Who should buy the Pearl Izumi X-Alp Canyon
This model’s casual style will resonate with leisure riders who seek the comfort and design of hiking sneakers. It is a solid option if you:
- Need a shoe that is build and design for casual or leisurely cycling.
- Need a shoe that can be used for indoor cycling or spinning, urban commute, and moderate outdoor rides.
Provide cushioning and comfort
The Pearl Izumi X-Alp Canyon bike shoes feature a nylon composite shank encased in EVA midsoles. The shank yields stiffness for accurate conversion of energy to the bike, while the midsoles provide cushioning and comfort.
The nylon composite shank is connected directly to the cleat area to provide an immediate response to every pedal stroke.
Underneath, the outsole is made from carbon rubber with lugs for optimal traction and durability.
Pearl Izumi X-Alp Canyon's cleat system
Upon purchase of the Pearl Izumi X-Alp Canyon cycling shoe, the cleat area features a cover that could function as a flat bike shoe as well. However, this footwear is constructed as a 2-bolt SPD bike shoe.
It is compatible with the following pedals DMR V-Twin, Shimano Deore XT PD-M8020, and Look X Track Rage. The cleat area is recessed so your cleats won’t get stuck on rocks or muddy surfaces while hike-a-biking.
Lightweight and breathable
The X-Alp Canyon’s upper is made from lightweight and breathable mesh and synthetic upper materials. Its bonded seamless construction prevents rubbing and chafing and delivers all-day comfort. The collar and tongue are padded for enhanced inner comfort.
Protective rubber caps
The toe and heel areas feature rubber caps to protect the foot from impact and abrasions. It also enhances the pair’s overall durability.
This shoe utilizes the traditional lace-up closure, which provides a proven lockdown fit. It also comes with an elastic lace loop to help keep the laces in place and prevent it from getting caught in the bike.
Its low profile allows natural ankle movement on and off the bike. It also provides a faster putting on and taking off compared to higher profiled shoes.