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PEARL iZUMiX-Alp Launch Cycling Shoe - Men's
Item # PLZO8E3
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October 19, 2021
Runs a bit large
- I returned this product before using it
- Runs large
- Size Bought
- 5` 7"
- 176 lbs
I loved the look (yes, with bright orange dial :-) ) feel and comfort, but I feel that only one BOA dial, maybe too high on the shoe, makes it a bit tough to properly tighten it around the foot, if you compare the "hugging" that you can achieve in road cycling shoes. I could escape with a size 10 with thicker socks, but a bit of too much toe length (and I have a wide foot), so seeking a 43.5 or US 9.5
August 22, 2021
Size 12 says 46.5 in chart, but thats not an option even on their site. What then to go with, 46 or 47? Thanks
April 17, 2021
Just missing the grip
- I've put it through the wringer
- True to size
I have the 'X-Alp Launch Mid' and they are great shoes. If pedal grip is not your #1 concern these are five-star shoes. But there is a noticeable downgrade in grip compared to my normal go-to shoe, five ten freeride pro.
September 21, 2020
Stiff BOA Flat (and dial is orange)
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- True to size
Coming off 5/10 Freerider which is a pretty soft shoe. This is a much much stiffer sole but the rubber feels similarly tacky. However because of the lack of flex I don't think pedal pins dig as deep into the sole. Also due to the stiff sole I get less feed back on pedal position but no sore arches on long descents. I think the pin-lock pattern does work well in trapping pins. Overall the shoe is quite sleek/compact but has good padding with stiff fabrics in key areas. The tongue is nice and wide (not gusseted) and has good cushion but is thin so you can overtighten the boa system and get tingly toes. I had to go up a 1/2 size to the correct fit compared to my 5/10s (likely due to 5/10s being oversized). And probably the most important thing to know is that the red colored shoes come with a BRIGHT orange dial not the black one pictured. I was looking to get away from the foot pillow/skate shoe asthetic with laces that couldn't get snagged and pulled open and after 2 rides I'm very pleased with how these are working. In my ideal world the sole would be 15% less stiff and the tongue would be attached to the sides of shoe but that might just be my preferences.
October 14, 2020
Are the insoles removable / replaceable?
December 29, 2020
You can get a black boa directly from the Boa company....if the orange one bothers you.