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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

11 reasons to buy

  • According to a majority of the reviewers, the Nike Air Pegasus ‘89 is a lightweight shoe.
  • A handful of users expressed that the shoe gives off a great comfortable feeling for the foot.
  • The shoe is breathable, said a good number of buyers.
  • Some users were really appreciative that the shoe can go well with different outfits.
  • Several reviewers loved the stylish look of the shoe.
  • Some of the reviewers claimed that the shoe is really durable.
  • A good number of buyers enjoyed the colorways of the shoe, saying that each colorways looked really cool.
  • Some of the users pointed out that the shoe is easy to clean.
  • Most of the buyers said that they would definitely recommend the Air Pegasus ‘89 to anyone.
  • The shoe is offered in a variety of colorways for a buyer to choose from.
  • One can purchase the shoe at an affordable price.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A few of the reviewers complained about the Pegasus ’89 as being a bit narrow.

Bottom line

The Nike Air Pegasus ‘89 is a variation of the classic Nike Air Pegasus that offers the wearer a rather comfortable and lightweight feeling for the foot. It also offers a breathable feeling due to the mesh material covering the upper of the shoe. With its stylish look, cool colorways, durability, and a rather affordable price, one can never go wrong about this pair of kicks.


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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 more snug.

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 in 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 a 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 their 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 a rubber for the outsole. This shoe is said to be one of the most retro’d 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 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.

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.

Fit & Sizing

Basically, the Nike Air Pegasus ‘89 offers the same average fit of the original Nike Air Pegasus. The shoe may not be favourable 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.

Notable Features

The shoe being really comfortable is what most of the buyers gush about in the Nike Air Pegasus ‘89. They loved how the shoe keeps their foot from hurting even after a whole day of walking around. They said that the shoe really felt comfortable on their foot. Most also were highly-appreciative of how stylish and cool-looking the colorways of the shoe were and how it can go well with their outfit of choice.

Additional Info

  • The Nike Air Pegasus 89 can be purchased at a discounted price in some retailers.
  • The shoe approximately weighs 10.8oz.
  • The material used for the upper of the shoe varies on when it was re-released.