Closeouts. Pearl Izumi P.R.O. road cycling shoes are designed with a one-piece upper for ultra lightweight performance without the restrictive feel. Sleek, one-piece upper eliminates pressure points for comfortable, lightweight performance.
Superior strength to weight ratio
Synthetic leather-lined heel cup improves control and power transfer
Reviewed by Runner from Chicago, IL on Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I purposely found Pearl Izumi cycling shoes because they feel a size smaller for most people...which works out perfect for me, since I have small feet (5 or 5-1/2, size 35 - which they don't make). So, size 36 Pearls that fit smaller were perfect.
I agree with the previous comments about the smell - though it's not that bad, it does have a funny plastic-like odor. I also have to agree with someone who said the ankles rub a bit; not too bad for me though.
I love the stiffness, and obviously, they are not as well-padded (comfortable) as the mountain-bike-style shoes that Giro makes. But they are excellent for what I need, and I'm very happy with the colors. Unfortunately, I don't have the luxury of being too choosy - I have to go with a size 36 Pearl Izumi no matter what...
Reviewed by cyclist from boston, ma on Monday, September 13, 2010
The shoe is decently comfortable, especially with good riding socks. The front is a bit looser that I'd have liked, but it doesn't negatively impact my pedaling. The only big problem is the smell - it is very strong, and will fill the whole room. I had to leave it outside on the porch for a few days to let it air out.
Reviewed by emze from lehi, utah on Monday, March 29, 2010
This is a great shoe, well ventilated and extremely light weight. HOWEVER, it runs VERY small. I would suggest ordering at least 1 full size up. It also has a very strong odor about it. I have been wearing them for a couple of weeks and the odor shows little signs of going away. I hope it will eventually because I do really like the shoe.