First Run in Pearl Izumi EM/N2 Road – RunLog 12-26-13

Pearl Izumi EM/N2 Road - First Run on the treadmill 12-26-13
Pearl Izumi EM/N2 Road – First Run on the treadmill 12-26-13

Yes I got the Pearl Izumi EM/N2 Road running shoes for Christmas! Yeah it is a running shoe that Patton Gleason at Optimal Run recommended that I try back in May, but since I haven’t been able to find a pair to try on locally.

I have been very hesitant to order a pair online, especially with all the different reviews on how they actually fit other runners.

Once I tried the Skechers GoRun Ride 3’s and the way that the overlays bothered my tailor’s bunionette, the idea of a minimal upper (no or very few overlays) became more of a priority. The Pearl Izumi running shoe EM line’s uppers meet that need and are something that I have wanted to try, ever since Patton recommended them to me.

On a whim I put them on my Christmas wish list that my wife makes me give her every year. When that package came in from the online store and she would not let me open it, I kind of figured out that she had gotten them for me and I couldn’t wait to try them out. I usually do not run on Christmas Day, it ends up being more stressful to try to get a run in than it is worth. Continue reading “First Run in Pearl Izumi EM/N2 Road – RunLog 12-26-13”