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Wow, these shoes are sweet! This will surely be your first thought upon stepping into the Pearl Izumi Kissaki, a lightweight shoe that's itching to get out of the box and onto the open road. The minimal upper is well-ventilated and seam-free, for a superbly comfortable fit. Light, fast, and springy, this shoe is an excellent choice for race day, yet also has enough cushion to serve as a daily trainer.

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Weight: 10.1 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (27mm), Forefoot (17mm)

How It Fits (based on width D) Width D=Medium

  • Sizing: Fits small; purchase 1/2 size larger than standard running shoe size
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to full volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Low height

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: December 2012
  • Model discontinued: Unknown


The Kissaki is a minimum feature, minimum neutral shoe designed for speedwork, racing and daily training. it is built with a semi-curved shape.


  • 1:1 Energy Foam in the forefoot cushions the foot on impact and returns energy back to the runner for a resilient ride.
  • 1:1 Energy Foam heel crash pad cushions the foot on impact and returns energy back to the runner for a resilient ride.
  • EVA midsole foam provides durable cushioning.
  • 1:1 Bonded Seamless Upper gives a close, seam-free fit for next-to-skin comfort.
  • 1:1 Lacing uses internal overlays at the midfoot to keep the upper snug to the foot.
  • Memory Foam Heel Collar provides a comfortable, custom fit.
  • Ortholite Sockliner provides amazing step-in comfort and long-lasting cushioning.
  • Racing Last is Slip Lasted for extra flexibility and low weight.
  • Full Blown Rubber outsole offers lightweight and flexible traction.
  • Heel Crash Pad is made of carbon rubber for increased durability.

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