Strapping the Pearl Izumi Race II road cycling shoes on your feet is like putting a turbocharger on a car. The 1:1 Power Plate is extra super stiff to ensure that 100% of your power and energy is transmitted from your legs into the bike's forward motion. They're built for power, efficiency and speed on the road. And we have to admit, the distinctive styling doesn't look half bad either.
Carbon fiber and Select Grade nylon sole plate for lightweight stiffness and durability
Ultra-low 7mm stack height increases power transfer and makes you feel more connected to the bike
Direct-Vent helps cool your foot by letting airflow through the sole
Longitudinal Arch Support improves pedaling efficiency, support and stability for optimized power transfer
EVA foam and rubber heel pad makes it easier to walk off the bike
Select 1:1 Heel Cup with Molded Power Band prevents heel slippage
1:1 Anatomic Buckle Closure follows the natural shape of your instep to eliminate hotspots and pressure areas
Adjustable buckle mounting lets you customize the shoe fit
Comments about Pearl Izumi Race II Road Shoe - Closeout:
I bought a set of Pearl Izumi Mtb shoes in size 47. These were very comfortable even though I ride fairly long distances regularly. I assumed that the road shoes would fit the same. But the road shoes are a little narrower or perhaps a little short and on long rides get painful. So I would suggest you try on the various sizes before you order them. I'm pretty much sold on Pearl Izumi and they're common enough that you shouldn't have any trouble finding them though getting the various sizes may be a problem which is why ordering from Nashbar is a good idea.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend