We spent 7.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Many people liked the aesthetics of the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35, emphasizing the freshness of the color schemes.
  • The zigzag stitching of the engineered mesh was appreciated because it kept the façade durable.
  • A lot of testers welcomed the full-length Zoom Air unit, which responsibly cushioned the foot and attenuated impact shock.
  • The grip capability of the outsole unit received praise from a lot of consumers.
  • Based on several runners’ responses, the Pegasus 35 functioned well across a variety of activities like speed training, even-paced runs, and even half-marathons.
  • Several wearers admired the overall design of the shoe; they said it is very comfortable.
  • A few wearers mentioned that the shoe has a lightweight construction.
  • The Pegasus 35 runs true to size, as mentioned in some user reviews.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A tester complained that the upper unit of the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 was a bit wide and that it didn’t hug the foot securely.
  • A few runners reported that the collar wasn’t too secure; the heel tended to slip off the shoe’s opening.
  • The outer section of the midsole unit creased after a few uses, according to a tester. Such an occurrence supposedly diminished the visual flair of this model.
  • The shoe is pricey compared to other road running shoes available in the market, said a few users. 

Bottom line

Many people liked the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35. They welcomed the color schemes, the sturdiness of the engineered mesh, the comfortable underfoot platform, and the traction-ready outsole. Moreover, the versatility of this model was lauded. On the other hand, several consumers complained of an inconsistent fit, as well as a decline in the quality of the aesthetics via the midsole creasing.

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.