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This review is from: Pearl Izumi Women's EM Road M3 Running Shoe (Apparel)
I do a LOT of research before I purchase anything this pricey, and by the time my running shoe research was over, I just knew the Pearl Izumi Road M3 was the shoe for me. I needed a light weight stability shoe that could also withstand the wear and tear of a heavier gal's size (which is surprisingly hard to find), and the Pearl Izumi M3 kept popping up in web searches as a decent option.
So, after declaring this shoe my shoe of choice, I read the reviews. I noticed many warned other buyers about ordering their M3's a half size or even one complete size up from their normal running shoe size. My fear was that I'd end up purchasing a shoe too small or too large, but because the rest of the reviews were so favorable, I thought I'd give it a shot.
Because of the "W" in the title description from this particular seller on Amazon, I thought there might be a chance I would be purchasing a wide-width shoe (which I've never owned before), and therefore decided to go up only the half-size just in case. This ended up being lucky for me! :) The shoe came with a normal width, but the half-size up was still a perfect fit. I tried them out on my treadmill, and the more I wore the shoe, the better they felt.
Great shoe! They are everything I was looking for. The colors are bright, and they feel fantastic.