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Pearl Izumi Men's EM Trail N2 v2 Running Shoe
$35.97 - $120.00
- Synthetic sole
- Lace-up vamp and padded collar for support and comfort
- Offset-shaped emotion midsole for gait
- Energy-returning forefoot cushions
- Multi-directional rubber outsole for traction and abrasion resistance
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How did we improve the award-winning trail n 2? 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.
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Origin: China
- ASIN: B00QYBO6KO
- Item model number: EM TRAIL N 2-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: November 17, 2009
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Top Customer Reviews
I love these shoes and I am getting a female version for my wife!
Downsides: 1) I ran in the rain the other day, and had a couple of small stream crossings on the trail -- these guys don't drain well. 2) The big thing, though, is how quickly the outsole is wearing (see images). I run and walk in these two or three times a week, for a total of maybe 10 miles a week, and that's been built up slowly (I'm recovering from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident) since I got these. Probably 80% of that is on improved multi-use paths, with the remainder being steep, rocky, heavily rooted singletrack. They're not going to last anywhere near as well as the last few pairs of Merrells I've had, and at this price point, from this manufacturer, that's disappointing.
They are comfortable enough to wear without socks, but you shouldn't. They will get super stinky. I threw my last pair away in California because they were too stinky to take back on the plane. They probably had a bit of life left in them.
I'll probably a different model of shoe as long as they keep making these.
I’ve been using these for both trail running and for hiking. I have about 20-25 miles on them running trials, and about 90-100 miles on them hiking.
For trail running they are fantastic. I had been using New Balance 510v2 as my last trail runners (loved the feel of them), but felt like I needed more protection. I tried moving to the New Balance 1210v2 Leadville but really didn’t like how they felt, so I exchanged them for these Pearl Izumi trail runners.
They are extremely comfortable. I purchased a half size smaller than my old new balance shoes (the 510v2), and found the size to be around the same (I know this is opposite of what most people are reporting). The grip is excellent on everything except wet rock (be careful), and they seem pretty durable.
For hiking I’ve found them to be very good as long as I keep my weight down. I’ve been hiking some pretty rocky portions of the AT, and second hike I made with these I was carrying about 35lb (more than normal), and had some sore feet at the end of the day. The next day with only about 22lb in the pack my feet felt great all day. This seems to be about normal, if my combined weight is under 200 I feel great, but once I get around the 210 my feet do feel sore toward the end of a long hike. This isn’t the case when I wear boots or other hiking shoes.
Bottom line; if you are a trail runner these are awesome. If you are a light hiker these are awesome. If you are heavy, or like to carry heavy packs, you may want to stick with some heaver and more protective shoes/boots.