Pearl Izumi Running Shoes

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Pearl Izumi Running Shoes

Sign Up for New Styles! Be “in-the-know” when we add new styles of Pearl Izumi to our website! Simply sign up and we’ll notify you. Notify Me of New Styles Zappos.com respects your privacy. We don’t rent or sell your personal information to anyone. Add This Brand to My Favorites Brand’s RSS Feed About Pearl Izumi More than 50 years ago in Tokyo, a father produced Japan’s first bicycle racing apparel for his son, a promising racer. Today, Pearl Izumi® USA, Inc. has evolved into the world’s foremost line of technical-performing and quality manufactured sports apparel. Pearl Izumi® USA, Inc. is dedicated to meeting the needs of the serious sport enthusiast. The company’s long-term plan for the Pearl Izumi® USA, Inc. brand has been to strengthen its position in cycling and apply the same formula for quality, innovation and technical performance into other sport categories. Pearl Izumi® loosely translates to “fountain of pearls”. In 1984, Pearl Izumi® USA, Inc. sponsored the US National Team that won 9 Gold Medals in the 1984 Olympics. Their dedication to athletic and technical cycling apparel, along with the company’s dominant market presence, has opened doors to more successful endeavors. Pearl Izumi® USA, Inc. has successfully branched out into different athletic categories such as cross-country skiing, triathlon, duathlon, running and other outdoor sport activities. With a wide variety of men’s and women’s cycling shoes, cycling apparel, running shoes, running apparel, Pearl Izumi® USA, Inc. is poised to make a name for itself in the tough world of athletic apparel. The Pearl Izumi® USA, Inc. line has an almost cult-like following from coast to coast.
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Pearl Izumi Running Shoes

More than 50 years ago in Tokyo, a father produced Japan’s first bicycle racing apparel for his son, a promising racer. Today, Pearl Izumi® USA, Inc. has evolved into the world’s foremost line of technical-performing and quality manufactured sports apparel. Pearl Izumi® USA, Inc. is dedicated to meeting the needs of the serious sport enthusiast. The company’s long-term plan for the Pearl Izumi® USA, Inc. brand has been to strengthen its position in cycling and apply the same formula for quality, innovation and technical performance into other sport categories. Pearl Izumi® loosely translates to “fountain of pearls”. In 1984, Pearl Izumi® USA, Inc. sponsored the US National Team that won 9 Gold Medals in the 1984 Olympics. Their dedication to athletic and technical cycling apparel, along with the company’s dominant market presence, has opened doors to more successful endeavors. Pearl Izumi® USA, Inc. has successfully branched out into different athletic categories such as cross-country skiing, triathlon, duathlon, running and other outdoor sport activities. With a wide variety of men’s and women’s cycling shoes, cycling apparel, running shoes, running apparel, Pearl Izumi® USA, Inc. is poised to make a name for itself in the tough world of athletic apparel. The Pearl Izumi® USA, Inc. line has an almost cult-like following from coast to coast.
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Pearl Izumi Running Shoes

Pearl Izumi, maker of the N0 V2 shoe, will exit the running business at the end of the year. After 13 years of building shoes and apparel for runners, Pearl Izumi on Thursday announced it will cease production of running products at the end of this year to focus its efforts on the company’s bicycling business. “This is a tough decision, but it’s time to recommit to our core,” said Mike O’Connor, Pearl Izumi’s president, in a press release announcing the shift.
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Pearl Izumi Running Shoes

With the announcement that Pearl Izumi will be exiting the running market in 2017, panic is hitting the streets and trails. Well, maybe not panic, but since the announcement we have received several inquiries about what shoes are suitable replacements to Pearl Izumi shoes.
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Pearl Izumi Running Shoes

After 13 years of building shoes and apparel for runners, Pearl Izumi on Thursday announced it will cease production of running products at the end of this year to focus its efforts on the company’s bicycling business. “This is a tough decision, but it’s time to recommit to our core,” said Mike O’Connor, Pearl Izumi’s president, in a press release announcing the shift.
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Pearl Izumi Running Shoes

Surface: ? Surface Road shoes are designed for running on asphalt and concrete. Road-Trail shoes are designed for running on asphalt, concrete and well-groomed, broad trails. Hard Trail shoes are designed for running on hard, natural surfaces such as granite, sandstone, rocky terrain and hard-packed dirt. Varied Trail shoes are designed for running on a mixture of natural surfaces from rocky, to loose dirt, to wood chips and similar. Soft Trail shoes are designed for running on soft ground such as muddy terrain and damp, grassy fields. Road Road/Trail Hard Trail Varied Trail Soft Trail
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Pearl Izumi Running Shoes

