PEARL iZUMi has transformed its road collection for 2019 with new styles, colors and patterns. With a refocus on sleek design, the new road collection is like nothing PEARL iZUMi has ever created. That includes the launch of its first-ever lace-up road shoes with the women’s Sugar Road and men’s Tour Road.
Combining a simple, classic look with modern technology, the Women’s Sugar Road and Men’s Tour Road ($130) aim to provide performance, style and comfort. The flexibility to have a three bolt SPD-SL or two bolt SPD cleat set up makes the shoes an excellent choice for year-round riders or weekend warriors. The carbon cleat plate offers performance that is rare at this price level.
“Our mantra for this season was simplify to amplify,” said Michael Thompson, Global Category Manager for PEARL iZUMi. “We challenged ourselves to make it easy for riders to create great looking outfits, from head to toe. You’ll find that the sleek, minimalist look of the new Sugar and Tour road shoes compliment the new apparel silhouettes we’re introducing in Spring.”
The Sugar and Tour Road combine the classic look of a lace up shoe with modern sole technology. These road shoes provide performance at a value. 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 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 subtle style.
The Sugar and Tour shoes are available now at www.pearlizumi.com.