Kyle M.wrote a review of Pearl Izumi X-ALP Elevate Cycling Shoe - Men's on August 15, 2018
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've ridden Giro for years and decided to try something else—glad I did. Like the previous reviewer said, they have a wide toe bed which is awesome for some of us. Giro has fit okay in the past, but these feel more comfortable from the get-go. The BOA placement is great—on top instead of on the side where it is vulnerable to damage. They do get a little warm if you're standing in the sun but once you start pedaling again they seem to get decent enough airflow. I've done a couple 35+ mile rides in these with very minor foot fatigue in the last few miles. Construction seems durable, only have had them for two months and maybe 300 miles. They are really comfortable and much more sure-footed to hike-a-bike in than other shoes I've had. All in all, super impressed. This is my first pair of Pearl Izumi's and I'll definitely get another once these blow out.