When bicycling, hiking or walking, you'll be more comfortable and efficient in Pearl Izumi's versatile X-Alp Seek IV Shoes. These sweet shoes feature running shoe uppers constructed from light, quick-drying and breathable synthetic fabric with full laces for a custom fit. They also boast dual-density EVA outsoles/midsoles with firmer EVA plates under your cleats for pedaling efficiency. Beveled heels facilitate easy walking and their lugged soles grip great on all surfaces.
My last clipless system was a Time ZXS with Bontrager silver series carbon shoes. I found the shoes uncomfortable not only on the bike but (due to the inflexibility of the sole and the protruding ZXS cleat system) almost impossible to walk in. The X Alp shoe is comfortable both clipped and off the bike, Good traction, reasonably cool, and a pleasure to walk in with the Speedplay cleats. Recommend this shoe and moreover this shoe and clip[less system wholeheartedly.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend