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Pearl Izumi E:Motion Road N3 run shoe awarded Runner’s World “Best Debut” for Fall 2015

Media Contact:
Lauren Fallert
Verde Brand Communications

‘Smooth to the Max’ shoe makes smooth debut in Sept. issue

Louisville, Colo. (July 28, 2015)- Runner’s World has bestowed “BEST DEBUT” to Pearl Izumi for its all Fall 2015 E:Motion Road N3. The shoe will appearin the Runner’s World Fall Shoe Guide in the September 2015 issue, which hits newsstands August 4, 2015. 


According to an excerpt from Runner’s World review, “Testers praised both the fit of the flexible, one-piece printed upper that molded to their feet and the generous room in the forefoot.”

“I often hate training on asphalt because my ankles take a beating, but this shoe felt amazing and made me look forward to my days on the road,” said Runner’s World wear tester Kevin Davis when referring to the Road N3. “I don’t like the feeling of other maximal cushioning shoes—these felt like a sweet spot. The ride was so smooth.”

The Road N3 combines Pearl Izumi’s widest, plushest midsole platform and foot-hugging 3-D Seamless Print Upper Technology to create the ultimate in training comfort. We designed this shoe for the high mileage neutral runner, or anyone seeking a supple yet responsive recovery run shoe.

“We are very proud to be recognized for the Road N3 by the gear testing experts at Runner’sWorld,” said Mike Thompson, senior product line manager of Pearl Izumi RUN footwear. “It is always an honor to be a part of their thorough and trusted product testing and review process and it is an even greater honor that our work is being celebrated with this prestigious award.”

Pearl Izumi Road N3 Features:

  • 3D Seamless Print Upper Technology adds lightweight structure and upper integrity
  • NEW Dynamic offset-shaped E:MOTION midsole is biomechanically tuned for the neutral runner looking for maximum cushioning and all day comfort
  • 1:1 Energy Foam in forefoot (cushions upon impact and returns energy back to the runner during propulsion) and in heel (cushions upon initial ground impact)
  • Blown rubber in the forefoot and carbon rubber in the crash pad combine for premium cushioning and abrasion resistance
  • Dynamic Offset: 4mm at initial contact to 7.5 mm at mid-stance
  • Heel Stack Height: 27mm midsole and outsole
  • Price: $130

Pearl Izumi’s patented Project E:Motion technology delivers runners the smoothest experience possible. This technology combines a Dynamic Offset midsole, allowing the foot to move through stages of the gait cycle continuously and without pause, creating a fluid running experience.

Additionally, Pearl Izumi’s line of footwear stands out for its Next Generation Seamless Upper. This adds lightweight structure and upper integrity with unlimited opportunities for textures, layers and colors.

The award-winning E:Motion Road N3 is available now and can be purchased at select retailers nationwide or online at

About Pearl Izumi

For over 60 years, Pearl Izumi has been evolving and revolutionizing the design and manufacture of performance apparel and footwear for athletes who depend on uncompromising gear. Pearl Izumi products empower runners, riders and triathletes to be faster, more comfortable and to perform better 365 days of the year. In 2014, Pearl Izumi rooted its new world headquarters in the Colorado Front Range where it embraces strong influence, both culturally and structurally, from its Japanese heritage.

About the Runner’s World Shoe Lab and Wear Test

Every shoe reviewed by Runner’s World is first bench-tested at the Runner’s World Shoe Lab—an independent testing facility in Portland, OR. All shoes are flexed, pounded and prodded to see how well they perform. Shoes are then matched to one of 350 “wear-testers” in one of our three wear-test centers across the country based on their individual biomechanical needs and the shoe’s performance characteristics. Testers, who must log at least 25 miles per week, run in the shoes for about a month before submitting their evaluations, noting their total mileage run in each shoe and rating it for qualities including weight, traction, cushioning, support, lacing system and upper material comfort, among other categories. Runner’s World is the only magazine in the world to independently test running shoes in this way, in order to give its editors the most objective means necessary to determine which shoes are most deserving of award status. Because Runner’s World only tests and reviews the best products available, shoes that have been tested may use the “Tested by the Runner’s World Shoe Lab” label.