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Anybody tried the new Pearl Izumi shoes?(5 posts)

Anybody tried the new Pearl Izumi shoes?root down
Apr 3, 2002 12:17 PM
It's time for some new shoes, and the new Pearl Izumi shoes look pretty sweet. Anyone have an expereice/opinions on them? Thanks.
re: Anybody tried the new Pearl Izumi shoes?jtolleson
Apr 3, 2002 3:18 PM
I tried 'em on for kicks and liked the roominess (I have Fred Flintstone Feet). The carbon soled models seemed particularly promising. I thought they were U-G-L-Y, but who buys bike shoes for the looks?
Those brown suede mountain shoes look niceAlex-in-Evanston
Apr 4, 2002 6:58 AM
I could wear those when running errands in posh areas of the North Shore.

Honestly tho - I do feel ridiculous wearing my blue carnac mtb shoes to the grocery store. Those Pearls look more inconspicuous.

Very comfyAFred
Apr 3, 2002 5:35 PM
I bought the version with the plastic sole because I could not bring myself to fork over the extra $$ for carbon fiber to scrape along the pavement. The PI's are kinda hideous looking, but they are without a doubt the most comfortable cycling shoe I have ever worn. I don't like Sidis or Northwaves because of the extra mounting plate. The Nike Poggio is a great looking pair, but they don't seem to fit right. My Diadoras are okay, but don't come close to the comfort of the PI's. Give them a try.
re: Anybody tried the new Pearl Izumi shoes?DrSchu
Apr 4, 2002 12:06 PM
Just got them...very nice especially if you have wide duck feet like mine.