Whats the deal?
Pearl Izumi enters the world of road racing with the Kissaki, a lightweight trainer with a flashy, fresh look.
- 1:1 Energy Foam in the forefoot and heel provides resilient cushioning.
- 1:1 Bonded Seamless Upper offers breathable, next-to-skin comfort.
This lightweight shoe has a fast road feel and springy midsole, with a great landing pad for midfoot strikers. The low toe-box goes along with the performance nature of the shoe, and we like the super thin tongue that sits comfortably over the top of the foot. The midfoot is especially roomy, and results in a relaxed fit that some of us found to be too loose in the midfoot. While the women's fit is standard, we found the men's shoe to fit small and recommend going up a 1/2 size. With a similar ride to Mizuno's Wave Precision 12, the Pearl Izumi Kissaki is a lightweight performance shoe with impressive energy return.