Reviewed by Caleb the triathlete from Naperville IL on Friday, January 22, 2010
These Octane SLs are superior to the PROs and the rest of the current Pearl Izumi line--I know because I tried three different types before settling on these. They are, regrettably, the most expensive, but at Sierra Trading the price isn't such a problem. The velcro closures seem quite durable--in...
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Reviewed by SometimesBiker from Utah on Wednesday, October 8, 2014
I've been wearing these shoes for 10 months. I wear a 6 1/2 W in women's shoes. I got a 38. My big toes, little toes, and balls of my feet go numb in about 15 minutes and turn ghastly white in 25 minutes. The shoes are well made, light, and stylish. Unfortunately, they are way too tight for me. I recommend these shoes to people with narrow feet but normal to wide footed people should definitely not purchase.
Reviewed by Russell from Des Moines. IA on Friday, July 13, 2012
Good shoe. Lightweight. About 230 grams per shoe. Fairly comfortable. I have a medium width foot and these fit right. I wear size 44. American shoe size is 10, or really about 9.75 if they made such a size. For longer rides, 125 miles, they are not as comfortable as my old Carnac shoes. Feet get some discomfort in the sole. Maybe due to the shoe insole being just a very thin piece of foam. Shorter 60 mile rides, no discomfort. Velcro closure is great. Secure and easy to adjust so its just right. Wich it only had two velcro straps though. Only the top velcro strap is used. Bottom two straps are always loose.
Reviewed by Judy from Seattle, WA on Friday, April 20, 2012
I was sooooo excited to get these and when I opened the box they were tiny. They are sold as a men's shoe sizing but I wear a women's size 7/ men's size 5 and the 38's were clearly equal to a small women's size 6. Great looking shoes and light as a feather. If you can make them fit, you're lucky.
Reviewed by EYECYCLE from Redding, CA on Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Absolutely thrilled with this shoe. I have a normal width foot and the shoe fits like a slipper. The shoe is weightless and very stiff. I am tempted to buy another pair [...] I have worn for about 25ish 40-60 mile rides. No century yet this summer as still MTB race season.
Best Uses: Everyday riding, Great Race Shoe, Long-distance riding, Sprinting