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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
    $120
  • Weight
    Men: 10.1oz
    Women: 9oz
  • 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: 29mm
    Women: 29mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 19mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Width
    Men: Narrow, Standard, Wide, Extra wide
    Women: Narrow, Standard, Wide
  • Release date
    May 2018
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  • 96 / 100 | Carlos Storms

    Nike Pegasus 35: Is the ‘Peggie` hype worth it?

    new Pegasus every year for as long as most of us have lived (since 1983). It is the workhorse of the Nike line-up. So the hype when the new Pegs was launched is understandable.

    Many runners I know have stayed up to date with the Pegasus from at least five iterations. So in general, the shoes have to keep improving every year to keep runners interested, that adds up to the pressure. Will the Pegasus stay true to the promise of a “shoe for every runner”?

    This years’ iteration has received a complete makeover, ballooning the hype, so let’s dig in!

     

    The new Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35

    Looks

    Nike managed to launch a shoe that looks unique even taking design cues in the heel collar from the likes of the Adidas Alphabounce such as the back of the collar and the tip of the tongue -without us seemingly noticing.

    The shape of the shoe is also more pointy and triangular from the side, making it look sleeker.

     

    The heel counter of the 35 is barely noticeable in pictures, but it makes a very bold statement in person.

     

    The minimalist look of the Pegasus 35 it’s the most appealing feature; its construction is understated, even concealing the flywire on the inside to make room for the bigger Swoosh.

    For the first time ever, the number 35 is translucent and big on the heel counter, making this the only real decoration it has besides the big Swoosh. On the sides of the midsole, there are wave-like lines that look high and clean and add to the effect of “flow”, this thing looks fast just sitting there.

     

    The visible number 35 on the heel area

     

    There are subtle cues from the likes of the Vaporfly 4% and the Zoom Fly, such as the triangular back of the heel - my favorite feature. It looks like it would feel different while running, but it is not really noticeable.

    The outsole looks like a Pegasus 34 except for the hexagons that have now turned to spikes. It looks more durable now, and we hope it really is.

     

    The outsole looks like a stretched-out Pegasus 34, again Nike is keeping what worked and improving it.

     

    One downfall of the look is the appearance of wrinkles on the sides of the midsole that happen almost after the first use, but it seems a small price to pay.

     

    Wrinkles appear almost the first time you use them.

    Fitting and Feel

    The feel of the boot inside is almost sock-like. I tried running without socks in them and it was barely noticeable. The inside has almost no seams to hurt your feet.

    The sock liner is the only detail of the shoe that is the same as every shoe at least since the Elite 8, but why change something that works, right?

     

    Look ‘Ma, no stitches!

     

    Regarding the size, I had to order a half-a-size more, but have had to do so with most of my previous Nike racing shoes. The shoe may be a little wider, but the vertical fit seems right.

    I would recommend not to pull the strings too tight when using them and to tie them almost where they are because they tend to get really tight.

    Also, one small negative detail was that the inside of the tongue stained my socks while running in the rain (I got the loud fluorescent orange ones) so my white socks got a bit of transfer but after a wash they were fine.

     

    The Pegasus staining my socks

    Performance

    Being an avid user of other Nike racing shoes such as the Streak 6, these feel reminiscent of that low, stable ride. Make no mistake, these shoes are fast, the transition feels propelling and quick, it makes your stride flow like nothing I have tried before.

    The stability is something else compared to the current React cousins. When trying out the Nike Odyssey React and Epic React Flynit, I could not get used to the lack of stability I felt, especially in sharp turns.

    I felt the React foam to make my feet strive for stability. The Nike Pegasus 35 do that trick perfectly, they offer a very good balance between a stiff like racing Nike Streak 6 and cushioning like Epic React, it is definitely the ample middle ground.

