Pearl Izumi Streak II Running Shoe

Pearl Izumi Streak II

Pearl Izumi Streak II running shoe    Photo: Courtesy of Pearl Izumi

Most shoes weighing less than eight ounces sacrifice cushion and long-haul comfort. Not the Streak II. It’s like a racing flat with a touch more structure and impact protection. The light but ample proprietary cushioning in the midsole feels lively and is evenly balanced between heel and forefoot. One tester exclaimed, “These shoes just want to go.” A low-to-the-ground ride adds agility to this surprisingly peppy speedster, making it ready to race anything from a 5K to a marathon. BEST FOR: Neutral-footed runners who want to up their game—and their mileage. 7.9 oz

Brand: Pearl Izumi $110
From Outside Magazine, August 2011 Get the Latest Issue