MEET the X-ALP Launch

The first flat pedal shoe designed to handle the abuse of all-mountain riding to give you the confidence, control and comfort you need for all-day riding. This extremely lightweight shoe uses a premium dual compound Vibram Megagrip sole for instant pedal engagement combined with long wearing rubber at the toe and heel. Seamless bonded upper construction delivers unmatched comfort and lightweight durability for hours of riding.

Power to the Pedals
More riders than ever before are choosing to ride flat pedals. When we looked at what’s currently available, we saw an opportunity to deliver something unique. Our new X-ALP Launch provides great pedal traction with a lighter weight and more durable package.

High-Tech Shoes for Low Tech Pedals

The biggest innovation is our dual compound sole, which we developed in partnership with Vibram®. It uses the soft Megagrip compound in the pedal zone, with special siping, so pedal pins can really sink in for exceptional grip. At the toe and heel, a more durable Vibram® compound is used, which not only adds to the life of the shoe but also reduces weight.

The upper is fully bonded, to eliminate stitching, for a great fit and to boost durability. We know that a lot of good things happen on a ride when you’re not clipped into the pedals. These shoes embrace that venture.

Buy X-ALP Launch
Pro Leader III

Men's X-ALP Launch

Black / Shadow Grey

Pro Leader III

Women's X-ALP Launch

Smoked Pearl / Monument

Performance for the Platform

Our partnership with Vibram® began because riders were pushing our shoes harder than ever before. Shoes like the X-ALP line make it possible to hike long sections of trail comfortably, encouraging riders to push further and tackle more technical terrain.

If you prefer to ride clipped in with a platform pedal, the X-ALP Launch SPD features the same dual compound sole, with a ¾ shank for added stiffness. Both shoes provide a fresh take on one of the hottest trends in trail riding.


  • Bonded Seamless Upper
  • Reinforced toe cap for added protection
  • Traditional lace closure for a precise fit and comfort
  • EVA Midsole for excellent shock absorption
  • Vibram dual density zonal outsole compounds
Pearl Izumi - fluorescent colors

Less is More

Meet the PEARL iZUMi X-ALP® Launch. Designed in collaboration with Vibram® and incorporating 1:1™ Next-Step technology, the Launch features a dual compound sole like no other. Giving riders soft, sticky rubber under the pedal interface, with added siping to let those pedal pins dig right in. And durable traction lugs at the toe and heel for hike-a-bike-ability.
Lace up a pair. And get out there.