Since its introduction, Pearl Izumi’s E:Motion collection has earned itself a fair share of glowing reviews from runners looking for a smooth ride and a great fit (watch our video to see how much we like the lineup). For 2014, PI will expand the collection with the EM Road N 0 (that’s “N-zero,” not “no”), a neutral racing shoe for those who want to go even lower and lighter than the already quick EM Road N 1.
According to PI’s measurements, the Men’s version of the N 0 is expected to weigh 6.0 oz for a size 9, while the Women’s model, taking on a different look with an upper specifically designed to accommodate a woman’s foot, is expected to come in at 5.4 oz for a size 8.
What to Watch For
- Seamless Upper: Welded overlays provide a secure, performance fit while minimizing friction on the foot for comfort, both with and without socks.
- Dynamic Offset: The backbone of PI’s EM collection, the Dynamic Offset midsole design ensures a quick transition through toe-off and a responsive ride.
- Blown Rubber Outsole: While traction isn’t a strong point in other EM Road models, the N 0 will feature blown rubber on the forefoot and heel areas for optimal grip during faster running.
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