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Mens Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II Running Shoe

Men's Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II

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Men's Pearl Izumi® syncroGuide® II :: An excellent shoe for runners needing motion control combined with maximum cushioning. 13.3 ounces

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Mens Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II Running Shoe
 
4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (3 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       

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5.0

Best shoe in 15 years of running

By Babyface

from Encinitas, CA

About Me Professional Athlete

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II Running Shoe:

    Perfect blend of support/control with stability, cushioning and performance.

    I am 6-2, 190. Run 40-60 miles/week, 6-7:30 min/mile pace, former Navy SEAL w/ 15 years of serious running experience. Previously the only shoes I could wear were Kayanos and the one-time wonder NB 1221's. These are simply the best. I hope PZ continues to make these. Haven't tried the III's yet...

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

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    BUYING MY THIRD PAIR!

    By STUD @ 73

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Traction
    • Great with Jeans
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pavement

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II Running Shoe:

      I run between 30-50 miles a week at age 73 and I'm on my third pair. I love the comfort and the style. Switched from another more popular brand and have been totally satified with the move.

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

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Eh, they are pretty good I guess

      By wrick the wrestler

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight
      • Poor Arch Support
      • Poor Stability
      • Poor Traction

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II Running Shoe:

      Male 5'10 170 size 10 1/2. overpronator, flat feet, 10K runner. I've been having knee problems for several years, and even had it scoped (diagnosis was a torn meniscus, once they got in there everything looked fine). After rehab I changed from a Asics 2110 to a Gel Foundation 7. Problem solved. Within two weeks ZERO knee pain for over a year! I purchased Foundation 8 and knee pain resumed almost immediately. Not able to find 7's anymore (anyone?) I'm on the Pearl.The pain is there, not quite as bad as with the foundation 8's, but it's there. That tells me they do not stabilize as well as the Foundation 7's. I'm training for a 1/2 this spring and am needing to rest more days than I would like. I also have narrow feet, and the toebox seems tighter than I would like. Traction on snowy sidwalks was not very good. Good cushioning though...

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow
      • Arch Type:
      • Low Arch
       
      5.0

      Actually, I loved this ...

      By dim

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II Running Shoe:

      Actually, I loved this model. I have bought 3 pairs (one pair per six months). Routinely, I cover 60 km per week and this shoe helped me to avoid any pain.

       
      5.0

      After years of wearing ...

      By John

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II Running Shoe:

      After years of wearing Saucony Grid Stabil's I switched to these PI's. Wow. Love them. Best shoes I have ever owned.

       
      5.0

      My God! I haven't seen so ...

      By Seasoned skeptic

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II Running Shoe:

      My God! I haven't seen so many stars since the last time I sat on my testes! I'm a big fan of PI singlets; maybe it's time these PI people got some of the performance shoe market share, as well.

       
      5.0

      Terrific shoe, my first ...

      By Steven B.

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II Running Shoe:

      Terrific shoe, my first PI. Lightweight for a motion control shoe, yet good stability and cushioning. I'm 145 lbs. with flat narrow feet...wear with thick socks. Very comfortable and seems to improve my stride.

       
      5.0

      5' 9" 165 lbs. ...

      By Mark F

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II Running Shoe:

      5' 9" 165 lbs. Overpronator. The shoe dog recommended these shoes. I had never heard of Pearl Izumi and was reluctant to get them, but the reviews were great so I gave it a try. I've been running on them for a month and they are fantastic. I'd recommend these to anyone who needs a motion control shoe.

       
      5.0

      I've always been jealous ...

      By Arli

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II Running Shoe:

      I've always been jealous of people who found their shoe and stuck with it. After having so many shoes I thought Roadrunner might drop me, I think I've found my perfect shoes. Firm cushioning and enough control make this the best running shoe I've ever had.

       
      5.0

      Byb Bye New Balance. I'm ...

