Pearl Izumi Fuel XC—($110)

  • By Sean McKeon
  • Published Mar. 2, 2010
  • Updated Mar. 8, 2010 at 11:37 AM UTC


Pearl Izumi Fuel XC ($110) — Cousin: Mizuno Wave Ascend 4—

The close fit of the midfoot helped to lock our testers in for confidence on the trail, giving a feeling of enhanced support in the fore- and rearfoot alike.  The Fuel XC was deemed almost bouncy, a sensation that was amplified by the lightweight feel.  The heel crash pad offset the snug heel cup in much the way the supportive arch and forefoot flex grooves balanced the firm midsole.

Pearl Izumi Fuel XC ($110)

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