    Maybe their best trait is that snug stable feeling that makes you not notice the shoe after a while. I also logged my fastest mile ever during a 10K event on a hilly course, so they are really fast.
    For moments during a speed training, I felt like the heel collar was releasing the ball of my heel but it never happened. It is not a terrible feeling but one that takes getting used to.

    One upside is the traction, these shoes grip really well on concrete surfaces even in warmer climates. Also, the grip is excellent in the rain on concrete and if it wasn’t for the torrential rainfall dripping off my cap, I would have never guessed it was raining at all.

    So in summary, I believe the hype is well deserved for these daily runners, the Pegasus legacy lives on!

    Conclusion

    • The Peggies are fast, really fast.
    • The midsole is very well balanced between cushioning and stability.
    • The grip is superior to other Nike Racing series shoes.
    • The sock liner and inside are comfy enough to run without socks.
    • The looks are stunning and minimalistic.
    • The price is a little high but justified once you try them.
    • They are a bit narrow so going half-a-size is advisable if your feet are on the wide side.
    • The inside of the tongue might stain your white socks on sweaty runs.

    This expert has been verified by RunRepeat. Reviews are neutral, unbiased and based on extensive testing.

  • 96 / 100 | Zack Dunn

    Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35: Is it worth the hype?

    The Nike Pegasus series has been around for 35 years. Many of Nike’s best-known running shoes have been Pegasus shoes. I have run around 150 miles in the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35, and I can say it truly surprised me.

    Whether it was the full-length Zoom Air unit or the 33mm Cushlon cushioning, the shoe really does impress me in terms of running.

     

    First impressions

    When I first saw this shoe, I was caught by the bright colorways that Nike had made for it. It looked much more cushioned than any other Nike running shoe, which made me want to try it more.

    It had a very modern aesthetic and feel to it. I wouldn’t even hesitate to wear this shoe as casual wear. The overall appearance of the shoe was very pleasant overall.

    Upper

    The upper of the shoe is made of a form-fitting engineered mesh. It has a zigzag pattern which looks very modern and flashy. It is very breathable and works great in any kind of weather.

    It has flywire cables that adapt to the foot of the runner and keeps it secure. A good detail Nike added was a reflective strip on the back of the shoe which is great for night running.

     

    Durability

    In terms of durability, this shoe is amazing. The shoes have barely shown any wear and tear in the outsole or upper after tough mileage.

    The overall design of the shoes is very well made and very durable. They are durable for road or trails but better for roads. The only thing that concerns me in durability is the midsole, in which it creases and shows wear very easily after the first few runs.

    One thing I do like that Nike did in terms of durability was having the outsole unit of the shoe in a waffle design that helps the flexibility and grip capacity of the platform.

     

    Comfort

    In terms of comfort, these shoes really surprised me. In these shoes, Nike has added a full-length Zoom Air unit which is meant to be responsive for long distances.

    That being said I think the hype about that personally was a little overrated as I did feel good responsiveness but nothing extremely out of this world. The Cushlon foam that Nike uses surrounds that air unit and is meant to deliver durable cushioning throughout your run.

    The one thing I didn’t really find comfortable was the lipped heel which had little cushioning and caused some discomfort in longer runs. With that being said, I do think this is one of Nike’s best-cushioned shoe, if not the best in terms of comfort.

     

    Price

    The price of this shoe is a little pricey coming out at anywhere from $80 - $120. I do think the shoes are definitely worth those prices when it brings high quality.

    What I like about this shoe

    I really like the overall versatility of this shoe. These shoes can be used for really any kind of run, from speed runs to long recovery runs.

    I also like how you don’t have to be fast to run in these shoes, but you can be, and they’ll do great. I also really like that the design of this shoe is very modern and simple but not being overly flashy.

    Why you should buy this shoe

    I believe you should buy this shoe because it does great on any run and is made for most runs. It can go fast and is lightweight but still has the cushioning that’ll last you miles upon miles. This shoe truly does get the job done, and it’ll do you good no matter how fast of a runner you are.

