Pearl Izumi E:Motion Sneak Peek

In February 2013, Pearl Izumi is introducing a brand new line of road and trail shoes called E:Motion. Their goal when developing this line was to create the world’s most fluid running experience, without the use of gels, air bags or other inserted midsole technologies.

The result was the development of the E:Motion midsole, offering a smooth transition and what the company calls a “dynamic offset” that changes as the foot goes through its stride. Better yet, all E:Motion shoes are designed to be under 10 oz (Men’s size 9) according to Pearl Izumi’s measurements.

We haven’t yet run in any of the E:Motion shoes, but we’re impressed with how light and flexible the range is. See more details below on each model we’ll carry. All weights and stack heights are Running Warehouse measurements.

Road

EM Road N 1

Offset: 6mm
Weight: 7.7 oz (M) / 6.9 oz (W)

The lightest road shoe in this lineup, the Road N 1 is designed for a nimble, smooth running experience for race day or faster training. MSRP $115

Pearl Izumi EM Road N 1 Running Shoes

EM Road N 2

Offset: 9mm
Weight: 9.1 oz (M) / 8.5 oz (W)

The Road N 2 balances light and fast, offering just enough cushioning and durability to serve as your go-to trainer. MSRP $120

Pearl Izumi EM Road N 2 Running Shoes

EM Road M 3

Offset: 9mm
Weight: 9.7 oz (M) / 8.4 oz (W)

Providing a bit of pronation support in the medial midfoot, the Road M 3 is still designed to be supremely smooth and lively underfoot. MSRP $125

Pearl Izumi EM Road M 3 Running Shoes

Trail

EM Trail N 1

Offset: 6mm
Weight: 9.8 oz (M) / 8.5 oz (W)

A glove-like fit and responsive ride keep you moving forward on the trail, while features such as a forefoot rock plate and multi-directional tread help you handle technical terrain. MSRP $115

Pearl Izumi EM Trail N 1 Running Shoes

EM Trail N 2

Offset: 9mm
Weight: 9.7 oz (M) / 8.4 oz (W)

A shoe designed for the most difficult ultras, the Trail N 2 provides outstanding traction and protection, along with a greater amount of foam cushioning to help you go the distance. MSRP $120.00

Pearl Izumi EM Trail N 2 Running Shoes

Tri

EM Tri N 1

Offset: 6mm
Weight: 8.1 oz (M) / 7.3 oz (W)

Built for pure performance on race day, the Tri N 1 is a short course specialist that features a seamless, sock-like upper and quick lacing. MSRP $120.00

Pearl Izumi EM Tri N 2 Running Shoes

EM Tri N 2

Offset: 9mm
Weight: 9.2 oz (M) / 8.4 oz (W)

This longer-distance racer features a seamless upper with excellent breathability with plenty of cushioning and a durable platform for use as a trainer as well. MSRP $125.00

Pearl Izumi EM Tri N 2 Running Shoes