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Mens Pearl Izumi syncroFuel XC Trail Running Shoe

Men's Pearl Izumi syncroFuel XC

Item #PZI220
MSRP:$109.99
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Men's PEARL IZUMI® SYNCROFUEL™ XC :: A high-performance trail running shoe based on the highly anticipated road model, the men's Pearl Izumi® syncroFuel™ XC is designed for fast off-road training or trail racing. Enjoy comfy cushioning, mild pronation and grippy traction in one of the lightest trail running shoes out there. 10.9 ounces

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STABILITY [?]
Runners with average arch height looking for a blend of cushioning and support can't go wrong with Stability shoes. Get a smooth transition from heel strike to toe off. Enjoy a well-guided stride and perfect arch support to keep you going for miles. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • High rebound SKYDEX® forefoot propulsion pad: For long lasting cushioning
  • SKYDEX® heel crash pad: Delivers more miles of protection and cushioned comfort
  • Dual density EVA insole: For increased arch support
  • Forefoot flex grooves: For a smooth, efficient ride
  • 'Full blown rubber outsole with carbon rubber crash pad: For enhanced durability
  • High abrasion seamless race upper with hybrid mesh combination
  • 1/2 length medial side syncro Stability frame
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Mens Pearl Izumi syncroFuel XC Trail Running Shoe
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (8)
  • Cushions impact (7)
  • Arch support (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Good traction (5)

Cons

  • Poor traction (3)

Best Uses

  • Trail running (8)
  • Mixed terrain (5)
  • Road running (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

This trail shoe rocks!

By Timpers

from Boulder, CO

Pros

  • Cool looking
  • Nice amount of stability
  • Seamless upper
  • Snug midfoot fit

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dirt path running
    • Trail running

    Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncroFuel XC Trail Running Shoe:

    I love this shoe for fast and light trail running. The fit and feel is great and the forefoot roll is smooth.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Out of Box Race

    By Run Mts

    from St. George, Utah

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Traction

    Best Uses

    • Trail Running

    Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncroFuel XC Trail Running Shoe:

    I took the shoes out of the box and raced a trail half marathon the next day. It had rained the night before and was still raining at the start. Ankle deep mud most of the way. The shoes were very comfortable and I had no pressure points or hot spots. My only complaint is the traction was not good for the situation I was racing in. In retrospect I would have chosen another shoe to handle the mud better.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great trail running shoe

    By Wootty

    from Thousand Oaks, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Grippy
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mixed Terrain
      • Trail Running
      • Walking

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncroFuel XC Trail Running Shoe:

      I was unsure about these shoes because I had not heard of them, and the color just wasn't me. After trying them on I was sold. After giving them a thorough test today on a long, hardcore trail run the verdict is in. These shoes are the bomb! Super comfy soft interior, and spongy but not too much rubber cushion. I have even fallen in love with the color after counting it out early. They look pretty sweet as long as you are wearing some grey or black. I can't wait to go on my next run. Gonna make it longer and more hard core.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
       
      4.0

      very good trail shoe

      By tri-kona

      from Reno, Nv.

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Excellent workmanship
      • Good Arch Support
      • Rugged
      • Wears like a neutral shoe

      Cons

      • Poor Traction

      Best Uses

      • Mixed Terrain
      • Road Running
      • Trail Running

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncroFuel XC Trail Running Shoe:

      I run in mostly dirt to rocky trails..excellent cushioning and protection against bruising. Would like to see a little more aggressive sole design. I have run my Peak XC to death and thought I'd try these...a nice but "heavier feeling" shoe, though well made. I run on neutral shoes and this gives me a good neutral feel though it has anti-pronation support. Good for pavement with current sole design. Sole design not so good for wet conditions in hills or pavement.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Waooo Its Great !!!

      By Diego Jazz

      from San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mixed Terrain
        • Trail Running

        Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncroFuel XC Trail Running Shoe:

        Its a great for trail and mixed terrain .Good construction and elegante designer. Its a marvelous running shoes.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Low Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        I can see why it was voted best!!!!

        By El Gringo 1971

        from Fort Worth, TX

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Rugged

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • All Weather Conditions
        • Mixed Terrain
        • Road Running
        • Trail Running
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncroFuel XC Trail Running Shoe:

        I'm currently training for the ING NYC Marathon and have been using strictly Pearl Izumi running shoes (that include the syncro-fuel, streak and now the syncro-fuel XC). I don't do much trail running but have found it to be an excellent training shoe with a rugged outside that takes on any element from water, dirt, mud and dust (this shoe always looks great and needs very little maintenance). I have to say that the cushioning is great and after a 15 mile tempo run my feet are not aching one bit. I would only offer to you that if you are looking for the same fast result as the syncro-fuel then you are looking at the wrong shoe. If you want to alternate and train in the XC for a 15K or 20K then use the syncro-fuel as your racer then you will feel faster and lighter with great results pain free!!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        The best Trail Shoe Yet

        By Blade

        from Jacksonville, NC

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Weather Conditions
          • Mixed Terrain
          • Road Running
          • Trail Running

          Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncroFuel XC Trail Running Shoe:

          Background - I am an experienced runner, have been running exclusively in trail shoes since 1995. I am 160lbs and train aggressively on trails at a 5-6 minute pace on training runs between 3-5 miles. I run 4-5 times a week. I was running on Brooks Cascadia 3/4 and LOVED those shoes. My only dislike of the Cascadia was the weight and a bit of slop in the heel. The Pearl Izumi synchro is quite simply the best shoe I have ever worn for my type of running. It will do just as well on trail or road. It has a unique heel strike shock absorber which isn't advertised, but it works GREAT. I also bought RRS Support Plus high performance insoles. The combination is perfection. I noticed an immediate increase in performance and decrease in training times when I switched from the Brooks. The shoes have a great natural curve and fit like a glove. The lacing system is superior and the shoes breath easily. They absorb shock without absorbing energy - a perfectly designed balance. I haven't been excited about a pair of running shoes in years, I am excited about these shoes. I'm hoping Pearl Izumi doesn't change the design and screw it up like usually happens just when you find a perfect pair of running shoes.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great shoe especially for mixed runs

          By JimmyJ

          from Fullerton, CA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running
            • Trail Running

            Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncroFuel XC Trail Running Shoe:

            Bought these on a fluke, I usually run in Brooks Cascadias. They fit great and are really light and flexible. They do not have the traction of the Brooks, but they blow the Brooks away on the asphalt. These will be my mixed surface shoes from here on out. I actually just raced a trail 10k, which also had some asphalt and they kicked butt/

            worth a try if you want one shoe that does it all.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great off-road shoe not a trail shoe..

            By Rob

            from Fairfield, CA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Traction
            • Wears Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Groomed Trails

            Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncroFuel XC Trail Running Shoe:

            I love the fit and feel of the syncroFuel XC, I ran in them twice on mixed terrain to break them in before my trail 10K and the soles seemed to wear really quickly on asphalt/concrete. The 10K was on an aggressive/rugged tail and the shoe did not have the traction to perform well. The shoe still gets 5 stars because it would no doubt shine on a more groomed trail.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch

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