     

    Conclusion

    In conclusion, the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 is an everyday trainer from Nike that is very versatile. They provide good structure and good cushioning for longer runs, and they’re lightweight and definitely can go fast.

    It doesn’t matter whether you're a beginner or a veteran; these shoes won't let you down.

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  • 100 / 100 | Sarah Windover

    The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35

    After 70 miles and 7 runs in my Nike Pegasus 35, I think I can confirm that they are a solid training run sneaker. When I laced them up for my 8th run in them, I realized how cushioned they were and comfortable for the entire 10 miles I ran in them.

    I couldn’t think of a better shoe to write my first review on, so here is my take on the Nike Pegasus 35 Premium shoe.

     

    These shoes do not look like they have been out of the box, let alone on a handful of long runs

     

    I have been running for almost 4 years now, and out of all the shoes I have tried, these are the ones I want to remember making the best decision to try them out.

    The Nike Pegasus 34 was a great model, but the 35 quickly replaced them when I decided to take a friends advice and try them out instead of purchasing another pair of the 34. They are definitely a step up from the Pegasus 34, which I used while training for Chicago and I even ran in my pair for the actual race.

     

    Solid training buddy

    Why I like this shoe

    I ran in my 35 on a 16-mile long run, training on the Hart Bridge for the Gate River Run. With some shoes, I might have blisters or pain in my feet after a long run, but I have no complaints so far about the Pegasus 35.

    Recently I have learned to size up in my running shoes, so the pair I have a 9.5 and they feel just right for my regular size 9 narrow feet. After trying out the 35, I don’t think I will be trading out this model until the next improvement Nike makes.

     

    Comfortable Nike Pegasus 35

    Pros

    • The material of the shoe seems very strong and should hold up for many miles
    • The Nike Zoom soles of the shoes are a unique shape
    • The insole of the shoes is very comfortable from start to finish
    • I like how the Nike logo is not overly visible and blends in with the color of the background
    • Great for running all distances and speeds, whether a 5-mile tempo run or 16+ miles
    • Lots of room in the toe bed and a comfortable heel as well
    • I could see myself using them to run a marathon and feel comfortable the entire race

    What I don't like

    The shoelaces are a little too fancy and thick, so they came undone during my first run. They have the metal at the ends, so if you aren’t used to double knotting the laces, this might be a challenge.

    I couldn’t double knot the laces if I used the top hole for lacing, although this is not a problem for me. Some wearers might choose to change out the laces.

    Performance

    As you can see, there are many more pros to this shoe than cons for me. After trying out several running shoes, this is by far my favorite.

     

    Easy 10 miles before Snickers Marathon

     

    Just a fraction of the miles I’ve enjoyed running in my 35

    Conclusion

    The Nike Pegasus 35 is a must try for any runner who loves the previous Pegasus shoes Nike has to offer. Just be warned that once you try the 35, you will say “Nike Pegasus 34, who?”

    And while marathon training isn’t easy, or training for any distance for that matter, why not invest in a pair of shoes that is going to take you past the finish line!

    Whoever said that running would be easy? It’s nice to know there’s a shoe out there that will make the miles that much better. So if you are ready to get speedy, this is your shoe.

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  • 98 / 100 | Chris Ovenden

    The Pegasus 35 after 250 miles

    The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 is a do-it-all workhorse trainer that you are going to want on your feet mile after mile after mile.

     

    Intro

    I went through a lot of different shoes, and blisters, before I landed on the Nike Pegasus line. Now I can’t imagine wearing much else for my everyday training. I started out in the Pegasus 34, and after going through 2 pairs and 1000 odd miles in those, I upgraded to the Pegasus 35.

    Needless to say, I’m a fan of the line (I even got my partner into a snazzy pink pair of 34 for her park-running), and the Pegasus 35 is an excellent addition that I can see myself coming back to again and again.

