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Pearl Izumi X-Project 3.0 Cycling Shoes - SPD (For Men)
Closeouts. Pearl Izumi X-Project 3.0 mountain bike shoes are a great choice for cyclocross and extended cross-country riding. They're specially built for pedaling performance in the saddle and running comfort off the bike, thanks to a full-length, unidirectional carbon fiber midsole plate.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Steve D from Colorado on Wednesday, August 17, 2016Light , great feel clipped in, super price . 41 fits snug on my 7.5 feet but after riding a couple hrs it has become very comfortable.
Reviewed by Mike from Virginia on Friday, April 29, 2016Seem to be very nice shoes. Stiff sole, probably comfortable to walk and ride in. However, I have low volume feet (apparently) and couldn't get them to work. I am a 10.5 to 11 and my feet are slightly wide. I tried the size 45 and the toes on my left foot, which (ironically) normally ends up being a bit smaller than my right), hit the front. And I was right at the end of the cam adjustment. Moving up the 46s, I was at the end of the cam adjustment and still had too much heel movement in the shoes. The cams can be repositioned, but only for fatter feet than the default. I need them to go the other direction. These will need to go back.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Dan T from Minneapolis on Sunday, March 27, 2016Love them for mtb and road biking. Stiff, comfortable, and easy to adjust. Great price point too. I like how much easier and safer they are to walk in than road shoes alone. Could be lighter.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by JD Of NSC from Boston MA on Wednesday, March 9, 2016The PI X-Project 3.0 is a sophisticated bicycling shoe with a light but very stiff sole. I have a low volume foot and the
ratchet would not allow me to make the shoe bike tight. It even had an adjustment for even higher volume feet so these
are great for people with unusually high insteps but useless for low volume types. I find this same problem with Shimano
shoes but to a lesser extent. Specialized shoes (especially the BOA styles)solve the problem nicely for me, as well as Lake BOA styles, and Sidi's have a beautifully designed ratchet strap that is customizable for any volume feet. I wish PI would make a ratchet strap that was more adjustable for a wider range of foot volume but they seem to not understand their inability to meet the needs of low volume feet.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Anonymous from Portland, OR on Wednesday, March 9, 2016Looks out of the box were sharp yet subtle, with the red trim standing out just enough.
Putting them on was a bit of a shocker at first as they are like a glove. Then I remembered my last shoes were 9 years old so they were super-broken-in (and broken as well). The ratchet system makes it even more snug. Speaking of the ratchet, the release design is superb as you have to lift to release which prevents an unwanted release when you bump it.
The ride they provide keeps the emphasis on my thighs rather than joints. This is probably due to the stiffness which makes the foot and leg feel more connected.
Overall, other than being yet another Chinese-made product, these shoes are well worth the purchase price.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Karl from Wyoming on Thursday, March 3, 2016These shoes were comfortable right out of the box. I put 50 miles on them the first 10 days with no issues. They are easy to hike in for those times when you have get off the bike. Be warned they run a half size small. I ordered a size 43 (shoes size is normally 9.5). I exchanged them for a 44 and they fit perfect. Thanks Sierra Trading Post for the great customer service. I now have a new go to store for Mountain Bike gear.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by The Wanderer from Utah on Tuesday, April 14, 2015I really like these shoes, they are slightly more difficult to set my cleat to the peddle compared to my last pair of shoes but that is because they have a better thicker tread for hike a bike. These shoes fit snug, and I like the ratchet system because it's easier to make them tighter or more loose depending on the swelling of my feet on a long ride. They breath well and were a little tight in the toe box on width out of the box but after a few rides they have stretched to where they fit perfectly (I wear a regular men's 11 and purchased a 45.5.). The only beef I have with this shoe is that the ratchet system has a lever that you pull up on to release it and on my second ride I got off trail and a branch snagged the lever and completely released the strap. Hasn't happened since so it could of been a fluke but regardless the lever could be a little less profile. Over all, these are my favorite mtb shoes I have ever owned. Thanks STP, I liked them so much that I got my wife a pair.