Another Pearl Izumi first, the X Road extends the on and off the bike versatility of our award winning X Alp technology from off road to pavement. Now you can pedal with ease but still walk, shop, or grab a coffee. X Road nylon plate delivers great pedaling stability, power and efficiency with off the bike comfort and walk ability. Blown rubber lugged outsole for superior traction and durability. SKYDEX heel crash pad for excellent off the bike shock absorption. Flexible forefoot and a running shoe beveled heel. Low cut construction for a light, fast fit and feel. Quick drying, highly breathable meshsynthetic upper.