Pearl Izumi Synchro Float - Road-Running Shoes: Reviews

CROSSOVER ARTISTTo save weight and increase comfort, Pearl installed a urethane crash pad in the heel-strike zone at the rear of the Float's midsole, while bolstering the instep with lighter expanded-vinyl-acetate foam. The result is a great compromise between cush and stability, offering even overpronators an excellent all-around ride. Go ahead, cut through that ravine—you get sufficient traction for brief off-road forays.

Bonus: The seamless mesh upper and well-padded tongue create a socklike fit.

Bummer: There's little reflective material; keep it in the daylight.

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