Project em road h:3 £99.99
madison.co.uk if running shoes can be opposites, then the H3 is the reverse of the N1: a stability shoe with Pearl Izumi’s maximum level of cushioning and biggest heel drop (which is still only a modest 3.5mm effective drop). The H stands for heel, as the shoe is designed for rearfoot pronators and controls movement with a subtle feeling medial post and shaped midsole along the inside of the foot. Stiff but light overlays on the upper help with structure. Although it’s necessarily quite a bulky shoe, the ride isn’t deadened by the stability features and the heel-to-toe transition is pleasingly smooth. The inner is soft and well padded too, and the breathable upper keeps things cool.