They say style doesn't fade, and PEARL iZUMi's new shoes prove it
You've probably heard the phrase 'fashions fade, but style is eternal', and maybe that has something to do with the resurgence in popularity of lace-up bike shoes over the last few years. Now PEARL iZUMi have released some modern throwbacks in the shape of the Tour shoes, lace-up classics made from the smartest modern technology designed to give riders everywhere the best of both worlds.
With a Nylon composite sole using the 1:1 Composite Power Plate tech - that adds a carbon fibre insert under the forefoot for improved power transfer - the shoes are designed to be stiff enough that you won't feel flex, but comfortable enough to ride in all day. Plus they're compatible with two or three-bolt cleats, so you can use them on or off-road and gravel ride in style.
If you're not a fan of the punchy red laces they come with a replacement set of black in the box as well, so you can even go with one red and one black if you want to stretch the boundaries of good taste...
PEARL have also made the upper seamless, which helps it conform perfectly to the shape of your foot giving a comfortable and secure closure, and the beauty of laces is that you can fine tune the fit until your heart's content, making it as tight or loose as you want in the places you need it.
Plus, at 270g per shoe they're pretty light and the best part of all might be the price: £119.99. Lace-up shoes that won't break the bank. What more could you want?