Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Leader II shoes - just in

New top-of-the-range footwear

Pearl Izumi's new top-of-the-range P.R.O. Leader II shoes feature a unique seamless upper that’s just 0.9mm thick, and are priced at £229.99 / $US270.

The upper takes its inspiration from running spikes. It's designed to conform around your foot shape and reduce the chances of friction or hotspots.

The sole is Pearl's Octane 1:1 unidirectional carbon unit, and is both stiff and light. The stack height is a minimal 6.5mm. The sole features a moulded-in toe-piece and heel bumper, and two large meshed vents forward of the cleat plate.

Closure is taken care by one central mounted BOA and a toe-box velcro strap.

Pearl claims a size 43 shoe weighs 245g; we weighed our size 45 test pair and recorded a weight of 265g (each) which is impressively light.

The P.R.O. Leader II shoes are available in sizes 38 to 49, with half sizes up to size 47.

Warren Rossiter

Senior Technical Editor
Approaching two decades of testing bikes, Warren can be found on a daily basis riding and exploring the road and off roads of Wiltshire's Salisbury Plain in the UK. That's when he's not travelling the world to test the latest kit, components and bikes.
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