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Review overview

Performance 10
Design 9
Price 7.5

Summary

8.8 Excellent The Pearl Izumi Trail N2v3 is a spectacular shoe that has an array of impressive qualities. The pair is heavy-duty, robust and bests all other running shoes. To our utter dismay, the brand will not be manufacturing any new models.

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The Pearl Izumi Trail N2v3 is a spectacular shoe that has an array of impressive qualities. The pair is heavy-duty, robust and bests all other running shoes. To our utter dismay, the brand will not be manufacturing any new models.

Pearl Izumi Trail N2v3 Performance

The upper of this excellent model is very commodious with 3D printed outlays on it with nothing stitched on it. This insures that the pair does not chafe easily and the feet do not get too sweaty. The shoe is breathable, airy and drains water and dirt smoothly. The fore of the shoe is appropriately spacious without being loose. The toe box is thus broad and secure without being slack. It fits the whole foot, from ankle to toes snugly. It is suitable for a wide range of people. However, if you have narrow feet, then you might find it less solid.

The outsole of Pearl Izumi Trail N2v3 is less on the soft side and more on the firm side without being uncomfortable. It is not too cushioned, but it is not rigid at all either. The quality of it being less plush is what makes the shoe a high-end one, as this increases speed and responsiveness. The feel of the shoe is great whether running on a relatively smooth surface or a rather rocky one. With Izumi’s signature E:Motion technology and EnergyFoam installed in every part of the midsole, the shoe is very sturdy. The rubber outsole with adequately small yet adhesive lugs promises agility and smoothness on every terrain. The sole unit’s rock plate makes certain that the foot grip even on rocky areas is secure. The shoe is lasting and not much affected by dirt which helps it remain clean for longer periods. Neither is this pair a minimalist nor is it a maximalist.

Pearl Izumi Trail N2v3 Design

The Pearl Izumi Trail N2v3 is an absolute beauty. It leans on the heavier, bulky-looking side though yet is stunning at the same time. There is not much difference in design when compared to the previous model of this series apart from the design of the outlays, as this one features a 3D print and seamless design on the upper. But once you start running in the shoes, you can feel that there is a huge difference, and this one sure is a step ahead than the N1, N2, and N3. The color scheme is subtle and not too bright. It is a neutral running shoe perfect for a hike up the mountains. You can use it for your daily training too, though.

Pearl Izumi Trail N2v3 Price

At $125 these shoes are definitely very expensive. However, these are the best ones out there with no demerits and a broad range of high-class features. The pair is highly durable so you would not have to buy a new one anytime soon. It is a one-time investment that is totally worth the bucks.

Shoe Info

  • Weight: 10.5 oz
  • Heel-to-toe Drop: 8mm
  • Height of Heel: 26mm
  • Type: Neutral
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