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Pearl Izumi Pro Leader v4 Road Shoe
Pearl Izumi Pro Leader v4 Road Shoe
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Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Leader v4 Road Shoe

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The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Leader v4 Road Shoe is an ultra lightweight shoe that is designed for pro-level performance and cloudlike comfort. Featuring a lightweight upper and super-stiff sole, these pro-level shoes are capable of conquering the steepest climbs and out sprinting the competition with the highest comfort and the utmost efficiency.

Marking the lightest, stiffest, and most breathable offering from Pearl Izumi yet, the upper features a high-tech seamless construction due to Pearl's advanced 3-layer Seamless Composite Upper technology. With the new 1:1 Zero Distraction Upper Fit, the shoe minimizes discomfort by avoiding the soft tissue over the top of the foot, while the asymmetric dual IP-1 Boa® reels work with the bi-directional closure to wrap around the foot, providing a semi-custom fit for secure foot retention. While down below 1:1 Integrated Carbon Power Plate provides feather-light stiffness and a 5mm stack height allows for a powerful, efficient pedal stroke, even while cornering.


Features:

  • 1:1 Zero Distraction Upper Fit prevents foot discomfort by avoiding the soft tissue over the top of the foot.
  • Advanced 3-Layer Seamless Composite Upper offers exceptional breathability and an adaptive fit.
  • Unibody construction eliminates traditional lasting board for super-low 5mm stack height.Zonal Bi-directional Closure wraps around the foot providing a semi-custom fit.
  • Dual Boa IP1 reels allow 1 mm micro-adjustability for secure, comfortable foot retention.
  • 1:1 Integrated Carbon Power Plate delivers feather-light stiffness.
  • 1:1 Insole System allows independent left and right arch support for optimal pedaling mechanics.
  • Claimed weight: 265 grams.
  • Compatible with 3-bolt road cleats.
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Reviewed 6/8/2018
by Mark A
Cycling Enthusiast
Princeton, NJ
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First impressions - a good shoe but not elite

I wore out a favorite pair of Specialized Expert shoes and replaced them with a mid-grade Garneau that was hurting the sides of my feet and provided little to no arch support.

I took a close look at PI as I pretty much standardize on their bib short for long rides. This model was positioned as an elite offering. There is much to like but I do have some gripes.

I like the double BOAs, and the fact they can be adjusted with dial action in either clockwise direction WITHOUT having to pop them off. I also love the arch support that comes with the shoe - they provide several pieces which you can slip into the sole. The ventilation is also very good. Decent stiffness. No hot spots or pinching like I was getting in the LGs.

What is awkward is the material used for the shoe. It's not a natural leather - not even sure what it is but after several hundred miles it still feels as though they have not broken in. That said, I have ridden in rain a couple of times and noted the material does hold up well in that regard. Perhaps a trade-off I will better appreciate down the road.

Overall, I am happy with the shoe but will continue to monitor the material's stiffness (conform to my foot).

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Review for Pearl Izumi Men's P.R.O. Leader III Road Shoe
Reviewed 1/6/2017
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
San Francisco Bay Area
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Stiff, light, easy adjustment

Recreational road riding. Like the double twist adjustment. Order one size larger than regular shoe size.

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Review for Pearl Izumi Men's P.R.O. Leader III Road Shoe
Reviewed 11/6/2016
by Rich K
Cycling Enthusiast
NJ
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
GREAT Shoe

As the other reviews have stated, this is a really comfortable shoe. I have had mine for over 5 months and I ride 4-5 days per week in the summer months and now 2 times per week. I still average 75-100 miles per week. They are very well vented and your feet do not over heat even in the extreme heat we had in the central east coast this summer. The BOA system works very well. Having the adjustment on top instead of on the side as others makes adjusting on the fly easy. My feet tend to swell a little an hr. or two into a ride. As soon as my foot starts to go numb I simply turn the BOA 1 or 2 clicks and the foot is fine. I sometimes forget that I have bike shoes on, they are that comfortable. I have not had any other high end shoes to compare them too so the 4 star rating on value is strictly subjective. I love these shoes.

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Review for Pearl Izumi Men's P.R.O. Leader III Road Shoe
Reviewed 9/9/2016
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Santa Cruz Coast, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Outstanding road shoes!!

I've been a cyclist for 25 years, mountain and road, and these are the most comfortable shoes I've ever had!! They take a bit of getting used to, adjustments are sensitive, but I was able to get them dialed in after my second ride. I've put 150 miles on them so far and, again, they're pretty amazing.

Pay attention though The Pearl Izumi website warns that they run small and to buy them 12 size bigger than you've been comfortable with. That is very true, but if you have paid attention, you'll be happily surprised.

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Review for Pearl Izumi Men's P.R.O. Leader III Road Shoe
Reviewed 9/3/2016
by David
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Awesome road shoe

I agree with everything in the previous review. Amazingly comfortable. The fabric just pulls across your feet smoothly and uniformly. Definitely improves my lift. I just want to add some remarks about the BOA system (which is not unique to Pearl Izumi btw). The dials are bi-directional (unlike the Techno 1s on my old Sidis). And most importantly are easy to tweak while you're riding. So if you feet swell, no problem. And they quick release when you pull them up, so you are out of your shoe as fast as you can pull the shoes off. For a state-of-the-art shoe, I think they're reasonably priced.

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Review for Pearl Izumi Men's P.R.O. Leader III Road Shoe
Reviewed 5/19/2016
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Chicago, IL
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent shoe, super easy to get in and out of with BOA's.

I absolutely love these shoes. They have a sole stiffness rating of 13, so they are perfect for racing - super stiff. The BOA's make getting the shoe on and off a breeze. Without cleats, these showed 262g without cleats for my size 44's. I tried on some Giro Empire SLX's, and they fit good, but did not quite fit as well as these did (although they weighed in at 198g). I elected to go with the slightly heavier Pearl's because they just fit so well. These shoes come with a couple of different sizing wedges. The instructions don't tell you, but there are a couple of pockets where you slide the wedges, from the side, inside of the insoles (I only figured it out after watching a youTube review).

The heel pad is replaceable, as the bolts are accessible from the inside of the shoe. It comes with a bag, although it isn't quite as cool as the one that Giro provides.

I wear a 43.5 in Northwaves, and in these I took a 44.

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Reviewed 4/30/2018
by ekakki
Cycling Enthusiast
san francisco, ca
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race shoes

light, stiff, high perfoamnce, comfortable. fancy looking soul. every watts go into these pair its worth a watts

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