Men's Pearl Izumi® EM Trail M 2 :: Bi-lateral midfoot stability in the Project E:Motion™ Trail M 2 creates nimble security on the most technical trails. Our most protective and stable E:Motion™ platform coupled with a supportive and protective seamless upper offer the dedicated trail runner a rugged, yet fast footwear package.
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Features & Benefits:
Seamless upper creates a supple and supportive fit for technical trail running
Perforated SBR tongue foam doesn't absorb water, while offering great comfort and breathability
Biomechanically-tuned dynamic offset-shaped E:Motion midsole for a mid-foot pronation running gait
Bi-lateral stability support is trail tuned to keep your foot on top of the midsole platform in technical terrain
Energy Foam cushions forefoot upon impact and returns energy back to the runner
Forefoot rock plate protects foot against stone bruising and rock push-through
This is a well made trail shoe with all the important attributes of a trail shoe addressed. It is surprisingly lightweight. I followed the size up 1/2 size recommendation and they fit just fine. I especially like and appreciate the forefoot rock plate. I usually run about a half mile on pavement to and from the trails and they function well as a house to trail shoe. I am sure they could survive a longer road run as well. Drawback- colorways are a bit extreme, I would prefer the lacing system found on their triathlon shoes. First experience with PI and I am quite pleased.
Tried on a whim, great choice
I've struggled to find a comfortable, reasonably cushioned trail shoe. After 100 miles in this shoe (~30mi/week), I can say that this is one of the best I've tried. No hot-spots, lightweight for the style of shoe, good dry traction (haven't tried wet as it hasn't rained in CA for an age). Comfortable from road to trail, tested on a 20 mile trail run and no serious foot fatigue or pain. A bit odd fit when I first tried on, but has proved to be a winner on the trails. Recommended.
Great ride, terrible traction
These shoes have a great fit and ride. They performed well on many long mountain running outings. My feet were in great shape after a mountain 50 miler. The traction is terrible in wet conditions. PearlIzumi made a terrific shoe with terrible traction. Almost the perfect shoe.
No more heel pain.
Has the right amount of support, feels very ligth. Order half size bigger.
Rock Creek trail runner.
Mens Pearl Izumi EM Trail M 2 Trail Running Shoe
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