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Pearl Izumi releases a new trail running shoe stable enough for any terrain.

Pearl Izumi, maker of performance footwear and apparel, announces the Trail N3 running shoe, which made its debut at The Running Event (TRE) industry show in Austin last week. This shoe completes the Neutral line of trail running shoes, featuring smoothness and cushioning over rocks, roots and the roughest terrain.

The Trail N3 offers maximum protection, traction and comfort for those running long distances over obstacles. It features the seamless upper technology that Pearl Izumi began using in 2003, creating a supple, supportive fit for technical trail running. Additionally, a new, stickier carbon rubber outsole compound has replaced the old outsole material used in the brand’s trail shoes to improve wet-weather traction. The shoes also feature a quick-drying neoprene tongue.

Pearl Izumi’s patented dynamic offset midsole allows the foot to move through stages of the gait cycle continuously and without pause. The Trail N3 is available at select retailers nationwide or online at

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