Is it a sneaker or cycling shoe? We're going to go ahead and dub this the Snycling shoe. The Pearl Izumi X-Alp Seek V mountain bike shoe is designed with rugged versatility in mind. It's based off of Pearl Izumi's award-winning syncroSeek running shoe, but with a recessed cleat mount and mini-shank in the sole to mount a 2-bolt MTB cleat. The 1:1 Energy Foam technology gives you plenty of shock absorption off the bike, and the carbon rubber lugged outsole comes in aces in the traction department. The upper is literally a running shoe, so you know you'll be pedaling in comfort and style. Style you can actually walk in, and look like a normal person when you head to the bar after your ride.
Dual-density EVA X-Alp outsole/midsole with firmer, second density EVA between pedal and foot for off-the-bike cushioning and comfort, plus on-the-bike power transfer
Carbon rubber lugged outsole provides superior traction, mud shedding and durability
Flexible forefoot and a running shoe beveled heel for off-the-bike performance
1:1 Energy Foam technology in heel crash pad for ultimate cushioning when off the bike
Quick-drying, highly breathable mesh/synthetic upper delivers exceptional fit and breathable comfort
Low cut construction for a light, fast fit and feel
Comments about Pearl Izumi X-Alp Seek V Mountain Bike Shoes:
Nice shoes OA, well designed and constructed. Be aware that Pearl Izumi understates their sizing! I wear a 9 1/2 M shoe, in most cases a 43 fits. Could not get my foot in a P. I. 43. Returned for a 44 which is a US size 10, a tight fit even with a silk sock liner, toe box is a little tight. Probably could have use a 45.5 which is a 10.5 US?
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend