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Pearl Izumi X-ALP Elevate Cycling Shoe - Men's


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    3 Reviews


    Elevate your adventure.

    When your sense of adventure is larger than mountains ahead of you, your mountain bike shoe shouldn't be what holds you back from chasing after it. The Pearl Izumi X-ALP Elevate Mountain Bike Shoes just may have a craving for off-the-beaten trail adventures to rival your own, thanks to rugged construction and a build that offers all-day comfort for days of pushing into the backcountry on a fully loaded rig, chasing down the sun. The X-ALP Elevate use 3-layer uppers that hug your foot in with seamless design to extend durability for all-day riding, with perforations in the arch and forefoot to let fresh air inside, and mesh panels that wick away sweat so you can stay cool. The top closure uses both a IP1 Boa and a hook and loop toe strap so you can dial in a semi-custom fit with 1-millimeter micro adjustments for all day comfort.

    On the inside the shoe decks you out with a supportive footbed for soaking up rough trails, and a lightweight EVA midsole for cushioning your flippers when you're off of the bike. Contrasting the soft and flexible midsole, the shank features a nylon and carbon composite construction that ensures stiff power transfer to the pedals to propel you forward, with just a touch of flex to maintain a natural walking feel when you roll into a moose head on and have to bolt off trail on foot. Vibram Megagrip lugs make sure your footing stays sure when you do have to bolt off trail, with directional tread to propel you forward as needed, and help you put on the brakes in the heel. The shoes are 2-bolt SPD compatible, with a unique cleat mount patch that features enough space to securely clip in, and tread surrounding the recessed cleat so you don't have to sacrifice walking capabilities to ride clipless.

    • Clipless shoes for charging into uncharted territory
    • Nylon-carbon composite shank boosts power transfer
    • 3-layer seamless uppers enhance durability and comfort
    • Boa and hook-and-loop combo dials in a perfect fit
    • EVA midsole soaks up impact on foot
    • Vibram Megagrip outsole elevates traction for hiking
    • 2-bolt cleat compatible with recessed mounting patch
    • Item #PLZ00M9

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    Boa IP1, hook-and-loop strap
    nylon-carbon composite, Vibram Megagrip lugs
    Cleat Compatibility
    2-bolt mountain
    Claimed Weight
    405g (size 43)
    Recommended Use
    enduro, trail, bikepacking
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    Great Fit, Easy Walking

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have about ten rides on these, and am very happy with them. I have big wide feet, size 14, and these in size 49 fit me very nicely. The fit is generous, and I added a thin flat insole under the stock one, to fill some space. Thus, they work fine with heavier winter cycling socks. The footbeds are quite good, as stock footbeds go, best of any cycling shoe I've tried. The Vibram sole and the walkability make these perfect for the hiking I end up doing. They almost don't feel like cycling shoes when walking, but they are plenty stiff in the sole.
    I only have one complaint: the fit is a bit loose around the ankle, and there is a small amount of shifting and heel slip when hiking. This could be solved by moving the BOA closure toward the toe, and adding an adjustable instep strap. The Velcro strap over the toes doesn't really do much, and could be eliminated.
    Minor heel-slip aside, these are all-around the most comfortable and best-fitting mtn biking shoes I ever had, and I'm very happy with them!

    Best MTB shoe I've owned

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've ridden Giro for years and decided to try something else—glad I did. Like the previous reviewer said, they have a wide toe bed which is awesome for some of us. Giro has fit okay in the past, but these feel more comfortable from the get-go. The BOA placement is great—on top instead of on the side where it is vulnerable to damage. They do get a little warm if you're standing in the sun but once you start pedaling again they seem to get decent enough airflow. I've done a couple 35+ mile rides in these with very minor foot fatigue in the last few miles. Construction seems durable, only have had them for two months and maybe 300 miles. They are really comfortable and much more sure-footed to hike-a-bike in than other shoes I've had. All in all, super impressed. This is my first pair of Pearl Izumi's and I'll definitely get another once these blow out.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 44.5
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    These fit great with a wide toe bed.they are on the big side of the size and for me perrrfect. Great material and very tough shoe.