Pearl Izumi Barrier GTX mountain bike shoes review

Great for snow use

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £210.00 RRP | USD $331.02
Pearl Izumi Barrier GTX shoes

Our review

Huge price and small size, but warm, comfy and well sealed
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The Barrier GTX is a seriously expensive boot, but it proved a favourite through last year’s exceptionally cold and snowy British winter. 


The complete double skin, Gore-Tex lined and Thinsulate insulated design with a lace locked inner boot is both warm and comfortable under the zippered gaiter cover. The combination of thick padded neoprene inner cuff and tall outer cuff makes them impressively sealed against the elements.


A close fit means you need to go up a size for them to be circulation-friendly. The hard tread lugs are a bit slippery but the sole is very stiff under power and it’s toe stud compatible.

Product Specifications


Name Barrier GTX shoes
Brand Pearl Izumi

Weight (g) 1202
Features Optional studs
Shoe Sizes Available 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48