Just in time for the holidays, Pearl Izumi releases their first-ever lace-up road shoes — the women’s Sugar Road and the men’s Tour Road. With a sleek, minimalist look and colorful laces, the new road shoes are sure to be a hit with all those style-conscious roadies.
Combining a simple, classic look with modern technology, the women’s Sugar Road and men’s Tour Road provide style and comfort without skimping on performance. The road cycling shoes combine the classic look of a lace up shoe with modern sole technology. Pearl Izumi’s supportive nylon composite sole integrates a stiff carbon plate at the ball of the foot to maximize power transfer, with the flexibility to run either two bolt SPDs or three bolt SPD-SL cleats.
The fully bonded seamless upper construction creates a slipper-like fit that is highly adjustable thanks to the traditional lacing system. An additional set of laces is included in the box so you can choose to add a pop of color or opt for a more subtle style. A lace lock provides a safe place to stash your laces to keep them free of your drivetrain.
The cycling shoes weigh just eight ounces for a size 40 and retail for $130. The Sugar Road and Tour Road are available now from the Pearl Izumi website. Let’s just say these have already been added to my Christmas wish list.