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  • Terrain

    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.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

  • Use

    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.

  • Price
    $125
  • Weight
    Men: 10.8oz
    Women: 8.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 30mm
    Women: 30mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 20mm
    Women: 20mm
  • Width
    Men: normal, wide
    Women: normal, wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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83 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 81 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    Too few runs to reach final conclusions, but the popular Peg 33 has a fine, firmer ride, a very supportive upper, a particularly smooth transition, and great outsole grip.

  • 90 / 100 | Executive Style

    If you're still rocking chunky, fussy trainers with more neon than a Las Vegas casino update to lightweight, breathable tech fabrics with minimalist style. Nike's Air Zoom Pegasus 33 Shield iD has all this plus the added bonus of letting you completely customise the colours of every element, right down to personalised text…say, your name or "catch me".

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Updates to Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33 Shield

  • The water-repellent version of the Pegasus 33 introduces a host of changes to enhance its already top-notch performance. Most notable update in this shoe is the water-repellent upper and water resistant bootie, which is where the Shield gets its name. It makes the shoe more all-weather friendly.
  • Giving the shoe more zip in the forefoot is the addition of the iconic Zoom Air Unit in the forefoot. With this update, there is better overall responsiveness whether one lands in the heel or the forefoot. Taking off is also improved with this update.
  • A more strategic placement of the Flywire cords evens out the pressure of the cables. This also improves midfoot hold and support throughout the shoe.
  • New reflective materials in the upper provide better performance when running in low-light conditions.
  • The outsole gets a serious makeover in this version as well. In the Pegasus 33 Shield, the hexagonal lugs now extend all the way to the heel on the medial side of the shoe. With these new lugs, traction is significantly increased.
  • A big update in the outsole is the removal of some of the forefoot grooves. It is replaced by a single, deep flex groove for flexibility. The new groove works with the Air unit in the forefoot for better and more responsive takeoffs.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33 Shield size and fit

Nike is fairly consistent in the fit of the Pegasus line. It means that the Pegasus 33 Shield continues to have great midfoot hold and heel security. The toe box has just enough room to accommodate swelling during long runs. It is a shoe that should be ideal for those with slightly narrower to standard foot measurements. The shoe generally runs true to size.


Outsole

Nike’s Waffle outsole is again utilized in this shoe with a new twist. The hexagonal lugs that used to stop in the midfoot now extend to the heel on the inner side of the shoe. There are the same crash rails on the lateral side, but with more cuts for better flexibility. An alteration in the upper also comes in the form of a single flex groove.


Midsole

A solitary Cushlon foam that spans the length of the midsole is basically the only form of cushioning material in the Pegasus 33 Shield. As it is full-length, the transitions from the heel to the forefoot are a bit smoother. There are now Zoom Air Units in the heel and the forefoot for enhanced responsiveness all throughout the shoe. This Zoom Air unit is present in the Pegasus 35 and other Nike running shoes.


Upper

An engineered mesh provides breathable coverage and an almost sock-like fit. The biggest improvement in this version is a DWR upper that repels water and an inner bootie that is also water resistant. There are 5 Flywire cables that are spaced out evenly for better distribution of pressure. A very soft inner bootie adds comfort and protection against the Flywire cords.


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