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PEARL iZUMiX-alp Launch SPD Cycling Shoe - Men's

$160.00

Item # PLZO8E4

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Item # PLZO8E4
Description

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

Tech Specs
Upper Materialsynthetic
Closurelace
MidsoleEVA, nylon shank
SoleVibram Megagrip
Cleat Compatibility2-bolt
Manufacturer Warrantylifetime
Activitytrail, enduro
Size

Pearl Izumi 

Cycling Footwear
US MENUS WOMENEUUKCM
  5 36 3 22.5
  5.5 36.5 3.5 23
  6 37 4 23
  6.5 37.5 4.5 23.5
6 7 38 5 24
6.25 7.25 38.5 5 24
6.5 7.5 39 5.5 24.5
6.75 7.75 39.5 5.5 24.5
7 8 40 6 25
7.5 8.5 40.5 6.5 25.5
7.75 9 41 7 25.5
8 9.25 41.5 7 26
8.5 9.5 42 7.5 26.5
9 10 42.5 8 27
9.25 10.5 43 8.5 27.5
9.5   43.5 8.5 27.5
10   44 9 28
10.25   44.5 9 28
10.5   45 9.5 28.5
11   45.5 10 29
11.5   46 10.5 29.5
12   46.5 11 30
12.5   47 11.5 30.5
13   48 12 31
14   49   32
15   50   33
16   51   34

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 3

Initial impression - with update

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
44

Worn for 4 months now. look great, I think slightly darker of a tan than how they look in the photos here. Definitely have a wider and higher toe box, had to put a shim under the footbed up front but after they they fit snug, Pretty stiff and easy to walk off the bike in. Have worn a couple of size 10 Fivetens prior and the 44 in these feels pretty similar lengthwise Boa closure is not great, sits too high on the shoe to get the front 2/3's of your foot tight enough, also seems to loosen itself up a couple times per ride. Pretty tough to get these on and off also as the Boa doesnt really loosen up enough to open up the shoe hiking update Pretty good grip for a clipless shoe, the cleats sit low kind of below the sole so no slipping on the cleat. a thin little sheet of plastic from the recycling bin under the insole filled up the toe box extra volume real nice they fit perfect now