Pearl Izumi syncroGUIDE

1 review
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This isn't a trail runner, but it's great on the pavement.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Use: Road running
Break-in Period: None
Weight: 13 oz.
Price Paid: $95

This isn't a trail runner, but it's great on the pavement. I run on a dirt levy from time to time. My only concern when I do is that the Guides have a wide channel under the heel that picks up fairly sizeable pebbles. That's annoying.

But overall, I love this shoe. It's out-of-the-box comfortable. I'm on my second pair (I ground my first pair into oblivion). I'm a big runner, so I have knee concerns. The Guide provides enough cushioning that I've never had serious knee issues, even when I've pushed my mileage. I bought the Guides after going through two pairs of Kayanos. I'll take the Guide every time.

The upper is covered with a reflective seamless mesh that looks great, but on my first pair, this mesh started to rip immediately. I called Pearl, they exchanged them, and I've had no trouble with either pair after that.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

CLOSEOUTS . Combining moderate stability features with exceptional cushioning and support, the Pearl Izumi Syncro Guide running shoe is ideal for runners with slightly flatter arches. SyncroFrame endo-skeletal support system Breathable Air Mesh uppers Skydex(R) heel cushioning Removable OrthoLite(R) footbed High-traction PI carbon rubber outsole Reflective accents for visibility Weight: 1 lb. 13 oz. pr. Medium width CLOSEOUTS . China.

- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version

• Breathable, seamless upper with integrated, reflective webbing support. Super-soft, non-stretch microfiber suede lining holds the foot securely. • Full foot Syncro S stability frame provides solid guidance and support for light to significant pronation needs. • Skydex forefoot and heel components provide exceptional shock absorption and energy return.

- Massey's Outfitters refers to the men's version

Pearl Izumi syncroGUIDE


The syncroGUIDE has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$67.95 - $89.99

The Pearl Izumi syncroGUIDE is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen August 1, 2008 at Sierra Trading Post.

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