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The Pearl Izumi EM Road M3 is a standard, daily running, support shoe designed for a moderate overpronated foot motion.



The Pearl Izumi EM Road M3 brings stability to a whole new level of smoothness. This lightweight and supportive trainer features high mileage cushioning that treats you to a flowy ride, while offering plenty of energy return during toe-off for an energetic run. A seamless upper wraps your foot for a comfortable, irritation-free fit, and a carbon rubber outsole ensures traction and durability you can depend on.

Model Number:

Weight: 8.7 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (30mm), Forefoot (19mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How it Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box 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.
  • 1:1 Shock Absorption Foam in the heel diffuses the impact of ground contact through landing for protection.
  • 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 at medial forefoot slows the rate of pronation to provide support.
  • Carbon Rubber located in the forefoot and crash pad of the outsole offers increased durability. 
  • Flow Line follows the patten of the gait cycle.
  • Seamless Upper improves next-to-foot comfort, offering a supple, sock-like fit that moves with the foot.
  • Transfer Dry breathable mesh keeps the foot cool and dry.
  • 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 Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 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

Customer Reviews

Comments: I absolutely love these shoes! They are light and comfortable and feel like a min-support shoe (which I like the feel of) but actually have moderate support. I feel very quick on my feet with these shoes and have now gone through 3 pairs until recently switching to the H3 which have a heavier feel. Once I exhaust my mileage in my current pair of those I will be returning to the M3. I recommend with no reservation!
From: Anonymous. April 27th 2015

Comments: These are AWFUL!!! They break down quickly, the tread started to wear off in less than 20 miles and they lack the support of the old Pearl Izumi design. I give them 2 thumbs (and an arch) down!
From: Anonymous. February 4th 2015

Comments: I finally found a replacement for my Mizuno Wave Inspire 8 (9 and 10 don't fit me as well). It is a little snug in the forefoot (where I have a bunion), but otherwise fits nicely. I used them on the treadmill a couple of times (4-5 miles)and 10 miles outside today. Surprisingly my plantar fascitis did not flare up! I am so glad I gave these a shot.
From: Anonymous. 2/4/14