Fit & Sizing
Basically, the Nike Air Pegasus ‘89 offers the same average fit of the original Air Pegasus that Nike released in the early 80s. The shoe may not be favorable to those who do not have the standard foot width, since the shoe may run a bit narrow, especially to those who have wide foot.
This Pegasus ‘89 is offered in both men’s and women’s sizing. For men’s sizing, the sizes offered ranges from size 4 to size 14. Women’s sizing ranges from size 4 to size 12. Half sizes are also available. The shoe is offered in medium width.
Nike Air Pegasus 89 Style
The Nike Air Pegasus ‘89 is a shoe that represents versatility. The shoe can fully function as both a fitness shoe and a casual shoe. One can regularly use the shoe when going for a hike or training in the gym, complementing any hiking or training outfits. The shoe can also be a great choice for any casual, daily, or fashion use.
It can very well be a good finish for any street-style look. It can also be used for one’s day-to-day routine such as work or when running errands. The shoe is perfect when paired with a pair of skinny jeans, jogger jeans, joggers, shorts, and even leggings for women.
Nike Air Pegasus 89 History
Back in 1983, the Original Nike Pegasus was first released. The original silhouette was designed by Nike CEO, Mark Parker, Bruce Kilgore, and the other Nike designers who helped in designing the Nike Pegasus. The shoe was then called a “rainy day” looking running shoe because of the gray and navy colorway. Though this 1983 version of the shoe may not be really that attractive, its simplicity eventually became essential in the coming years.
By the year 1985, the Nike Pegasus GX was released. An iteration was made on the silhouette with the Nylon material used on the upper being replaced with breathable mesh and textile material. The key elements of the Nike Pegasus GX were explained in a Nike campaign that was featured in the 1985 Runner’s World issue. In the ad, it was shown that the shoe features an EVA foam midsole which provides a 13% rearfoot cushioning and a 15% cushioning in the forefoot. The shoe may look a whole lot like the original Nike Pegasus, but the fit of the Pegasus GX was snugger.
The third variation of the Nike Air Pegasus was released in the year 1987. It was in this version of the silhouette that it was officially called the “Nike Air Pegasus”. Michael St. Laurent, a Nike shoe developer gave focus on the improvement of the materials of the EVA midsole. An additional volume of air was given in the heel of the shoe to offer more cushioning and an EVA foam was used for the front of the shoe. Michael’s trips to the Korean factories really were of great help as it successfully helped in developing the quality of the shoe, resulting in selling over 5 million pairs of the shoe in just a few weeks.
The following year, the Nike Air Pegasus 1988 came out. The shoe proved itself as one of Nike’s top-selling shoes. An iteration was given to the shoe, switching the materials used into synthetic leather for the upper and rubber for the toe guard. It provides the runners an option for the rainy weather. Also that same year, the Pegasus Plus and the Pegasus ACG were released as part of their women collection. It was also that year that Nike released its athletic shoe exclusive for women.
In the year 1989, Nike dropped another variation of the Nike Air Pegasus. The Nike Air Pegasus ‘89 features a rather soft and breathable mesh/leather upper, the Nike Air midsole, and rubber for the outsole. This shoe is said to be one of the most retro running shoe until the present. This model was released with a variety of colorways. The most notable release of this shoe was the Nike Air Pegasus Berlin in 2009 which was in honor of the fall of Berlin wall in the year 1989.
Throughout time, various Air Pegasus colorways and iterations were released for the Nike Air Pegasus 89, allowing the people to have more choices when getting a pair of this classic shoe.