Review: Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch

Pearl Izumi continues to develop its mountain-bike lineup by adding a flat-pedal shoe.

The women’s X-ALP Launch is a stylish and lightweight sneaker that, despite its looks, is ready for the abuse of a full day on the trail.

Vibram soles grab the pins of the pedals instantly, delivering the right amount of power to your strokes.

With reinforced toes and heels, you’ll be riding in these for years.