Pearl Izumi Vortex II Shoes

4/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $120.00

Product Description

• Nylon I-Beam construction for lightweight and stiffness.
• Aggressive tread with tacky gripping surface traction and durability in wet and dry conditions
• Combination closure system with a power ratchet at the instep and secure Velcro closure at the forefoot.
• Single layer mesh construction for breathability.
• Reflective heel and toe inserts for visibility.
• EVA comfort footbed.
• Compatible with most clipless pedal systems.

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by eayste a Cross Country Rider from South Dakota

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2009

Strengths:    They fit my wide feet nicely. Stiff sole.

Weaknesses:    The ratcheting device gets tall grass stuck in it. Always need to tighten it on rides.

Bottom Line:   
I am surprised they have lasted as long as they did for what I put them through. The inside is starting to fall apart but the exterior is holding up well. Other than having to tighten the shoes during rides the shoe has been a solid performer.
The bottom is a little slippery on wet root and rocks but it has a nice stiff sole.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything with Singletrack

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   Spoke-n-Sport

Similar Products Used:   Sidi Dominator Megas , Lake Fat Cats, Shimano

Bike Setup:   Giant Trance XO

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Alan a Cross Country Rider from Toronto, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2007

Strengths:    Simple design, easy fit

Weaknesses:    poor tung design, weak support

Bottom Line:   
Simple shoes for people with irregular feet. I still prefer SIDI or even Specialized over this. Side support is just too weak and its cheap. There is also no side support at all so don't walk.

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Favorite Trail:   Albion Hills

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   D'Ornellas

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Sport Comp, Shimano SPD

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Chameleon custom, Time ATAC Carbon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Logan a Cross Country Rider from Provo, UT, USA

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2007

Strengths:    Comfortable, Interchangeable toe cleats, ratcheting anchor, easy to clean

Weaknesses:    none, perfect design!

Bottom Line:   
Great product, had alot of trouble with other shoes cutting off circulation to my toes. these are perfect, no problems, great for long rides and comfortable to leave on during breaks. great "i-beam" stay on bottom for pedal efficency. excellent design

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $49.00

Purchased At:   Pearl Izumi Outlet

Similar Products Used:   Shimano SH-M121, Diadora Team Racer MTB

Bike Setup:   Cannon Rush 800 Lefty, SRAM x0's and x7's all around, allmountain

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