Combining the comfort of sneakers with the pedaling efficiency of cycling shoes, Pearl Izumi's versatile X-Alp Drift III shoes are ready for every adventure. Their quick-drying, highly breathable mesh uppers provide excellent ventilation to keep you dry and comfy on even hot summer rides. There are grippy outsoles with a flexible forefoot and stiff pedaling plates inside for the ultimate combination of traction when you're walking and pedaling efficiency when you're riding. Plus, the Drift IIIs boast a quick-lacing system for a great fit and feel and easy on/off and also rubber toe caps for extra protection and durability.
In order to mount your pedal cleats to your shoes (cleats are included with new pedals and sold separately), the cleats and shoes must have matching bolt patterns.
There are four cleat configurations found on cycling shoes (diagram): SPD-R, Look/SPD-SL, SPD and Speedplay. Road shoes feature one, two or even three of these. Off-road shoes usually use the SPD pattern. If you're unsure which cleats your shoes require, please ask us. We're here to help!