Ride or walk in comfort. The X-Alp Drift mountain shoes use a special sole plate to balance stiffness for pedaling efficiency with toe flexibility for hike-a-bike sections and short walks. Lugged outsole provides excellent traction and pedal adherence. Flexible forefoot, EVA midsole and beveled heel maximize comfort when you're on foot. Three straps give you a secure fit.
Nylon X-Alp Ride and Run Plate for easy hike-a-bike and great pedaling power transfer
EVA run shoe midsole for off-the-bike cushioning and comfort
Carbon rubber lugged outsole for superior traction and durability
Quick-drying, highly breathable mesh/synthetic upper delivers comfort and breathability
Anatomical Strap Closure System reduces hot spots and removes pressure from your instep
Low cut construction for a light, fast fit and feel
Comments about Pearl Izumi Women's X-Alp Drift Mountain Shoes:
I was very surprised to see the shoes have two long openings on the tops. Great for ruining your socks and getting lots of dirt inside the shoes. Not sure what the designer was thinking since this is a mountain biking shoe that would be worn on dirt and mud. I returned them.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend