Closeouts. Pearl Izumi's X-Alp Seek III mountain bike shoes offer the best of both worlds, with the breathable comfort of a running shoe and a Run and Ride plate that delivers pedaling power when you're in the saddle.
Ride and Run nylon plate offers comfort while hiking and great power transfer
Flexible forefoot and beveled heel of a running shoe
One-piece breathable mesh and synthetic leather upper
EVA midsole for walking comfort
Carbon lugged outsole for superior traction and durability
Reviewed by world biker from Seattle WA on Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I have cycled over 30,000 miles including some 20,000 touring the entire world. I need cleated shoes that not only work while biking, but can also be worn for hiking, camping and all the other activities I do off the bike while touring. As a result all the new completely stiff soles do not work for me. These shoes have a good solid sole, but not so stiff I am miserable in them for long periods of time. Plus they look awesome and are very comfortable
Best Uses: Cycle touring, Long-distance riding, Versatile for hiking
Describe Yourself: Avid Cyclist
Pros: Durable Sole, Good for Walking, Good Traction, Perfect for hiking
Reviewed by Commuter from Salem, OR on Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Nice shoe, but size/fit does not match the labeled size. I was able to exchange them at a Pearl Izumi store, as they have a "60 day fit guarantee". The person at the store stated that Pearl Izumi shoes run about 1 US size smaller than the labeled size.