Pearl Izumi N2 Road

Pearl Izumi N2 Road

It is designed for a neutral foot is it the perfect shoe for daily training on the roads with moderate to higher mileage. I have a high arch and underpronate (also know as supinate) so these shoes are perfect for me as they seem to guide my feet to land in a better position when running.

Smooth – that was my first impression.  A 21k run in Whistler is never easy but it felt a little easier than it normally does – I am convinced the responsiveness of these shoes helped.  Nice comfy fit and always a test for a good shoe if you can run 21k with no rubbing on the first time out.  I have the N1 which is more of racing shoe and I really loved how it seems to help guide me to run more efficiently.

I needed a pair of shoes for longer training runs I decided to try the N2 which is a shoe designed for longer runs with more stability.  It does indeed do as well, if not better than the N1.  It has a “dynamic offset” which assists with a more balanced foot strike.

Not a race shoe but perfect for longer training runs and easy recovery days.  I have now run 80k in these shoes within the first 2 weeks of trying them and would highly recommend them.  The upper is very light and seamless which certainly helps for a comfortable run. My only criticism is the tongue which rolls to the side but this did not actually cause any issues or rubbing.

In summary – a fantastic road training shoe for your higher mileage runs and anything that isn’t speed work.

Janette Purdham
Kintec Race Team

No Comments

Post a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Looking for your Perfect Fit?
All footwear and brace fittings at Kintec are now done through our reservation-based system call One2One.

Reserve your FREE One2One fitting today for a personalized fitting journey with a Kintec Fit Expert.
Book Now
close-link