Surface: ? Surface Road shoes are designed for running on asphalt and concrete. Road-Trail shoes are designed for running on asphalt, concrete and well-groomed, broad trails. Hard Trail shoes are designed for running on hard, natural surfaces such as granite, sandstone, rocky terrain and hard-packed dirt. Varied Trail shoes are designed for running on a mixture of natural surfaces from rocky, to loose dirt, to wood chips and similar. Soft Trail shoes are designed for running on soft ground such as muddy terrain and damp, grassy fields.
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Pearl Izumi Running Shoes

? Surface Road shoes are designed for running on asphalt and concrete. Road-Trail shoes are designed for running on asphalt, concrete and well-groomed, broad trails. Hard Trail shoes are designed for running on hard, natural surfaces such as granite, sandstone, rocky terrain and hard-packed dirt. Varied Trail shoes are designed for running on a mixture of natural surfaces from rocky, to loose dirt, to wood chips and similar. Soft Trail shoes are designed for running on soft ground such as muddy terrain and damp, grassy fields.
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Surface Road shoes are designed for running on asphalt and concrete. Road-Trail shoes are designed for running on asphalt, concrete and well-groomed, broad trails. Hard Trail shoes are designed for running on hard, natural surfaces such as granite, sandstone, rocky terrain and hard-packed dirt. Varied Trail shoes are designed for running on a mixture of natural surfaces from rocky, to loose dirt, to wood chips and similar. Soft Trail shoes are designed for running on soft ground such as muddy terrain and damp, grassy fields.
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Firstly, most Pearl Izumi shoes have a unique feel, so a direct replacement is not always possible. Secondly, the shoes are not disappearing tomorrow. Shoes will be available through the end of this year and there should still be available inventory during the first quarter of 2017. That being said, inventories will start to diminish and size availability in a preferred color or model will start to become scarce as the year progresses. If you love a certain shoe, it would be worth buying a pair or two over the next 4 months.

In recent years, Pearl Izumi had solidified its footwear lineup with shoes that were firm but felt smooth underfoot. In the Summer 2016 Shoe Guide, Runner’s World reviewed the company’s Road N0 V2, saying it “provides a layer of smooth cushioning and a small heel lift, but you’ll want this shoe only if you’re an efficient dancer and like the feel of the road beneath you. Those who fit that description gave the shoe high marks.”
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Pearl Izumi was founded by cyclist Kinji Shimizu. A statement said the company will realign its focus to be “the best at performance cycling, mountain biking and (triathlon) apparel, shoes and accessories.”
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The move is expected to have a small impact on the company’s staff, with four members of its inside sales team receiving termination packages, according to Chuck Sanson, Director of Run for Pearl Izumi. “Many members of our development team share duties in both run and ride,” Sanson told Runner’s World via email. “A lot of our new direction in MTB (mountain bike) and other ride categories has been taken from run so we expect to turn up the volume here.”
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Pearl Izumi, based in Louisville, Colorado, will continue to ship its fall 2016 products to retailers, Sanson says. “The exit is scheduled for December 31 and we will not make Spring ’17 products. The timing was meant to support our retail partners in helping them to plan their business.”

“Over the past 13 years, our run team has designed award-winning product and gained a loyal consumer following,” said Mike O’Connor, Pearl Izumi’s president, in a statement. “This is a tough decision, but it’s time to recommit to our core.”
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Its unclear if the move will have any local impact on employment. Pearl Izumi, a subsidiary of cycling manufacturer Shimano, employed 276 people in 2012, according to a listing in Outside Magazine’s annual “Best Places to Work” list.
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I bought these as an upgrade to my Pearl Izumi Select Sugar Shorts, as the old shorts began to fall short on longer rides (40+ miles). These are a definite step up. the chamois is a much nicer fabric, and keeps me feeling comfy all day. Highly recommended. I’m a bigger girl, and the comfort factor is important on the saddle!
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Had these over 2 months now. Very comfortable fit, easy to wear for long periods, and I like the style. Support so-so. I find these to be a lot closer to running shoes than hiking. Better on flat paths, open terrain, dirt roads, pavement. Not the performance I need hiking a mountain.