We spent 10.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Some people claimed that the underfoot cushioning system was comfortable and responsive to movements.
  • The upper unit was praised for hugging the foot securely without limiting movement.
  • The fabrics of the façade were lauded for being smooth and free of irritants like unnecessary seams.
  • Several runners complimented the lightweight structure of the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36, stating that the whole product didn’t drag their feet down.
  • According to a tester, the lacing system and the heel collar were able to hold the foot in place and prevent in-shoe quivering.
  • The gripping ability of the outsole was praised by those who have worn this shoe.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of purchasers claimed that the width profile of this shoe was narrower than their usual fare.

Bottom line

The Air Zoom Pegasus 36 was generally able to garner positive feedback from those who have tested it. This Nike running shoe was apparently comfortable and reactive to the natural motion of the foot. The fabrics that embody the façade are also considered to be elements that agree with the outline of the foot. On the other hand, there were a few reports of a too-tight interior chamber.

The 36th iteration of the Pegasus line is a neutral running shoe that’s made for the roads. Aside from normal pronation, the cushioning system can support the supinated structure of underpronators’ arches.

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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.