PEARL iZUMi, the world’s leader in cycling apparel and footwear, introduces a number of new shoes, including the brand’s first ever shoe designed specifically for gravel riding, a women’s style designed exclusively for indoor studio cycling and a new top performing road shoe featuring a full carbon-fiber sole.
The new PRO Road v5 ($400) is the lightest, most comfortable, high-performance road shoe PEARL iZUMi has ever made. With a fully knitted upper which provides zonal stretch, high breathability and the added benefit of reduced waste. The result of two years of R&D, the 1:1 ® Pro Air Carbon Power Plate removes material wherever possible to drop weight and add ventilation, without sacrificing stiffness. Dual Boa® IP1 reels allow 1-mm micro-adjustability and pop up for full release. The PRO Road v5 also has a dual density 1:1 footbed that is ergonomically designed to provide optimal support, pedaling efficiency, and comfort.
With the growth of the gravel market and PEARL iZUMi’s devotion to innovation in cycling shoes, the X-ALP Gravel ($150) was created for big miles and rough roads, combining the closer fit of a performance road shoe with the walkable sole technology found throughout the PEARL iZUMi MTB shoe range. With a seamless perforated upper, this shoe has improved breathability and comfort. The L6 Boa® System with sequence routing allows for a customized fit with micro-adjustability and an even, secure closure. Whether spending a casual afternoon in the saddle or racing in the next Dirty Kanza, the 1:1 ® Next Step Nylon composite sole of the X-ALP® Gravel delivers uncompromising pedaling performance and confidence for off-the-bike hike-ability. A reinforced toe bumper adds even more durability and protection to this gravel-centric bike shoe.
The new Wander indoor cycling collection adds a studio bike shoe to PEARL iZUMi’s spring product lineup. The women’s Vesta Studio ($125) bike shoe is made to perform on and off the bike. Constructed with a recessed cleat design, these shoes are not only easy to walk-in, but women can feel comfortably stylish wearing them for a post-ride brunch to refuel. A mesh forefoot delivers additional breathability and comfort to these studio shoes. A single strap allows for an easy on/off in a busy gym environment. The Vesta Studio bike shoe comes in three colors: Black/Atomic Red, White/Fog, and Phantom/Air. Available November 2019 on pearlizumi.com.
The new Attack Road ($160) has a seamless upper and carbon-insert sole, this road cycling shoe is packed with high end tech for an affordable price. With bonded mesh to the heavily perforated upper in a seamless construction to give the shoe a more comfortable fit. A single L6 BOA closure provides equal pressure across the instep. The heel features a 1cm rise to make walking easier, and the sole is set up to give riders the option to use a two-bolt or a three-bolt cleat.
Additional new shoes include the Quest Road ($100), a road cycling shoe with a stiff full nylon sole designed for easy pedaling to reduce foot fatigue. The heavily perforated film upper is bonded to a highly breathable mesh for optimal ventilation.
Lastly, an update to the best selling All-Road v5 ($90) features a secure and easy-to-adjust three strap closure for customizable comfort. The sole integrates a stiff composite plate for pedaling performance, finished with a durable rubber sole for confident off-the-bike traction and comfort.
All of the new footwear collection debuted at Eurobike 2019 are now available at www.pearlizumi.com or at your local PEARL iZUMi dealer. Follow PEARL iZUMi as they Ride More, Do More on Instagram @pearlizumiofficial, on their blog and sign up for the newsletter on their website.
About PEARL iZUMi
PEARL iZUMi was founded on two things: the love of cycling and more importantly, love for future generations. More than 60 years ago a father in Japan created a special jersey out of technical fabric for his son, an aspiring bike racer. Since then, the company has been evolving and revolutionizing the design and manufacture of performance apparel and footwear for cyclists. PEARL iZUMi believes how we live today shapes how future generations ride, which is why they are committed to having a positive impact on cycling through sustainability and environmentally friendly actions. PEARL iZUMi’s world headquarters is rooted in the Colorado Front Range where it embraces strong influence, both culturally and structurally, from its Japanese heritage.