Offering a super smooth transition and superior shock absorption, the Pearl Izumi Women's EM Road N3 Running Shoe caters to neutral runners racking up significant miles on a regular basis. As Pearl's plushest road offering, the N3 provides maximum comfort on long distance runs and recovery efforts alike. The 27 millimeter stack height is indicative of its highly supple feel on the road. Keeping the N3 incredibly smooth from initial heel strike to toe off, the Dynamic Offset midsole facilitates a gradual transition throughout your gait. The result is a sublime running experience that's biomechanically in tune with your body. Further enhancing the shoe's well cushioned feel, 1:1 Energy Foam along the forefoot and heel dissipates shock while creating a responsive ride. And since it's designed for long distance efforts, the N3 uses a hybrid of blown and carbon rubber for an ideal balance of grip and extra abrasion resistance.