To know where you are going, you first have to know where you came from.
These are the moments that set our history in motion, and still push us forward today.
90 pounds. 38 miles.
Before there was a Pearl Izumi, there was a man and a bike. He rode that bike 38 miles a day, every day. Not for exercise or for the fun of it, but to deliver 90 pounds of clothing to his customers in a neighboring village.
The year: 1955. The man’s name: Kinji Shimizu. And in nine short years, he’d go from lugging clothing on a bike to redefining what every cyclist wore on them.
1 in 15.
In 1964, one of Kinji’s sons, Hiro, raced for the Japanese national team at the Asian Cycling Championships. The team ordered its usual fourteen cotton kits. And a special fifteenth.
After the races, the team director filled a helmet with scraps of paper with each racer’s name. As fate would have it, Hiro’s name was pulled. He won the special jersey. It was made in Italy and 100% nylon. Unlike anything he’d ever seen before.
Later that year, Kinji created his first kit based on that made in Italy design. He used only the best materials he could find.
Kinji continued pushing his concepts. He was endless in his endeavors, constantly researching new fabrics and studying the body in motion.
Over the next five decades, this obsessive approach led to innovation after innovation. Building the very foundation for everything we do today.
The newly refined Road H3 v2 is a stability shoe so plush and smooth, you can't help but smile with every stride.
The Finer Details
A stability shoe so plush and smooth, you can't help but smile with every stride. The newly refined Road H3 v2 features an improved midsole with more medial flare and fine-tuned foam densities, forming a super stable platform for highly flexible feet. Our 3-D Seamless Upper Technology provides a sock-like feel normally reserved for minimalist shoes, adding to the Road H3 v2's extreme comfort.
1:1 Energy Foam in forefoot cushions upon impact and returns energy back to the runner during propulsion
Seamless Upper provides support and structure in a lightweight, seam-free package
1:1 Energy Foam in heel cushions upon initial ground impact
Dynamic offset-shaped midsole features our most cushioned midsole platform and is biomechanically tuned for rear-foot over-pronation
High-density post at medial heel thru mid-foot is engineered for pronation control
Dynamic Offset: 4mm at initial contact to 7.5mm at mid-stance
Blown rubber in the forefoot and carbon rubber in the crash pad combine for premium cushioning and abrasion resistance
Heel Stack Height: 30mm (includes midsole, outsole and EVA Strobel board)
Pearl Izumi's Women's E:MOTION ROAD H3 v2 are absolutely amazing! The support that the E:MOTION ROAD H3 v2 provides is heavenly. I have rear-foot over-pronation which has been causing me a lot of pain lately but the E:MOTION ROAD H3 v2 shoes have completely corrected it. When I first put them on I just knew that this is what my feet needed. I feel like I'm running on air. I've even been able to run further and my pace has improved drastically. I love that I'm no longer in pain and can work on improving my pace and distance. Pearl Izumi's Women's E:MOTION ROAD H3 v2 are so comfortable I even wear them around the house. I also love how stylish they are. If you're looking for a new running or walking shoe then look no further. I highly recommend Pearl Izumi's Women's E:MOTION ROAD H3 v2!
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