      By Jason

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II Running Shoe:

      Byb Bye New Balance. I'm a 250 pounder that runs 18 to 20 miles a week on very flat feet. I'm sick of NB changing shoe models which makes it a roll of the dice each time you bye. These Pearls are great! I'll use these for now on.

       
      5.0

      The best motion control ...

      By Hilary H

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II Running Shoe:

      The best motion control around. I'm a 130 lb. woman with wide, super over-pronating feet, so I wear men's motion control and usually they are too stiff. Brooks feel like hiking boots to me, compared to these. The synchroguides fit my orthodics. No breaking in. No sore baby toes. I run faster and longer and my gait is better. I hope Pearl Izumi will offer women's wide width soon! Thanks for the best shoe ever.

       
      5.0

      These shoes are great!! I ...

      By Matt

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II Running Shoe:

      These shoes are great!! I have flat feet and over-pronate. I have no pain running in these shoes. I had never heard of these shoes until the "shoe dog" suggested them. Now they are my 1st choice.

       
      5.0

      Im 6' tall 230 lbs ...

      By Mario Magdaleno

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II Running Shoe:

      Im 6' tall 230 lbs running 15 miles a week and tried the Asics Kayano 14, Asics 2130, Brooks Trance 8 and had no luck until the owner of the store got involved and recommended the PI Syncroguide 2 and man I never looked back. Awesome shoe very comftorable and no blisters. Im an over pronator and this shoe keeps me right on track to neutral position with no problems. Love this shoe. I was first skeptical since, I had never heard of this brand before. But the owner did mention that alot of his Asics customers are moving over to PI. That tells you something.

       
      5.0

      Wore NIKE for years until ...

      By Jim

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II Running Shoe:

      Wore NIKE for years until my last pair kept giving me blisters. Seems my foot widen too much for the narrow NIKE's. I went to a real running store that immdediately recommended the Pearls. I tried them on and I can't say enough good things about them. I don't worry about my feet anymore, so that I can concnetrate on my runs. It fit me like a glove. Up to now I've run about 100 miles and they still feel like new.

       
      5.0

      I'm a 160 lbs runner, ...

      By Francisco

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II Running Shoe:

      I'm a 160 lbs runner, flat feet, and I can say that this is one of the most comfortable running shoe that I ever try.

       
      5.0

      These are fantastic. Up ...

      By Brian

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II Running Shoe:

      These are fantastic. Up to a few years ago I had been a die-hard Asics fan for thirty years, way back to the X-Caliber GT's. While trying shoes after a marahon in Park City I tried the Vitals, which I understand these replaced. I have a high arch and medium frame. I haven't found a shoe, or shoe technology close to what PI has going now.

       
      5.0

      Very nice shoe. My first ...

      By Dean

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II Running Shoe:

      Very nice shoe. My first pair of Pearls. This shoe is firm with good cushioning. Will definitely buy another pair.

       
      5.0

      Got injured in Dec 07. ...

      By Juan

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi syncro Guide II Running Shoe:

      Got injured in Dec 07. Been trying different shoes and going physical therapy with no luck until I ran in these. I ran with no pain and woke up with no pain. The 1-piece top fits like a glove. Definitely has more cushion than other motion control. It's all good.

