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    Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch Ride/Run MTB SPD Shoe Review

    Heya guys, so after a couple of years my Shimano m182's were starting to fall apart. I figured it was time to give a hybrid Ride/Run MTB shoe a go.

    Bottom line for me: while the X-Alp Launch doesn't match the outright performance of a dedicated cycling shoe, it's still pretty darn good with its own distinctive feel and off the bike it's stellar fun. It's definitely a MTB shoe that can be worn all day for epic on and off bike adventures.

    Full review, pics etc at Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch Review | Digital Hippie

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    Spot on review, man. I just got mine a few months ago - lime green too. Coming from the carbon soled X-Alp PRO (which I still use), the flex during pedalling is noticeable but it's a reasonable tradeoff for the comfort and walkability. A very comfortable shoe. What size do you order and what size is your Shimano shoe?

    Thanks for the review.

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    hey thanks ACMI.

    I had read that the X-Alps tended to be small for their size, but just went ahead and ordered the size I take in pretty much all shoes - 42 - and the fit is good, maybe fractionally smaller compared to other shoes but so little it doesn't matter.

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    Awesome. I like your site. I'll be checking it out from time to time.

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