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Protective enough to train in and light enough to race in, the Pearl Izumi Kissaki 2.0 is a versatile shoe featuring moderate cushioning and a semi-firm ride.

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The Pearl Izumi Kissaki 2.0 will keep you bounding ahead with a springy midsole that is tuned for performance. This shoe is light and flexible enough to race in, but with adequate padding for training as well. Welded overlays and breathable fabric in the upper give it a competitive feel and a fast look. 

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Weight: 9.5 oz (size 9)

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

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Fits small; purchase 1/2 size larger than standard running shoe size
  • Heel: Medium to wide
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium to low
  • Arch Structure: Low
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved

 INTRODUCTION

The Kissaki v2.0 is a minimum feature, minimum neutral shoe designed for speedwork, racing and daily training.

CUSHIONING

  • 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.
MIDSOLE
  • EVA midsole foam provides durable cushioning.
UPPER
  • 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.
OUTSOLE
  • Full Blown Rubber outsole offers lightweight and flexible traction.
  • Heel Crash Pad is made of carbon rubber for increased durability.

 

Comments: Was hoping for a slightly more durable and cushioned version of the Streak II. This is not that. I have 80 miles on these and reviews are mixed. The upper is less pliant than I would like. Laces are too stiff (why no elastic content -- one of life's great mysteries, I suppose). The Streak II has this amazing forward-focused transition that does not exist in this shoe. Forefoot is pretty stiff. That said, they run pretty well. I'll put in my 500 and move on, probably to the Nike Zoom Elite 6.
From: Chris, Boston, MA, USA

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-To-Toe Drop (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+