- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
These are great bike shoes! I did not really think of Pearl Izumi as a maker of bike shoes but these are the best I have owned. They are on the narrow side which is good for my feet. I wear men’s 10.5 and the 44.5 fit perfectly. Beyond the sizing, these shoes are great for 4 reasons: the two “boa” wheels give me extra ability to tighten to fit my feet perfectly. Having the boas on the top of the shoe is much better than the side which I tend to occasional wack into rocks on technical rides (e.g. Mr. Toad’s off Tahoe rim Trail). The soles are firm but not rock hard like the Sedi, which is much more comfortable for several hour rides but still very efficient, and the tread on the bottom of the soles is excellent for the tough rides with hike-a-bike climbs. I tried the Scott, Shimano and Sedi shoes - the Pearls are a winner!