|There's mud on my new shoes!|
I promised a product review of my new Pearl Izumi Project Emotion running shoes courtesy of Shu's Idaho Running Co. so here it is.
I have been running in Asics Kayanos. They have a lot of stability and cushioning and I LOVE them! I thought that a free pair of shoes meant it was a good time to try a neutral runner. I was right! I recently competed in the 2013 Burley Spudman Triathlon – more on that later. I took my new shoes for two short runs before the 10K leg of the Spudman and decided to try them out in a race. So, after about ten miles with the new shoes, this is what I know.
The Pearl Izumis are LIGHT and comfortable! The upper is soft all over and I have no toe/nail/blister problems after a six mile run.
Definitely a road shoe as the sole is very smooth. They were okay over 2 miles of dirt and gravel during the race. We had a little rain and they felt slippery on the wet pavement.
The verdict? The Pearl Izumi Project Emotion is a great road racing shoe, but I wouldn’t recommend them for wet conditions. It is oh, so comfortable! I will stick with my Asics Kayanos for off-road and inclement weather. They are heavier and I still think they are a very good training shoe. I will save the PI’s for days when I need speed or I am feeling self-indulgent or when my toes feel beat up from a long run in the Asics.
Two great pairs of shoes - one happy runner!
|Mud. Proof that they've been worn off-road.|