This no compromise all-mountain trail shoe is tuned for pedaling performance and confident off-the-bike hike-ability and traction.
I'm going to give these a 5 with a size caveat - they run small, even for Pearl Izumi. I wear a 8-8.5 in Brooks, Saucony and New Balance running shoes and a standard 40 in biking shoes. The 40 was too small but the 41 was perfect!
I've been buying the X-Alp line for years now because they have been consistently solid in construction, but comfortable for walking and "pass" as a street shoe. This pair seems to run a little small, width-wise, but not pinching - I get the sense that they'll break in nicely. They're long enough that ordering up a size would have been way too long in the toes.
Great value! Shoes fit perfectly with room for a thinner sock. I wear an 8B and ordered size 8. I like how the closure can easily be "ratcheted" to fine tune tightness of the shoes by simple little pushes on the buckle to loosen notch by notch. Hold the same "buckle" down and it quickly releases the shoe closure. The soles are stiff for good pedal control and the toe part of the sole is contoured to enable walking.
These are great, well made shoes, and very comfortable once I got the right size. Usually wear a 40/41 but they were short and hit my toes. Returned, took a chance, and ordered a 42 (the biggest I've ever ordered in a shoe) and they fit great. Otherwise these are great! Very comfortable to walk in with the cleats recessed.
These shoes are great! I bought a new bike to commute to my new job and decided I wanted to try out clipless pedals, so I got myself these shoes, and they really are perfect.
I wear a size 8.5, normal width. I ordered a 40EU/8.4US and it was still too small. Returning for the 41EU. These run waaaay small.
Runs way small. I would order 2 sizes bigger. Quality looks to be very good. I have been buying Pearl Izumi products for a long time. They make stuff that lasts.
Nice shoe, but far too small. Wish they made this in a TRUE women's 43 :(
1) Mi esposa afirma que funcionan muy bien.