Pearl Izumi creates Amy D. collection to support women’s cycling

Limited edition shoes and apparel support the cyclocross racer’s legacy

Pearl Izumi has launched a limited edition version of the X-Project Elite mountain bike shoe to support the Amy D. Foundation and its mission to empower young women through cycling.

The Amy D. edition of X-Project Elite
The Amy D. edition of X-Project Elite

The X-Project Elite mountain bike shoes feature carbon soles and Boa closure systems. The shoes were made in a limited run of 200 pairs.

They are available now and retail for $275 / £220 / AU$360 . Pearl Izumi will donate $100 from every pair sold to the Amy D. Foundation.

Pearl Izumi's Amy D. kits
Pearl Izumi's Amy D. kits

In addition to the limited edition shoes, Pearl Izumi also offers Amy D. jerseys, shorts and bibs to support the Amy D. Foundation.

The Amy D. Foundation was created to honor the memory of American cyclocross racer Amy Dombroski, who was struck and killed by a vehicle during a training ride in Belgium in 2013.

Visit to learn more about the mission of the Amy D. Foundation.

To shop the Amy D. collection, visit

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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