DESIGN STORY 19: Pearl Izumi X-Alp Drift 4
The Pearl Izumi X-Alp Drift family is a dynamic mountain biking shoe that combines the performance, comfort and versatility of a high-end mountain biking shoe with the ventilation of a sport sandal. Designed for ultimate comfort with or without socks, this hybrid model has always been the perfect tool for hot or wet rides alike, so the newest generation would need to maintain that signature comfort, while also maximizing the breathable benefits and minimizing the bulky materials responsible for adding needless weight.
X-ALP DRIFT 4 IDEATION
For an environment as diverse as the mountain, the next generation of the @pearlizumiofficial X-Alp Drift needed to be a dynamic mountain biking shoe that could comfortably handle hot and/or wet rides alike. #ghostworks #invisibleforce #cultureofgear #IDsketching #footweardesign #conceptkicks #pearlizumi #mountainbiking
X-ALP DRIFT 4 FINAL DESIGN
Designed for ultimate comfort with or without socks, the @pearlizumiofficial X-Alp Drift 4 is a lightweight mountain bike shoe with a quick-dry and breathable mesh upper that won’t weigh down with water, an EVA running shoe foam at the midsole for all-day comfort and a sturdy fiberglass injected composite shank that delivers power to the pedals. #ghostworks #invisibleforce #cultureofgear #footweardesign #pearlizumi #mountainbiking
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