around that you would normally put your foot into is roughly cut on the edges and really not high quality at all. I could not get my foot in these to try the heel cup but it too seemed to be of inferior padding etc. These shoes are priced the same as Specialized Sworks 7, Shimano RC-9, Bontrager XXX and clearly are not in the same league. While you may not be looking for a pro-level shoe at least they should be constructed and use the higher quality materials these others use.

David A

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com