Pearl Izumi Pro Shoes review

Stiff, comfortable road shoes

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £144.00 RRP | USD $200.00
Pearl Izumi Pro Shoes

Our review

Undeniably light and stiff, but the vents are ineffective
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After riding two sportives in Pearl Izumi’s Pro road shoes, we can vouch for their superb power transfer and comfort

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Rides who use Look pedals or other thee-bolt cleat systems and who want stiffness and lightness in their racing footwear, will like the unidirectional carbon fibre construction and 270g weight. 

. Fastening is via two chunky, wrap-over Velcro straps plus a third that uses a nicely engineered ratchet mechanism to ‘lock’ shoe to foot. 

It appears that the multiple mesh vents are designed to allow air to escape from the inside only.

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These shoes don’t come cheap, but on sportive days they’re the first item chucked into the kit bag. 

Product Specifications

Product

Name Pro Shoes
Brand Pearl Izumi

Description SPD Compatible - takes Shimano SPD cleats, or compatible types (Crank Bros Eggbeater, Time ATAC). 1-piece upper minimizes weight and rotating mass
Manufacturer's Description As the name says: a "PRO" level MTB shoe for competition-level riders. Full-length, unidirectional carbon fiber sole is the highlight here. Plus a low-profile buckle closure, high traction gripping lugs, and you've got a winner.
Weight (g) 270
Shoe Sizes Available 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46