The Pearl Izumi Women's EM Trail N2 V2 Running Shoe helps you take on the roughest terrain yet. Its E:Motion midsole has an ideal balance between cush and support for the trail, and the midsole's dynamic offset design offers a surprisingly smooth ride. Energy Foam also cushions the forefoot, and it returns energy at each step off. The long lasting carbon rubber sole has aggressive lugs for multi directional traction on any terrain. Pearl Izumi also added an ESS rock plate to prevent underfoot bruising when you hit pokey rocks protruding out of the trail.