Current Mileage Purchase Date Retirement Date
453.74 04/02/2016 --

Pearl Izumi EM Trail N2

My first dedicated trail shoe, the Trail N2's felt fantastic right off the bat. The fit and comfort are much better than the Road M2's that I tried previously.

Right off the bat, during my first run in these shoes, I was pleasantly surprised at how good they felt. The shoe hugged my foot better than the Road M2's that I also have, providing a great fit all around my foot. My Road M2's have a foot box that feels a little larger and also does not provide the same comfort level of these shoes. The Trail N2 just seems to fit better around the entire shoe. 

Compared to the Brooks shoes I normally wear, the Pearl Izumi's feel much lighter. Traction in the shoes has been good, but as my first dedicated trail shoe, I'm unable to make any real comparisons. So far, I really like these shoes.


I only have around 70 miles on these shoes now, but I will say that my foot floats a bit in the shoe and it has led to hotspots and/or blisters. I want to love these shoes, but I just can't nail the fit.


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