First Look: Pearl Izumi E:Motion N3 trail

Pearl Izumi EM N3 Trail

Following on from the EM Road N3, which featured in our April issue shoe guide, Pearl Izumi have announced a trail version of this maximum cushioned, neutral running shoe.

Sporting similar 'over-sized' looks, the shoe uses many of the road features like the midsole and the one-piece upper, but with some trail specific changes and new additions including high abrasion mesh around ankle and collar for improved durability, a rock plate, a larger perimeter forefoot for a wide and stable platform on technical terrain and a more aggressive lug configuration for added traction and mud clearance. 

There are also male and female specific fits too, though no extra details on that at the moment but we will be testing them thoroughly as soon as they arrive. They'll retail for £99.99, so depending on wear could be a decent mid-range option. Time will tell...