Pearl Izumi Elite III review

Pearl Izumi Elite III
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The super-stiff, full-carbon sole also features three large vents to keep feet cool and racers happy, along with a durable double heel grip making them equally ideal for commuters or sportive riders. www.madison.co.uk

Reasons to buy
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    Comfortable

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    Durable

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Not much

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If you're after a shoe that's as subtle as it is supple, the Elite III has both boxes ticked.

The soft, one-piece leather upper with its classy matte finish provides a wide-ish fit and is comfortable from the off without any break-in period required. The wide range of adjustment, quality ratchet and strong Velcro straps ensure a snug fit.

We were advised by the importer to go up a size but actually found Pearl Izumi's sizing to be spot-on. Taking the extra size into account, the all-up weight is impressive and right on target at this price.

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