amydshoesPearl Izumi, manufacturer of performance cycling footwear and apparel, committed to helping the Amy D. Foundation at Interbike 2016, and in doing so will donate the proceeds of a special edition cycling shoe to the foundation.

Only 200 pairs of the special edition X-Project shoes will be made for the giving back mission. $100 from each sale will go to Amy D. Foundation. There will also be fundraiser jerseys and shorts on the Pearl Izumi website, with 50 percent of those sales being donated.

This will be the first update to the revolutionary X-Project sole platform since its introduction in 2013. The change further improves on industry-leading hikability and traction, without compromising pedaling efficiency.

The foundation was founded in remembrance of Amy Alison Dombroski, who passed away at age 26 while training abroad in Belgium. She was a cyclist with U23 National Championship titles in road, mountain and cyclocross

“We are proud to support The Amy D. Foundation and their mission to empower young women and help others follow their passions,” said Andrew Hammond, global brand manager, Pearl Izumi. “Amy truly inspired as an athlete and a person and we are excited to launch this shoe that will help other young women follow in Amy’s footsteps.”

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