The Pearl Izumi Women's X-Road Fuel II MTB Cycling Shoes combines the award winning styling with the versatility of the cycle specific x-road bottom. It has a rubber lugged outsole for superior traction and durability and a SKYDEX® heel crash pad for excellent off-the-bike shock absorption. The X-road Nylon plate delivers great pedaling stability, and transfer of power. A built in lace garage eliminates drivetrain interference. This shoe is a great accessory for any ride.