Pearl Izumi N2 EM Project running shoes review

Pearl Izumi N2 EM Project running shoes tested and rated by our expert reviewer

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£89
Pearl Izumi N2 EM Project running shoes

Pearl Izumi N2 EM Project running shoes review

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Possibly the most inclusive shoe around, Pearl Izumi’s offering (307g) is appealing to all but committed minimalists. Strip away the bright yellow branding and you’ll uncover a sock-like upper that fits like a glove.

There are no thrills, no elaborate stitching, just a flowing blend of materials that breathe well and flex nicely through toe-off.

Pearl Izumi’s ‘Shock Absorption’ foam in the heel complements the forefoot’s ‘Energy’ foam for a near-luxurious ride and also explains why the drop from heel to toe comes in at a gargantuan 11mm.

The downside is a limitation on speed, but that’s not a significant concern in the primarily aerobic winter. Transition throughout feels stable. The only negative is a roomy toebox, which may be too voluminous for thinner-feet runners.

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