Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch SPD

Noah Bodman reviews the Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch SPD for Blister

When it comes to bike shoes, there are plenty of burly skate-style shoes that sacrifice pedaling performance, and a lot of pedal-oriented shoes that look out of place anywhere except on the bike. In between those two categories sits the Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch SPD, and it’s definitely worth a look for riders looking for some of the best of both worlds.