Run through the mud or shred trails in the Pearl Izumi X Project 3. 0 Mountain Bike Shoes. Built to ride hard but still be comfortable off the bike, these shoes feature a stiff carbon fiber plate in the sole for efficient power transfer with just a hint of engineered flex for easier walking. They're also finished with co molded rubber lugs for traction in the dirt, on concrete, or across granite boulders. A buckle closure secures the top of the foot, with its strap angled to conform against your foot and eliminate pinching. Two hook and loop straps across the midfoot and toe box provide exceptional adjustability for a customized fit every time you clip in. Pearl incorporates EVA foam at the heel to absorb impact in hike a bike situations, helping to keep your feet comfortable through all day trail adventures.