Pearl Izumi's Women's X-Project 3.0 MTB Shoes are ready to hit the trail and perfect for cyclocross, too! For unrivaled comfort riding, hiking and running, they boast supportive and durable uppers with excellent ventilation, EVA foam heel pads for cushioning, seamless toe boxes that flex just right, and Pearl's 1:1 Anatomic P.R.O. triple strap closures for achieving the ultimate fit and feel. And, for top performance, there are unidirectional carbon plates inside the soles that maximize your pedaling power while flexing enough for comfortable walking and running, too. You also get grippy rubber treads laid over hollow lugs for exceptional traction with no weight penalty.
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!