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A low-profile shoe for runners seeking a flowy experience over the trails, the Pearl Izumi EM Trail N1 offers minimal cushioning and a semi-firm ride.



Flow over the trail with the Pearl Izumi EM Trail N1. Designed to let you fly over a variety of terrain, this simple and lightweight trail shoe offers a responsive and protective ride. A supple and lightweight upper wraps and conforms to the shape of your foot, and a flexible rock plate guards you from unexpected hazards. Underneath, a grippy outsole provides multidirectional traction so you can run quickly and confidently. 

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Weight: 8.6 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (23mm), Forefoot (16mm)

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: Medium to low
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved


The EM Trail N1 is a minimum feature, minimum neutral trail shoe designed for racing and daily training.


  • 1:1 Energy Foam in the forefoot 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. 
  • Seamless Upper improves next-to-foot comfort, offering a supple, sock-like fit that moves with the foot.
  • Bonded Toe Cap protects the foot from hazards on the trail.
  • SBR Tongue resists water absorption without sacrificing comfort or breathability.
  • 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.
  • Carbon Rubber Trail Outsole provides multidirectional traction and durability.
  • Flow Line follows the patten of the gait cycle.
  • ESS Rock Plate consists of hardened foam that protects the foot from sharp rocks and stone bruising.

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

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