Pearl Izumi Select Road III cycling shoes review

The Pearl Izumi Select Road IIIs may not be the greatest looking pair of shoes, but can they offer a bit more out on the road.

Pearl Izumi Select Road III cycling shoes
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Pearl Izumi Select Road IIIs are a great entry level pair of shoes at a competitive price point. The sole could be stiffer, but this does mean that these are very comfortable for longer rides.

Reasons to buy
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    Plenty of adjustability thanks to three Velcro straps

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    SPD-compatible sole

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    Syntehtic leather upper is easy to clean

Reasons to avoid
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    Composite sole could be stiffer

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With ‘1:1 Anatomic closing’ and a ‘Select 1:1 Power plate’, the Pearl Izumi Select Road IIIs are certainly laden with plenty of marketing spiel to raise both eyebrows and expectations. But thankfully my high expectations were met out on the road as these shoes offered both performance and comfort.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.