Step up your game in the Pearl Izumi Men's Elite RD IV Shoes. Weighing in at a claimed 265g, these shoes are a few grams heavier than Pearl's top end P. R. O. Leader III but come with a significantly reduced price tag. With a stiff carbon sole and comfortable upper, they strike an ideal balance for races and long training rides alike. Pearl fashions the Elite RD IV with a fully bonded upper featuring a seamless interior that conforms to your foot while reducing pressure points and hot spots. The shoe fastens with a bi directional, micro adjustable Boa reel across the top, and its wide anchor points evenly distribute pressure across the upper. This particular type of Boa closure pulls the wire with equal tension on each side of the shoe, uniformly tightening the cable instead of pulling excessively from one side. A hook and loop strap spans the forefoot for additional adjustability and customization of fit. Underfoot, Pearl's ELITE 1:1 Power Plate sole incorporates stiff, unidirectional carbon for efficient power transfer. Direct Vent technology allows cooling airflow on hot days and water drainage in the event of an unexpected rainstorm. To cap it off, the Elite RD comes with replaceable heel bumpers to extend the lifetime of the shoe.