The EM Trail M 2 v2 from Pearl Izumi combines bi-lateral mid-foot posting with a snug-fitting Seamless Upper and heightened outsole traction in a rugged yet fast footwear package. Awesome adventures are literally at your feet with this shoe's unmatched blend of nimble security, stability and comfort on even the most daunting technical trails. The seamless upper creates a supple and supportive fit for technical trail running. Bi-lateral mid-foot posts are trail-tuned to keep feet on top of the midsole platforms in technical terrain. ESS Forefoot rock plate to protect feet against stone bruising and rock push-through. The aggressive, multi-directional Carbon Rubber outsole offers superb traction and abrasion resistance. 1:1 Energy Foam in the forefoot not only provides added cushioning upon impact, but it also returns energy back to the runner during propulsion. E:MOTION midsole, the EM Trail M 2 v2 is biomechanically tuned for a mid-foot pronation running gait.