Rheawrote a review of Pearl Izumi X-ALP Canyon Cycling Shoe - Women's on May 15, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
These shoes are stylish, comfy, stiff for great power transfer, and cooling with their venting system! I am a size 8 and a 39 fit great. The only thing I wish these had was some kind of strap to cover up the tied laces. I have been shoving them into the small elastic strap on the top- but it just doesn't work that well and feels kind of janky- there must be a better way for future designs. Regardless, I don't care too much and once I am biking I am stoked to have them on! I am a big fan of actual laces because they can be adjusted easily and are replaceable in case they break vs. wire lacing systems like the Pearl Izumi BOA system ( I am sure its great but I am firmly on team laces).