The Pearl Izumi Men's X-Alp Gravel Bike Shoes are great for gravel riding as it combines attributes of both road and mountain shoes. These shoes are equally at home on gravel, XC trails or all-day adventures. Pearl Izumi has added technology from the X-Project so that neither walkability nor pedaling stiffness suffer. These shoes have an upper made from a durable 1-piece synthetic leather with added perforations to let feet breathe. These shoes feature a single L6 BOA closure that provides equal pressure across the instep while an extra toe protection helps with errant stones and any extended or uphill hikes. The X-Alp Gravel shoes are equipped with a short EVA insert at the heel that provides noticeable vibration damping to reduce fatigue on longer rides over rough roads. Go from the trail to the road and back with the Pearl Izumi Men's X-Alp Gravel Bike Shoes!