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X-alp Launch SPD Cycling Shoe - Men's

4.5 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews
Color:Berm Brown/Black


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Why We Like The X-alp Launch SPD Cycling Shoe

The Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch wrap you up with a bonded, seamless upper to keep your foot hugged into place, so you can book it up the trail, on bike or on foot, for next level exploration. The X-Alp Launch combine the best of both worlds, with a stiff enough sole, thanks to a nylon composite shank, and serious grip that locks into the trail when you're off the bike. Its built with an EVA midsole that cushions blows from sharp rocks, and a Vibram Megagrip outsole that holds true to the dirt under foot. The lugs are designed with open an chevron shaped pattern, directionally placed to give you braking power in the heel, and propelling power in the toe while maintaining surefooted grip. Even the pedal zone features Vibram Megagrip with siping to keep mud away, so engaging is quick and snappy when you clip in.


  • Shoes built for clipping into all-day adventure
  • Vibram rubber sole offers massive grip and durability
  • Bonded, seamless uppers are lightweight and tough
  • Nylon shank increases stiffness for power transfer
  • Stay surefooted with directional lugs that grip
  • Compatible with 2-bolt SPD pedals
  • Item #PLZO8E4
Upper Material
EVA, nylon shank
Vibram Megagrip
Cleat Compatibility
Claimed Weight
[single, size 7] 13oz (370g)
trail, enduro
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Overall Rating

4.5 based on 2 ratings

Review Summary

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4 out of 5 stars

April 29, 2024

Really comfy!

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:

I have wide feet and a high talus and finding the right MTB shoe for longer days is complicated. These shoes are real comfortable and provide good enough support for effective pedaling. They are so comfortable in fact, that I don’t need to take other shoes with me for after the ride. The clear does need to be installed at an odd angle, if I install it straight (like I’ve always done on all other cycling shoes I’ve owned) my feet will be angled inwards on the pedals. This feels strange. And I had to trim a little of the outsole around the cleats so I could clip/unclip easier.

5 out of 5 stars

June 27, 2022

Working Great

I've used it several times

This is the first clipless experience for me. The shoes are comfortable and the clipless system is working perfectly for me. Sorry for the short review, but I was initially hesitant ordering these becasue there weren't any reviews. Great shoe.

Anthony D

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com