Pearl Izumi X-ALP Launch Flat Pedal Shoe

Average User Rating: (Excellent)
Pearl Izumi X-ALP Launch men's shoe in black/shadow grey
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All mountain flats

The Good:

Stiff sole
Water resistant
Cleans easy
Laces are great for getting it tight where you want and they have a stretch band on the tongue to tuck them away.

The Bad:

Due to the stiff material on the upper when you walk in the shoe it tends to push on the top of your foot where it bends.
The sole took a little breaking in to get a good grip with the pedal.

Overall Review:

First ride with these and I was thinking I made a mistake, coming from BMX and using quite soft shoes that allow me to wrap my toes around the pedal threw me off my game. However now that I’m used to the stiff sole the advantages of having better peddling performance and more protection out way a soft shoe.


Product Pearl Izumi X-ALP Launch Flat Pedal Shoe
Riding Type Enduro / All-Mountain, Trail
Rider Unisex, Women
Construction Vibram rubber outsole and lugged tread, EVA midsole, reinforced toe cap, bonded seamless upper and lace closure
Rubber Type Premium dual compound Vibram Megagrip combined with long wearing rubber at the toe and heel
  1. Men's X-ALP Launch:39-49, 39.5-46.5
  2. Women's X-ALP Launch:36-43, 36.5-42.5
  1. Men's X-ALP Launch:Smoked pearl/monument, black/shadow grey
  2. Women's X-ALP Launch:Smoked pearl/monument, black/smoked pearl
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous - Open, chevron-shaped lugs with Vibram Megagrip compound in toe and heel areas provide long-lasting traction in all conditions
- Smooth, siped rubber outsole design with Vibram MegaGrip compound in pedal zone offers instant pedal pin engagement
Price $150
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