The Pearl Izumi EM Road M2 is a standard, daily running, support shoe with a lower offset, designed for a moderate overpronated foot motion.


Cushioning, support, flexibility...the Pearl Izumi EM Road M2 brings the best of these worlds together into one shoe.  Energy Foam in the heel and forefoot deliver soft cushioning and a responsive ride, while the dynamic midsole provides enhanced pliability.  Medial posting works to correct overpronation, and bonded overlays on the upper contribute to a stable, secure fit.

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Weight: 9.9 oz/280.7g (size 9)

Stack Height: 26mm (Heel), 18mm (Forefoot)

How it Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toebox Height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved


  • 1:1 Energy Foam in the forefoot cushions the foot on impact and returns energy back to the runner for a resilient ride.
  • 1:1 Energy Foam heel crash pad cushions the foot on impact and returns energy back to the runner for a resilient ride.
  • E:Motion is a EVA foam that offers a ideal balance of cushioning and support.
  • Dynamic Offset is a new midsole shape that works with the foot as you travel through the gait cycle, delivering a smooth responsive ride.
  • High Density Post slows the rate of pronation to provide support.


  • Blown Rubber Forefoot offers lightweight and flexible traction.
  • Carbon Rubber located along the crash pad offers increased durability.
  • Flow Line follows the patten of the gait cycle.


  • Transfer Dry breathable mesh keeps the foot cool and dry.
  • Bonded Overlays provide structural integrity and a stable fit.
  • Ortholite Sockliner provides amazing step-in comfort and long-lasting cushioning.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Grade:

  • Neutral
  • Minimum
  • Moderate
  • Maximum

Heel-To-Toe Drop (mm):

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road/Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

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