Pearl Izumi X-Alp Enduro Shoes review

Flexible comfort, efficient pedalling and a snug fit

Our rating 
3.8 out of 5 star rating 3.8
GBP £87.99 RRP | USD $84.99
Pearl Izumi X-alp Enduro Shoes

Our review

Ideal as first pair of clipless shoes or if you’re into navigation-style events
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The revised X-Alp Enduro shoes are ideal for clippy shoe newbies and navigation style events.


They’re effectively a cross between traditional disco slippers and outdoor trainers. The X-Alps are reinforced where they need to be and feature a grippy rubber sole, ratchet closure and a breathable mesh upper.

There is more flex on the pedals than with a regular clipless shoe, but the shoe plate never intrudes into the sole of your foot. Obviously this flex means power transfer is down a bit, but then that’s not what these shoes are about.

Off the bike they don’t feel a million miles away from a hiking shoe, with more sole thickness where the shoeplate is.


The X-alp Enduro shoes manage to pull off exactly what they promise offering flexible comfort, efficient pedalling and a snug fit.

Product Specifications


Name X-Alp Enduro shoes
Brand Pearl Izumi

Manufacturer's Description Built to hike steep terrain well and move fast with forefoot toe flex and a running shoe heel strike bevel,Drain holes in toe and heel for letting water pass through •Super secure midfoot traction with the bite of nylon ridges and rubberQuick drying
Available Colours black/orange/grey
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens Womens
Shoe Type Adventure Hiking
Shoe Sizes Available 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48