About a month ago I started to rethink how I can improve my running. My gait was kind of "weird" and totally off. According to my coach the stride was not as efficient as it should be. The toe off was totally off. I started to look at old running pictures when I used a 4mm drop shoe, the first generation Kinvara and the gait was there! So I have decided to move to shoes with a lower drop and no extra bling or bells. That is why I'm so excited to read about Pearl Izumi's new project E:Motion. Just rubber with an dynamic off set. I really appreciate shoes with a nice smooth transition and a great road feel. I'm pretty sure the new E:Motion shoe will deliver that. The shoes has been in the makings for over 3 years and Pearl Izumi are covering all the grounds. Race shoe N2, trainer N2, trail shoe EMN1 etc...Here is a great link to all the shoes of Pearl Izumi E:Motion line (The first part is in Swedish but the info about the shoes English) http://www.shimano-nordic.com/publish/content/global_cycle/sv/se/index/news_and_info/news/pearl_izumi_e_motion.html
Here is what Pearl Izumi says about the new project:
Here is another sneek peak of the Pearl Izumi E:Motion line:
Tim Olson of Pearl Izumi Ultra Team used the trail version of E:Motion when he smashed the record during Western State 100!!
The N1 and N2 are the shoes I really like to try and I cant wait until Feb 2013 (some stores will get them early Dec 2012) when the E:Motion line get released. Hopefully I'll get the chance to use these shoes in my upcoming races like Boston 2013! I'm going to updated my blog with reviews and thoughts.