    Look

    The 35 follows much of the look of its older brother with a few tweaks here and there, the most noticeable being the change to the tread pattern, the lip at the back of the ankle, and the little fin on the heel.

    I opted for the grey upper with the orange tread, which I find a pretty striking and good-looking combo (so you can certainly look good when you turn up for your local park run – whatever time you run to).

     

     

    I’m not sure if I’m sold on the little fin sticking out the back of the heel.

    I’ve read somewhere that this is to make the shoe more aerodynamic, but I’m not sure how much advantage it can bring (or why you would need an aerodynamic advantage on a workhorse trainer – anyone looking for a speed boost should probably check out the Nike Streak 6 instead).

    When I first put them on I was catching it as I went downstairs quite frequently. I’ve largely adapted to it now and barely notice it.

     

     

    The little lip on the back of the ankle is a nice touch. I’ve suffered from Achilles problems over the years (as I’m sure we all have). I’m not sure if it was from my shoes rubbing, rather than my simply overtraining (more likely!), but the lip on the 35 means there is no rubbing on my Achilles, so any potential issue is avoided.

    As for the tread

    You have a change to a slightly elongated hexagon pattern which provides enough grip for pavement, gravel and light trails (I’ve not tried anything much more adventurous in them).

     

     

    All in all, I’m a big fan of the updated look and, like its older brothers before it, once I’ve put another 1-200 or so miles into them, I’ll happily keep wearing them to the gym and for everyday wear out and about.

    Fit and Feel

    I have slightly wider than average feet at the ball of my foot and pretty high arches (what my partner calls "hobbit feet") so I need something that is pretty snug I the midfoot and wider at the toe box. The Pegasus 35 doesn’t disappoint in this respect. The toe box feels roomy, without being sloppy.

    I feel like I have a lot of much-needed wiggle-room and space for my foot to splay whilst I can still get that snug fit through the midfoot. I find the heel fits nice and snug too and there are extra eyelets for a secure ankle lock if that is your preference (I find I do fine without).

    Comparing the 35 to their older brother the 34, I think the toe box may be just a touch wider (it certainly feels like I have more room). The wide toe-box and last also mean that the 35 (like their older brother) feel incredibly stable when running and turning at pretty much any speed.

     

     

    In terms of ride, the 35 have just enough cushioning that I feel my shins and feet are being adequately protected without sacrificing too much by way of transferring force in the ground.

    They felt very cushioned when I first put them on and I still feel like I’m getting some good shock absorption after 250 miles. I tend to use them for my easy and threshold runs, and I would be tempted to use them for a marathon.

    With that said, you could easily use these for speed work if you were just starting out, and I’ve certainly run a few dozen miles of intervals and sprints in them. If you aren’t interested in pure speed, these could easily be your go-to shoe from training all the way to your next 5 or 10k.

    Just to give an idea on sizing: My feet are about 25cm in length when I measure them from heel to longest toe (perhaps a smidge over), so according to Nike’s sizing chart that should put me somewhere between a UK size 6.5 and 7. I opted for the 7, which I feel gives a perfect fit: snug in the midfoot with about a thumbs width in front of my longest toe.

    I’m sure I could have sized down to 6.5, but having conducted an experiment with those sizes in the Nike Streak 6, I think that would make the toe box a little too snug for me at the sides and on top (even with half a thumb of length to spare).

    If you like a good deal of wiggle room (and don’t want black toenails) I’d suggest using the Nike sizing chart based on your foot length, but erring on the larger size.

    Weight

    My 35 came in at just under 250 grams (and bear in mind that is after 250 odd miles, so they might have shed a little rubber weight from the tread.

    It’s not the lightest shoe in the world, by any means, but it’s light enough that you can still get some speed and they won’t feel like a dead-weight after your 2-hour long run.

     

     

    Compare the 35 to their older brother, the Pegasus 34, which come in at 258 grams for my pair (400 miles), and the Streak 6 which I measure at 174 grams.

