Pearl Izumi EM Road N1 is a performance running shoe for tempo workouts and racing alike. Designed for a neutral foot motion.


For tempo workouts and racing alike, the updated Pearl Izumi EM Road N1 gets the job done.  This neutral shoe uses a dynamic offset midsole for a fluid ride, with soft Energy Foam for impact protection.  The platform for this shoe has been widened to allow for more natural foot movement, while seamless overlays over the upper provide lightweight structure.  With enhanced flexbility and a lightweight design, this shoe is meant for speed.

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Weight: 8.3 oz/235.3g (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (22mm), Forefoot (15mm)

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Low
  • Arch Structure: High
  • 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. 


  • 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.
  • 3-D Seamless Print Upper improves next-to-foot comfort, offering a supple, sock-like fit that moves with the foot.
  • 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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