DESIGN STORY 25: Pearl Izumi X-Project PRO

Named “Editor’s Pick” by Outdoor Gear Lab, the X-Project 1.0 was hailed as the top-end mountain bike shoe in the Pearl Izumi range. Given this expert approval and widespread rider popularity, the design challenge in the next iteration was to make the best even better.

The resulting Pearl Izumi X-Project PRO is a versatile mountain bike shoe that boldly blurs the line between your typical cross-country, enduro and/or downhill footwear. See the process ideation and final X-Project PRO product in the design story below.

PEARL IZUMI X-PROJECT PRO IDEATION

PEARL IZUMI X-PROJECT PRO FINAL DESIGN