Pearl Izumi Peak XC
Use: Trail runs
Break-in Period: none
Weight: 180 lbs
Price Paid: $129
I race in Xterra Tri's and have used the Salomon XA Pro's for the last few years. I decided to give these a shot to mix it up. They are extremely light and fantastic for your interval runs on a treadmill or road.
As soon as I got onto trails that involved scrambling, climbing and downhills I felt like I was going to bust right out of them. Minimal lateral support was the problem (in my opinion). This does not make for an aggressive trail running shoe that involves dodging rocks, negotiating scree or any sort of side to side movement.
Again, great for your basic road runs or treadmill sessions.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
When the trail calls, you will be ready. Built for the runner looking for a lightweight, neutral running shoe, the Pearl Izumi Peak XC Trail Running Shoe for Men offers long run comfort thanks to a SKYDEX heel and forefoot pad and a seamless upper with a secure 360deg lacing system. Designed for the unpredictable conditions of trail running, the Peak XC Trail Shoe offers excellent protection from rocks and roots and features a trail-specific outsole for maximum traction and durability.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
Racing and training across miles of trails can be hard on your feet. Employ the Pearl Izumi Men's Peak XC Trail Running Shoes to cover your feet with bruise-protection plates and heel crash pads. Thanks to their lightweight construction and mesh uppers, you won't feel like you're running with solid crash-pads tied to your feet either. High-Rebound propulsion pads add cushioning while you run, plates in the forefeet of the Peak XC Shoes help protect the bottom of your feet, and flex grooves provide smooth bends.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Off-road speed and performance. Specifically engineered for use in racing and training distances ranging from 5k to Marathon, this lightweight trail shoe offers excellent protection, cushioning and durability without extra ounces. High Rebound SKYDEX forefoot propulsion pad with SKYDEX heel crash pad. High abrasion seamless mesh construction Forefoot stone bruise protection plate and flex grooves for a smooth, efficient ride SKYDEX Heel crash pad Full carbon rubber outsole for maximum traction and durability High performance dual density EVA insole 360 degree reflectivity Weight - Size 10 9.0oz/255g.
- Campmor refers to the men's version