DESIGN STORY 14: Pearl Izumi Pro Leader 3
The Pearl Izumi Pro Leader family has long been the brand’s most prized road riding experience, so implementing improvement would be no easy feat. Already boasting a bi-directional Boa closure system, an ultra light-weight power web technology upper and an advanced carbon fiber plate, this already low profile performance piece would require some constructional innovations in order to justify the title of Pro Leader 3.
PEARL IZUMI PRO LEADER [IDEATION]:
As one of the staples in the @pearlizumiofficial line up, the Pro Leader II was already finely tuned and carrying an astonishingly low weight — so, when given the chance to help improve upon the fan-favorite cycling shoe (v.III), we chose to look at its construction, as a way to save some weight but improve much function. #ghostworks #invisibleforce #cultureofgear #footweardesign #idsketches #cyclingshoes #roadracing
PEARL IZUMI PRO LEADER [FINAL PRODUCT]:
Debuted today at #Interbike2015, the brand new @pearlizumiofficial Pro Leader III is a premium road cycling shoe with an unconventional assembly structure, providing an unparalleled fit. By wrapping the lower edges of the upper down and around the bottom of the carbon fiber plate and securely fastening it to the foot with a dual Boa cable system, this high performance racing shoe is slightly lighter than before (235g), but provides a snug, low-profile fit that equates to a low stack height and maximal power transfer. #ghostworks #invisibleforce #cultureofgear #footweardesign #cycling #cyclingshoes
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