Pearl Izumi X Project Elite MTB Shoes Review

Kevin Fonger

If there's an activity or sport, I'll generally try it at least once. My main activities include running, hiking, skiing, cycling, camping, backpacking, and pretty much anything else you can think of. I love writing product reviews as I like helping people find the right gear so they will enjoy their activity that much more.

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2 Responses

  1. Dan says:

    I know you did this review a while ago, but figured I’d ask. I see you used these in Moab. How would you rate the hikeability of these shoes? More importantly, how are these when the shit hits the fan and you need to drop a foot to recover? Are they sticky enough to catch a grip? Or are they still more XC stiff and more the likely the foot will just bounce off or skid off a rock?

  2. Kevin Fonger says:

    Hi Dan, the outsole rubber does a pretty good job at holding on to smooth rock and dry trails. They don’t have much in the way of lugs, which makes them not as effective when hiking a bike in muddy conditions. I just rode with the shoes yesterday and still love them.

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