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
- Manufacturer Warranty
5 based on 1 ratings
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February 28, 2022
- 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!
Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com
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