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


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.


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

Product Specifications


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