Pearl Izumi's X-Project 3.0 MTB Shoes are ready to hit the trail and perfect for cyclocross, too! For unrivaled comfort riding, hiking and running, they boast supportive and durable uppers with excellent ventilation, EVA foam heel pads for cushioning, seamless toe boxes that flex just right, and Pearl's 1:1 Anatomic P.R.O. triple strap closures for achieving the ultimate fit and feel. And, for top performance, there are unidirectional carbon plates inside the soles that maximize your pedaling power while flexing enough for comfortable walking and running, too. You also get grippy rubber treads laid over hollow lugs for exceptional traction with no weight penalty.