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The Pearl Izumi EM Road N0 is a racing flat ideal for longer distance road races.


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Chase down those PR’s with efficiency on your side in the Pearl Izumi EM Road N0. Built with Pearl Izumi’s unique midsole geometry to give you a quick transition and a responsive feel, this lightweight shoe is ideal for racing and speedwork. A thin mesh upper provides a seamless fit for reduced irritations on the foot, while a grippy outsole provides traction for high performance running.

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Weight: 6.3 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (16mm), Forefoot (11mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium 
  • Mid-foot: Medium to low
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box height: Medium to low
  • Arch Structure: Medium to low
  • Shoe Shape: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: Just ran Boston in this shoe. It's the first time I have run a marathon is a lightweight shoe or racing flat that didn'y give me blisters or black toe nails. The tongue of the shoe has a tenedency to slide down to the outside of the shoe but it didn't change how I ran and I didn't notice it much. I really wish this shoe had just a touch more cushion for the longer distance. I would buy it again and use it for 5k to half marathon distances.
From: Justin, Shell Lake, WI, USA. April 29th 2015

Comments: Very comfortable shoe, very minimalist feel. Soft and flexible right out of the box, great looks too. I have a fairly narrow foot and this gives me that little bit of snugness I like with perfect length. I wear size 10 in most shoes, ordered 10 in these and they are a perfect fit. I loved the original New Balance MR00 (not a fan of second version) and have been searching for a replacement. I have tried numerous 0 - 5 mm drop shoes without luck until these.
From: Jeff, Phoenix, AZ, USA. January 22nd 2015

Comments: Really liking these so far; replaced a pair of Saucony Grid Type A5s. Love the fit and ride although, personally, I chose to size 1/2 down from other Pearls; my normal size just felt a bit too long/sloppy. Recommend checking ShoeFitr against a variety of shoes you may wear to determine your best fit; in my attempt, scans of alternate shoes showed the image of the corresponding Road N0 to be just a hair longer.
From: Anonymous. May 16th 2014