Summary

We spent 7.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 26 Trail works excellently in packed dirt, rocky pavements, as well as mountain trails, as experienced by a number of runners.
  • A reviewer finds the shoe to be “surprisingly durable.”
  • Some users agree that the shoe is easy to clean, including the mud stains.
  • The Flywire cables of the shoe effectively allows flexibility in the midfoot area, according to a wearer.
  • A couple of runners have praised the heel cup’s adequate support, especially in the Achilles area.
  • Many buyers think the Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail is considerably lightweight for a trail shoe.
  • Several users rave about the Air Zoom’s exceptional cushioning.
  • The mesh upper of the shoe is comfortable and breathable, claimed numerous wearers.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some wearers observe the forefoot area of the shoe to be too tight.
  • One reviewer experienced poor grip of the shoe on slippery trail surfaces.

Bottom line

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail displays a strong and successful comeback as majority of its users expressed their satisfaction with the shoe. Positive comments include comfort, durability, functionality, and even support and flexibility. The shoe also showed lightness and breathability as its outstanding qualities. There were only very few negative feedback regarding fit and traction, but, overall, the Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail is a well-received trail shoe because of its reliable features.

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Rankings

Among the better Trail running shoes
A top rated Nike running shoe
Top 1% most popular running shoes
It has never been more popular than this August

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Author
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.

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