Pearl Izumi Peak ll Trail Running Shoes - Men's


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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 360° 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.


  • High Rebound SKYDEX® forefoot propulsion pad for long lasting cushioning
  • Seamless Race Upper with 360° Lacing System
  • SKYDEX® heel crash pad
  • High-abrasion seamless mesh construction
  • Forefoot stone guard protects from rocks on the trail
  • Forefoot flex grooves for a smooth, efficient run
  • Sprayed rubber toe and heel cup for maximum durability
  • Full carbon rubber outsole for maximum traction and durability
  • High performance dual density EVA insole for increased arch support
  • 360° reflectivity
  • Weight: 9.0oz (Size 10)

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Review Summary

3.8 out of 5

6 Reviews

  • Build quality: 3
  • Performance: 3
  • Great design: 2
  • Ease of use: 1

  • soft: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 4.7 / 5
Durability: 4.3 / 5
Cushioning: 3 / 5
Shape: 2.5 / 5

6 Ratings & Reviews

from tiburon ca
45-54 yrs

Peak XC is a bit of a molehill
June 01, 2011

I love Pearl Izumi shoes but this one felt cheap and definitely not for trails, its too light and soft and runs even smaller than other Pearl Izumi shoes typically do. I kept it for biking around down and short runs but can't see them lasting more than 4-6 months.

Pros: pretty, Cons: soft

Light Shoes, but Not a Snug Fit
August 10, 2010

The shoes are ok, but a bit lose fitting might give some second thoughts on their utility as a workhorse shoe for hardcore training. Great walking shoe, however.

from Grand Rapids, Michigan

Men's Peak XC Running Shoe
October 13, 2010

The Men's Peak XC Running Shoe provides an excellent all around running shoe. Taking to the fall streets in Michigan, the shoes felt like old friends from the first block. They provide good all-over support and just the right cushioning over a mix of running surfaces on our questionably maintained roads. A Pearl Izumi fan smartly suggested I order a half size up--great tip. The additional half size made it a perfect fit.

lightweight soft shoe
February 26, 2010

good for the summarized characteristics but it is to soft hold up and endure hard trail running.

Justin Johnson

from Bend, Oregon

Good Lightweight Trail Runner
October 15, 2010

I was looking for a lightweight and minimalistic trail runner and that is exactly what these are. At 9.0 oz , these are very light for trail running, therefore some features are not there or expected. These do not have thick soles to absorb every bump. They are close to the ground, a minimalistic version of trail running shoes. The fit is good, not too tight or too loose and fits pretty true to form. I am a size 9 normally and the 9 worked perfect. I use these mainly on fire roads and some single-track/double-track trails. They have been great for support and also held up well. I also run some in Vibram Five Fingers and Inov8's so I like the minimalistic shoes. I have used these fro about 150 miles now and runs up to 20 miles with no issues. I would highly recommend these shoes.

from Rochester, MI

Great comfort
November 10, 2010

Very comgortable and well made. I have become a Pearl Izumi fan and now own 3 pairs of different styles. These in particular are light weight and perferct with a thin sock on no sock at all in the warmer weather. They feel like you are wearing almost nothing, yet give you the support and comfort you need,

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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 7, size 7.5, size 8, size 8.5, size 9, size 9.5, size 10, size 10.5, size 11, size 11.5, size 12, size 12.5, size 13 and size 14: 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13, 14.

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