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      Fri, December 04,2009:
      Actually, I loved this model. I have bought 3 pairs (one pair per six months). Routinely, I cover 60 km per week and this shoe helped me to avoid any pain.
      2.    John rated this product 5 stars
      Fri, November 13,2009:
      After years of wearing Saucony Grid Stabil's I switched to these PI's. Wow. Love them. Best shoes I have ever owned.
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      Mon, November 02,2009:
      Terrific shoe, my first PI. Lightweight for a motion control shoe, yet good stability and cushioning. I'm 145 lbs. with flat narrow feet...wear with thick socks. Very comfortable and seems to improve my stride.
      4.    Seasoned skeptic rated this product 5 stars
      Fri, October 23,2009:
      My God! I haven't seen so many stars since the last time I sat on my testes! I'm a big fan of PI singlets; maybe it's time these PI people got some of the performance shoe market share, as well.
      5.    Jason rated this product 5 stars
      Fri, May 29,2009:
      Byb Bye New Balance. I'm a 250 pounder that runs 18 to 20 miles a week on very flat feet. I'm sick of NB changing shoe models which makes it a roll of the dice each time you bye. These Pearls are great! I'll use these for now on.
      6.    Mark F rated this product 5 stars
      Fri, May 22,2009:
      5' 9" 165 lbs. Overpronator. The shoe dog recommended these shoes. I had never heard of Pearl Izumi and was reluctant to get them, but the reviews were great so I gave it a try. I've been running on them for a month and they are fantastic. I'd recommend these to anyone who needs a motion control shoe.
      7.    Arli rated this product 5 stars
      Wed, May 20,2009:
      I've always been jealous of people who found their shoe and stuck with it. After having so many shoes I thought Roadrunner might drop me, I think I've found my perfect shoes. Firm cushioning and enough control make this the best running shoe I've ever had.
      8.    Matt rated this product 5 stars
      Thu, January 29,2009:
      These shoes are great!! I have flat feet and over-pronate. I have no pain running in these shoes. I had never heard of these shoes until the "shoe dog" suggested them. Now they are my 1st choice.
      9.    Hilary H rated this product 5 stars
      Wed, January 28,2009:
      The best motion control around. I'm a 130 lb. woman with wide, super over-pronating feet, so I wear men's motion control and usually they are too stiff. Brooks feel like hiking boots to me, compared to these. The synchroguides fit my orthodics. No breaking in. No sore baby toes. I run faster and longer and my gait is better. I hope Pearl Izumi will offer women's wide width soon! Thanks for the best shoe ever.
      10.    Mario Magdaleno rated this product 5 stars
      Thu, November 27,2008:
      Im 6' tall 230 lbs running 15 miles a week and tried the Asics Kayano 14, Asics 2130, Brooks Trance 8 and had no luck until the owner of the store got involved and recommended the PI Syncroguide 2 and man I never looked back. Awesome shoe very comftorable and no blisters. Im an over pronator and this shoe keeps me right on track to neutral position with no problems. Love this shoe. I was first skeptical since, I had never heard of this brand before. But the owner did mention that alot of his Asics customers are moving over to PI. That tells you something.
      11.    Francisco rated this product 5 stars
      Sat, October 04,2008:
      I'm a 160 lbs runner, flat feet, and I can say that this is one of the most comfortable running shoe that I ever try.
      12.    Jim rated this product 5 stars
      Thu, July 31,2008:
      Wore NIKE for years until my last pair kept giving me blisters. Seems my foot widen too much for the narrow NIKE's. I went to a real running store that immdediately recommended the Pearls. I tried them on and I can't say enough good things about them. I don't worry about my feet anymore, so that I can concnetrate on my runs. It fit me like a glove. Up to now I've run about 100 miles and they still feel like new.
      13.    Brian rated this product 5 stars
      Sun, June 29,2008:
      These are fantastic. Up to a few years ago I had been a die-hard Asics fan for thirty years, way back to the X-Caliber GT's. While trying shoes after a marahon in Park City I tried the Vitals, which I understand these replaced. I have a high arch and medium frame. I haven't found a shoe, or shoe technology close to what PI has going now.
      14.    Dean rated this product 5 stars
      Wed, May 28,2008:
      Very nice shoe. My first pair of Pearls. This shoe is firm with good cushioning. Will definitely buy another pair.
      15.    Juan rated this product 5 stars
      Wed, April 23,2008:
      Got injured in Dec 07. Been trying different shoes and going physical therapy with no luck until I ran in these. I ran with no pain and woke up with no pain. The 1-piece top fits like a glove. Definitely has more cushion than other motion control. It's all good.
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