It isn’t often that we get the chance to offer a long term review along side of a first look of a new product, but that’s exactly what has happened with the Pearl Izumi X-Project 1.0. We first got a chance to check out the shoes right around a year ago when we attended their launch in Laguna Beach. After returning home with an early sample of the neon green slippers, they were on my feet most of the Summer. While we were putting them through the paces, Pearl Izumi was busy working out the details with their ground breaking lightened outsole with a co-injected rubber tread from an Italian hiking boot manufacturer. As often happens in the manufacturing world, this took longer than expected which caused the delay in shipping.
Fast forward a year, and the production versions of the X-Project are shipping. Is the X-Project as good as they claim? Find out after the break.