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.
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
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