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Pearl Izumi N3 Trail

Pearl Izumi N3 Trail

Price – $135

Weight – 10.7 oz

Heel to Toe Drop – 4 mm


The Pearl Izumi N3 Trail is a light stability option for runners who typically have only heavier shoe choices. The N3 is surprisingly light and responsive for a stability trail shoe. Pearl Izumi has dialed in simple features such as the seamless upper, integration of the Energy Foam and rock plate. All of these features are discretely hidden and yet significantly appreciated. Like some of the other Pearl shoes, the N3 can be easily over looked for its simplicity. However, once the runner really puts some miles on these bad boys, you begin to see the shoe shine. One of the testers even used the shoe on mile intervals on the road at 5:15 pace. The N3 really nicely surprised the testers. One note is that that forefoot is especially wide, in comparison to traditional shoes.


TAUR Tester Rating based on a 5 Cairn scale

Upper — 3
Midsole — 3.3
Outsole — 3.3
Appearance — 3
Performance — 4
Fit — 3
Durability – 4
Overall — 3.4

TAUR Tester Quotes

“A very solid shoe.”

“More responsive than it appears.” 

“A cushioned shoe with a spirit to run.”

  • Pearl Izumi N3 Trail
  • Pearl Izumi N3 Trail
  • Pearl Izumi N3 Trail
  • Pearl Izumi N3 Trail
  • Pearl Izumi N3 Trail
  • Pearl Izumi N3 Trail

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