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PEARL iZUMi X-ALP Canyon Cycling Shoe - Men's


X-ALP Canyon Cycling Shoe

While the stiff carbon soled shoes make for excellent power transfer when you're on the bike, they can be pretty restrictive for backwoods adventures that might involve a few sessions of hike-a-bike across rivers and up near-vertical faces. For adventures that call for more versatility, reach for the Pearl Izumi X-ALP Canyon Mountain Bike shoes for Men. These lace-up cycling shoes give you the support you want for long days on the bike, but tread that can handle covering ground on foot and a midsole that cushions your stride for support from dawn to dusk.

The X-ALP Canyon shoes feature a bonded synthetic top with ample mesh panels that keep your feet from baking on hot trails. They are low-cut at the ankle to provide a light and fast fit that allows for natural ankle rotation off of the bike. While flex is good for miles on foot, a stiff sole is a must for power transfer on the bike, so Pearl equips the X-ALP Canyon's with a nylon composite shank to maximize power transfer to the pedals, without compromising torsional flex for hiking. Underneath the shank you'll find a lightweight EVA midsole that cushions your steps comfortably, and a beefy carbon-rubber lugged outsole that provides directional traction on foot. The center of the shoe is ready for clipping in with 2-bolt SPD compatibility that sits recessed and out of the way of your lugs, so your cleats don't get hung up on rocks when you're making your way up steep faces.

  • Versatile mountain bike shoes for adventurous trail riding
  • Synthetic leather upper is lightweight and durable
  • Let your toes breathe with mesh upper panels
  • Low cut ankle feels natural on your feet
  • Internal nylon shank boosts power transfer to the pedals
  • EVA midsole cushions your stride off of the bike
  • Carbon rubber lugged outsole grips rocks and roots
  • Compatible with 2-bolt SPD cleats for clipless riding
  • Item #PLZ00U8

Upper Material
synthetic leather, mesh
EVA with internal nylon composite shank
lugged carbon rubber
Cleat Compatibility
Claimed Weight
[single, size 8.5] 12.9oz (366g)
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty

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>Rating: 2

too small

I returned this product before using it
Runs small
Size Bought
42 and 43
5` 8"
160 lbs

Beware, I wear a 42, ordered a 42- could not put my foot into the shoe. Returned 42, bought 43, could not straighten my toes. Returning 43. Paying return postage on 2 sets of shoes for completely ambiguous sizing.

What size do you normally wear?

>Rating: 4

Nice shoe/price, but runs SUPER small

Runs small
Size Bought
6` 1"
185 lbs

Really liked these, and good value but had to return because although I'm normally a 47, the 48 was way too small and that was the largest size available.


It says these shoes are on sale for 29.99 yet they are $110 hows that work?