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Pearl Izumi Shoe And Clothing Review

Not too long ago I was contacted by Pearl Izumi to try out some newer items on their clothing line. After testing them out on many runs I am finally ready to give a review on them.

The following items are what I was sent:

Pink Shirt=W Infinity In-R-Cool SS, Size Small, color pink punch/shadow grey

Grey Shorts= W Infinity LD Short, Size Small, Color shadow grey/pink punch

White “Space Top”=W Infinity Shrug, Size Small, Color White

2 Pairs of Shoes: Peak II trail  shoes and W ISO Transition 

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The top is totally perfect. It’s cute, comfortable and my favorite color, pink! I have worn in on so many runs already. I was really afraid I was going to wear it out before I got a chance to review it but it still looks brand new. It is a very light material so it is perfect to wear at this time of year.

The shorts are longer than I am used to for running which made me nervous the first couple times that I took them out. But I absolutely love them! Best part is they have 4 pockets. Which is practically unheard of in the running world of shorts. The 2 pockets in the front have a velcro closure and the 2 pockets in the back have a zippers. I like to put Gu in the front pockets and keys, ID, money, cell, etc in the back pockets.

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My neighbors officially think I am crazy as I was running around the yard taking photos of myself.

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Peak II Trail Shoes

 I have never worn Pearl Izumi shoes before so I was surprised at how light they were. Good quality too. The trail shoes were my favorite, although I only used them on 1 trail run….so far

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W ISO Transition Shoes

I have mostly used the Transition shoes to go for walks and bike rides in. But what I love about them is you just slide them on and off. No need to worry about tying your shoes!

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When I first saw the white top, I instantly named it “The Space Outfit” I had never seen anything like it, weird considering I am obsessed with running clothes. It’s actually a shrug, intended to use while warming up. It actually comes in handy if you are running in the morning to keep you warm while you are warming up. It takes me forever to warm up and I am always cold so this top is perfect for me.

You can also wear this with just a bra if you like, but I decided showing you my butt earlier in this post was all you could handle for one post 😉

One the insides of the sleeves there is a space to put your hands to keep your fingers and hands warm.

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Which also double as a spot to make some awesome hand puppets!

If you are in the Cleveland area, Second Sole usually carries Pearl Izumi. I know this because I run past the one in Rocky River almost daily and they have my shorts hanging in the front window!

Have you ever tried Pearl Izumi clothes or shoes?

*Disclosure: I was sent these items at no cost in exchange for my review.  The opinions on this post are 100% my own!

13 thoughts on “Pearl Izumi Shoe And Clothing Review

  1. OMG the hand puppets made me about pee my pants! hahaha. The only Pearl Izumi gear I have are my padded bike shorts and my clip-in cycling shoes. Which I have never worn, because I am scared to death of clipping myself into my bike. I purchased all of my cycling gear when I was injured with my IT Band and wasn’t sure I could ever run again, so I was really desperate to get outdoors with another activity. And the boy selling me my bike and everything was really cute, so I seriously bought everything he told me I needed. I suck, haha. 🙂 The white top is really pretty cool, and I would be interested in trying out those shorts! 4 pockets is amazing!

    1. I am afraid to clip myself in too. ALthought i have a hybrid bike so I don’t need to worry about it right now but soon I want a road bike and clips freak me out

  2. I seriously love that white shrug!! So cute and functionable!!! I almost bought a pair of the Pearl Izumi running shoes last time but changed my mind at the last minute and stuck with what I knew. 🙂

  3. Oooooo I love that shrug! What a great idea! I too am FREEZING when I first head out but then I get hot so I usually just suck it up and go out freezing. Love it!

  4. I have the PI Synchro Fuel Trail shoes and love them. They are trail worthy but have enough cushion for a quick run around town. Use the Infinity Jacket in the Spring and Fall for running. I have used a lot of different jackets over the years and this is by far my favourite.
    PS LOVE the hand puppets.

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