Top critical review
Returned due to poor finishing (inconsistent, faded looking colors) and sizing.
on January 30, 2015
The length was fine but I found these to be very narrow throughout the entire shoe, from forefoot to heel. My forefoot is on the wider side but I have never had a heel cup feel so tight. After wearing them around the house for 5 minutes or so, it was actually a relief to get them off my feet.
I would never give a poor review due to a sizing issue. These may be fantastic trail shoes, they were just not a good fit for my foot. The reason for the poor review is for the lack of consistent finishing on this shoe. The yellow/orange color on the outside of the shoe is a very deep, rich color. The color on the inside of the shoe was a faded, pale looking dull light yellow. It was not even close to being the same color -- many, many shades lighter than the outside.. With the shoe on and laced up, this color difference was clearly noticeable around the heel cushioning collar at the top and the tongue along the edge. It made the shoe look old and sun faded right out of the box without even getting anywhere near a trail yet. I expected better finishing on a shoe from a reputable company like Pearl iZUMi.