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



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.

Model Number:

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