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The Review of Pearl Izumi Trail N2v3

Attend any ultra marathon in American west and you will see hoardes of sporting Pearl Izumi trail shoes, and the N2v3 leads the pack. What runners have come to love about this shoe is the fact that it has remained virtually unchanged since its first inception back in 2011 when Pearl Izumi first released the […]

Pearl Izumi Kissaki Running Shoes Review

Kissaki as translated from Japanese means the tip or point of a Japanese sword. “Weapons for your feet” are what the folks at Pearl Izumi are referencing with their newest shoe. The Kissaki is designed to be a lightweight neutral race/train shoe. So are they really weapons, or just shields? Let’s find out! Pearl Izumi […]

Pearl Izumi Kissaki 2.0 Review

Pearl Izumi Kissaki 2.0 General Info: The Kissaki is a neutral daily trainer that also has the potential to be a race shoe as well. A double-edged sword for runners, if you would be so inclined to think of them in that capacity. The 2.0 returns with the same reliable midsole, outsole, and a redesigned […]

Pearl Izumi EM Road H3 Review

Pearl Izumi EM Road H3 General Info: The Pearl Izumi EM Road H3 continues on the company’s push into the light-weight and durable road (and trail) shoe space. Pearl Izumi adds another shoe to its E:Motion line-up, “H” = “stability”, by providing a road shoe with ample stability, cushioning and fluid ride. From my first […]

Pearl Izumi EM ROAD N3 Review

I have wear tested the Perl Izumi E:Moion line extensively for past reviews. The Road N0 was great for faster runs and racing, the N1 hit a sweet spot between a traditional flat and a lightweight trainer, and the N2 was simply a bulkier older brother to the lighter model. However, on first inspection, the […]

Pearl Izumi Road N0 v2 Review

Three years ago Pearl Izumi set out to create a simple intuitive running platform, and what came to pass was a smooth, fluid, quick transitioning shoe. This is the platform that the Emotion Project line of shoes is centered upon. The Road N0 v2 is definitely a shoe that is deeply rooted with all of […]

Pearl Izumi Road N2 v3 Review

As Pearl Izumi’s Project Emotion shoes continue to gain favor with the running community the company continues to listen to its runners to help improve its products. Version 3 of the road N2 is definitely a testament to Pearl Izumi’s commitment to adapting a shoe off the feedback from its wearers. Version 3 really is […]

Pearl Izumi Streak 2 Review

The first version of the Pearl Izumi Streak was designed to be a lightweight trainer which could be used for racing. This newest version reverses the focus of the technology, dropping the weight down to 7.6 oz and creating the lightest Pearl Izumi shoe yet. With the aim of being a long distance racing flat […]

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Trail

During the summer of 2012, I received the first information about Pearl Izumi’s new project. What got my attention at first was Timothy Olsen’s record-breaking Western State 100 win, wearing a brand new Pearl Izumi shoe. Later it was announced that the shoe in fact was a prototype of  EM N1. EM stands for E:motion. […]

Pearl Izumi E:Motion Road N2 Review

Pearl Izumi E:Motion Road N2 General Information Pearl Izumi was originally founded in Japan by a proud father wanting to support his son’s endurance sport endeavors. Today, the company has become a household name in cycling, triathlon, and running circles. The Road N2 is a popular installment to the brand’s new E:Motion line of running […]