Who should buy Pearl Izumi All-Road v5

The All-Road v5 construction consists of seamless, breathable upper, easy-to-use triple Velcro straps, stiff yet walkable soles, grippy traction, and SPD cleats. 

This build makes for a versatile cycling shoe that could perform in the bike studio and leisurely ride on the open roads and trails.

If you fall under the following categories, checking out this shoe might be a good idea.

  • Commercial Peloton/Spin bike shoe user
  • Leisurely mountain cyclist
  • Urban commuter

Pearl Izumi All-Road v5 low top and velcro

All-Road v5: Great for various activities

This road bike shoe's outsole yields a balance between stiffness and flex, making it an adequate cycling shoe for different activities, say several testers.

Pearl Izumi All-Road v5 cleat

Excellent pedaling performance is promised with its stiff composite plate in the sole. It is finished with a rubber sole for off-the-bike grip and comfort.

Pearl Izumi All-Road v5 rubber outsole

This Pearl Izumi shoe provides a customizable comfort 

A couple of wearers appreciate the pair's easy and on-the-go adjustments.

Pearl Izumi All-Road v5 three straps

The three-strap closure does not only make adjustment easy, but it is also responsible for secure and customizable comfort.

Riding all day is made cozy

Plenty of users mention that the Pearl Izumi All-Road v5 feels good on and off the bike.

Pearl Izumi All-Road v5 toebox

The seamless upper of this cycling shoe makes cycling all-day comfortable.

Updates from its predecessor

Banking on the All-Road v4's strengths and reported weaknesses, the All-Road v5 now features a few updates. One of the most apparent differences is the upper material, as the v5 now features a burlier upper for enhanced durability and protection.

Pearl Izumi All-Road v5 upper

Although both Pearl Izumi shoes employ triple Velcro straps, some nuances set them apart. The v4 displays a more asymmetrical design than the v5. Apart from this, everything else has remained the same.

Similar shoes you can check

Bontrager SSR. This pair is marketed as a multisport shoe, as it can be used for casual, indoor, and leisure mountain biking. This makes it similar to the Pearl Izumi All-Road v5 shoe.

However, the SSR employs a traditional lace-up closure with lace tucks, which is recommended to cyclists who love the retro look of laces.

Pearl Izumi All-Road v5 heel part with label

Giro Carbide R II. This shoe is an entry-level MTB shoe that has mostly the same features as the All-Road v5 - from triple Velcro straps to SPD cleats and nylon composite soles. Both models could be used for the same activities mentioned above.

The only significant difference is that the Carbide R II offers slots for additional toe spikes for enhanced traction.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 300g / Women 270g
Use: Road, Indoor
Cleat design: 2 holes, Flat
Closure: Velcro
Features: SPD, Recessed cleats
Material: Synthetic, Nylon composite sole
BRAND Brand: Pearl Izumi

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Author
Rhys Smith
Rhys Smith

Rhys is an expert in all things cycling and bicycles who at a young age pursued the dream of becoming a professional cyclist by racing for a French and then Belgian road racing team at the Elite level. He is heavily involved in the cycling scene and runs one of Australia’s highest-rated online bicycle parts stores. He’s THE expert when it comes to testing cycling shoes.