Founded in 1951 by a Japanese tailor looking to create better cycling apparel for his aspiring racer son, Pearl Izumi has a rich heritage in the bicycle industry. In 2002, the company expanded its expertise to include the running community. Today, Pearl Izumi is proud of its 50+-year history crafting apparel and footwear designed to enhance the everyday experience of riders and runners of all backgrounds and abilities.
The name "Pearl Izumi" hails from the magical storied waters in the Izumi area of Japan, flowing over naturally occurring gemstone. The company's commitment to the distinct beauty and intuitive simplicity of its namesake is inherent in every item they produce.
With Pearl Izumi's run footwear they honed in on that singular, simple, yet oh-so-important ideal, to deliver the smoothest running experience possible. It's not just about a midsole made for perpetual motion, energy-returning heel and forefoot foam or an industry-leading seamless upper (though they're sure proud of the ones they designed). It's about the total package, the fusion of technology and function that delivers a fluid, responsive, ridiculously sublime ride.
The forward-driving, intuitive flow of Pearl Izumi footwear makes running feel, dare we say it, almost effortless, allowing you to run fresher, further. From the lightest-weight racing flats to the most stable road and trail training shoes, Pearl Izumi offers the perfect package for every runner, including the one in you.