The Pearl iZUMi X-Alp Seek V Cycling Shoe for Men offers comfort straight out of the box and is very versatile in its application. This shoe is modelled off the powerful synchro seek running shoes which has won many awards, however the Pearl iZUMi X-Alp Seek V Cycling Shoe comes with a cleat mount that is recessed and a mount for a two-bolt mountain bike cleat via a mini shank positioned in the sole. It is designed with an energy packed foam insert that offers excellent shock absorbing characteristics and an outsole made from lugged carbon rubber to offer superb traction and shed muds easily. The top part of the shoe gives the same feel like a running shoe so be assured of comfort when pedalling. It is also styled to be worn casually to events. It is low cut for a quicker fit and the construction materials are made from a synthetic mesh that offers excellent breathability and ventilation together with quick drying features. It utilizes laces to secure a tight and proper fit.
The Pearl iZUMi X-Alp Seek V Cycling Shoe for Men comes with the following features:
- A durable and highly breathable synthetic mesh with superb breathability and quick drying.
- Shoe comes clip-less and built with tough outsole made from lugged rubber.
- Collar and tongue that are properly cushioned
- Achieve a tighter and secure fit with laces
- Improved performance on pedalling via a superior shank that gives instant feedback with proper feel.
The Pearl iZUMi X-Alp Seek V Cycling Shoe for Men is a very nice product that can be used for biking as well as for casual walkabout. The cleats are recessed to provide easy walking surfaces and they feel durable.
They don’t easily accommodate wider feet so this may be a little uncomfortable for bikers with big feet especially in the toe areas. The cleats have a tendency to sort of detach easily and the adjustment doesn’t seem to allow for more insertion but it’s bearable nonetheless. They come off easily and are also straightforward to install.
The cleats also make this metal sound when walking around with it and this may irritate some people.
In all, these shoes still deliver good value and for the versatility and flexibility, it wouldn’t be a waste of money to invest in it.