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Mens Pearl Izumi EM Trail N 2 V2 Trail Running Shoe

Men's Pearl Izumi EM Trail N2 V2

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Men's Pearl Izumi® EM Trail N 2 V2 :: How did we improve the award-winning Trail N2? By obsessing over the details that make an already extraordinary shoe exceptional. We dialed in the mid-foot fit and feel with an updated foot-hugging upper and enhanced the outsole for improved wet weather traction?all in the quest to deliver an unparalleled, ultra-run approved shoe to keep you trucking along in smooth safe comfort, mile after treacherous mile.

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Features & Benefits:

  • NEW Seamless Upper creates a supple and supportive fit for technical trail running
  • Dynamic offset-shaped E:MOTION™ midsole is biomechanically tuned for a neutral to supinator running gait
  • 1:1 Energy Foam in forefoot cushions upon impact and returns energy back to the runner during propulsion
  • ESS Forefoot rock plate protects feet against stone bruising and rock push-through
  • NEW Aggressive, multi-directional Carbon Rubber outsole offers superb traction and abrasion resistance
  • Dynamic Offset: 4 mm at initial contact to 7.5 mm at mid-stance
  • Heel Stack Height: 24.5 mm (includes midsole and outsole)
  • DROP: 7.5 mm
  • WEIGHT: 10.0 oz
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So comfortable!

By JonesyPHD

from San Diego

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  • Excellent wear
  • Gnarly Tread
  • Responsive Cushioning
  • Seamless upper


  • Mud Caking
  • Not "maximalist"

Best Uses

  • Road
  • Trail

Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi EM Trail N 2 V2 Trail Running Shoe:

I'm an ultramarathoner and I have 50 miles on my PI EM Trail N2 v2's. 3x 5-8mile runs and 2x 15-20mile runs. Runs were 90% Trail. My previous shoes have been Brooks Glycerin (8 thru 13), Newton Gravity 3, and about 6 pairs of Altras (Torin, Olympus, and Lone Peak). I chose the PIs because after running in Altras for years I've developed PF that will not go away, so I'm trying to add just a little heel drop back into the mix.

These shoes are great! Despite being compared to other maximalist shoes like Altras and Hoka's, these are not over the top cushioned shoes. They are firm, but forgiving! The EM technology that some people say take a while to used to, I never even noticed. The transition from the mid foot to toe off is smooth! The best thing about these shoes is the fact I don't notice my feet at all when I run: 1) My feet don't hurt (the seamless upper is super comfy), 2) I don't slip (gnarly tread), 3) I haven't had a single blister, 4) they're quiet, and 5) with 50 miles on them, there are no signs of wear yet! My only complaint is that during one session, we had some rain and the usually buffered out hard pack we run on her in SoCal, was tacky mud and the tread became clogged and seemed difficult to clear.

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By conor

from san francisco, ca


  • Cushioned And Firm


    Best Uses

    • Gravel
    • Mountain Running
    • Trail running

    Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi EM Trail N 2 V2 Trail Running Shoe:

    I love this shoe! great fit in toe box and heel. Makes me want to run long.

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    Awesome Trail Shoe!

    By Crabcake

    from Boulder, CO


    • Forefoot Rockplate
    • Great cushioning
    • great fit
    • Roomy toe box
    • Snug In Midfoot And Heel
    • Solid Outsole Traction


      Best Uses

      • Dirt Paths
      • Single-track
      • Technical trails

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi EM Trail N 2 V2 Trail Running Shoe:

      I have put over 350 miles on my new Trail N2 v2's and they are awesome! Perfect fit in the upper and great cushioning for my 4+ hour longer runs. The forefoot rockplate has saved me several times from rock bruising on technical trails.

      I would highly recommend these to any trail runner!

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      My favorite trail shoe

      By Trail Runner 1127

      from Atlanta, GA

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Mens Pearl Izumi EM Trail N 2 V2 Trail Running Shoe:

      My favorite trail shoe. The shoe is durable, fits well and meets all my expectations.

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