‘Pearl Izumi’s road-derived shoe is light, cushioned and stable, but it’s happiest on smooth, firm trails rather than knobbly stuff’
Outdoors Magic: Comfortable, roomy and easy rolling wth bundle of cushioning, the shoe doesn’t feel as big and clumsy as it looks.
Outdoors Tragic: Wobbly on knobbly ground, light tread struggles with slipperiness, slightly clumsy.
Outdoors Grabbit? Light, cushioned and easy rolling with loads of forefoot space, the EM Trail N3 is fine on firm, even trails, but feels tottery and clumsy on gnarlier stuff. Doesn’t like softer, slippery surfaces either.
Lightweight trail shoe / Transfer Dry mesh upper / Energy Foam cushioning / ESS forefoot rock plate / Dynamic offset outsole / seamless upper construction with lightweight reinforcement
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