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X-ALP Summit Cycling Shoe - Men's

4.5 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
Color:Smoke Grey/Black


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X-ALP Summit Cycling Shoe

The Pearl Izumi X-ALP Summit Mountain Bike Shoe is a technical one designed to deliver superior comfort and durability for aggressive all-day comfort and all-mountain riding. Its rugged construction lends maximum durability when deep in the wooded backcountry or exposed desert slickrock. The X-ALP Summit uses a seamless upper that cradles the foot preventing any seams or hotspots that could lead to irritation. The closures consist of two lower hook-and-loop straps and a 1:1 Anatomic Buckle Closure System further up to dial in fit while removing pressure from your instep.


  • Durable mountain shoes for your off-road adventures
  • Nylon-carbon composite shank transfers pedal power
  • 3-layer seamless uppers enhance durability and comfort
  • Rachet and hook-and-loop combo dials in a perfect fit
  • EVA midsole soaks trail blows
  • Vibram Megagrip outsole digs while in off the bike
  • 2-bolt cleat compatible in a recessed mounting area
  • Item #PLZO8E7
Upper Material
BOA Fit System, L6 dial
EVA heel
Vibram ECOSTEP rubber
Cleat Compatibility
2-hole SPD
Claimed Weight
[single, size 40] 7.7oz
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Overall Rating

4.5 based on 4 ratings

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4 out of 5 stars

June 17, 2024

comfy shoes

I've put it through the wringer

Big fan of the boa on these shoes, just so much nicer then dealing with laces. Also very comfortable and a great shoe for mountain biking. I like the grey color as well, as it doesn't make me feel like a mega dork in black clip in shoes. The velcro strap hasn't really come into play yet, but I guess its there if I need it. My feet stay comfortable the entire ride, I'd definitely buy another pair.


Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

May 28, 2024

Comfortable, sturdy, stable for walking

I've used it several times

I’ve used them on a few rides already and they are very comfortable. They are stiff enough to sufficiently transfer power onto the pedals but flexible enough to hike short distances when needed. The material seems to be of good quality so I would expect them to last a long time.


Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

4 out of 5 stars

February 29, 2024

Almost great....., but...?

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:

I have been really happy with these. Over rides the closure does loosen slightly and after ~2200 ridden miles on these the rocky terrain where I often ride has taken a toll on the tread of these shoes. I appreciate that these have held up to some pretty legit abuse and that they are comfortable to walk around in.

Luke B
5 out of 5 stars

February 28, 2022

Great shoes!

I've put it through the wringer

I had an older model of the X-ALP Summit shoes which I liked quite a bit. Unfortunately I damaged the ratchet closing system in a fall and decided it was time to try out some Lake brand shoes my bike shop kept telling me about. While I did like the Lake's- they were comfortable and breathed well- they started producing a squeaking noise that I wasn't ever able to get rid of, not even after changing pedals nor cleats. That noise followed me between bikes, so I know it was the shoes themselves. Lake ended up ghosting me when trying to deal with them for a warranty issue, so I decided they could bugger off and ended up purchasing these updated version of the X-ALP Summit shoes. These new shoes with the BOA closure system fixed my only complaint about the old Summit's. The ratchet closing system was ok, but this BOA is just that much better. I really love the Smoke Grey color, something different than the usual black or white shoes- but still neutral enough to go with everything. I sized up one size from my previous Summit's because after having ridden the Lake's a while, I realized my old ones were a little snug in the toe box. Sizing up fixed that, while still being a comfortable length without being too long. These are now just as comfortable as the 2x pricier Lake's... without the squeak :). Also the Lake's were quite a bit stiffer-- and I know some people like that, but I never did get used to it. Walking off the bike is so much more comfortable with these. Sorry I ever doubted you, X-ALP Summit Shoes!

Eric H

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com