    You could certainly shed a few grams (73 to be exact) by switching to the lower profile Streak 6, and if you are looking for a racing shoe (and have run out of easy improvements to make elsewhere) then that might be the right move.

     

     

    But you lose a lot of the cushioning in the Streak 6, and those extra 73 grams turn the Pegasus 35 into an absolute dream to wear mile after mile after mile. In other words, if you want a do-it-all shoe, those extra 73 grams are a price well worth paying for the Pegasus 35.

    Wear & Tear

    As you can see by the pictures throughout this review, my pair of 35 aren’t showing many signs of wear: after 250 miles, the upper is still like new, and I’ve not noticed any warping in the footbed from use.

    The cushioning has been flatted down somewhat now, so the ride isn’t quite as soft as it was the first time I put them on, but they are still easily cushioned enough for me to run 16 miles in them on a Sunday and have my shins and calves feeling fine (give or take a bit of muscle ache!).

     

     

    The tread has proved pretty hard wearing. I mainly run on pavement and grass with a few dry mud trails and there is still a millimeter of tread left before the forefoot has been worn smooth.

    I’m wagering I can easily get another 1-200 miles out of them before they need to be retired (especially if I switch to running more predominantly on grass.

    Compare that to the Pegasus 34 which I ’ve probably put 400 miles into and are now worn smooth. A word of warning though: how much tread is left isn’t the be-all and end-all of whether your shoe needs to be retired (as I’ve learned to my detriment).

    If you are finding your shins aching after a run, it may be that the cushioning has gone from your shoes and it’s time for a change (even if they still look like sonic the hedgehog underneath).

    Conclusion

    The Pegasus 35 really is a do-it-all shoe if you’re new to running or not at the stage where you want different shoes for different training sessions or races. You simply can’t go wrong with it.

    It’s light enough that you can easily sprint your way to a new park run PB, cushioned enough that you could run your next (or even first) marathon in it, and stable enough that you aren’t going to be limping home after a long or tough session from a twisted ankle.

    For more experienced runners, the 35 is an awesome shoe for your easy mileage: fantastic ride that leaves your legs feeling fresh for the next day, and durability enough that I can see myself wearing it for another 200 miles. I’d even suggest it can be used for threshold running or cruise intervals to give the legs that little bit extra cushioning and keep them in good nick for race day.

    For more intense speed work I would probably switch to the Nike Streaks (or similar), especially if you are running your intervals in the 3:30/k range or lower, where you start to notice the extra weight on the 35.

    The only downside, to my mind, is that at £105 in the UK they are still quite pricey. If they drop to £75, as the Pegasus 34 did at various retailers, I think you have the perfect price-point for the perfect workhorse shoe for any level of runner.

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Updates to Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35

  • The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 is a running shoe that’s designed for those who have neutral pronation. It makes use of contemporary design to cater to casual shoe enthusiasts and fashionistas. The upper unit uses an engineered mesh that has a zigzag weave for durability. Flywire cables help to provide a secure and agreeable fit.
  • A full-length Zoom Air unit is used as the core cushioning unit of this running shoe. Contrary to the configuration of previous Pegasus models, the compressed-air cassette in this one runs the entire length of the platform. A Cushlon carrier hugs the Zoom Air technology, shielding it from wear and tear.
  • Two rubber compounds are layered on the outsole of the Nike Pegasus 35. The purpose of these features is to protect the rest of the platform and provide traction over the surfaces.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 size and fit

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 has a standard running shoe length. It follows the usual choices of consumers when it comes to size. The available widths of the men’s version are B – Narrow, D – Medium, 2E – Wide, and 4E – Extra Wide. The women’s iteration has the B – Medium and D – Wide options.

This running shoe has a foot-shaped last that follows the natural curvature of the human foot.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 has a waffle design—comprised of flex grooves and traction nodes— that heightens the flexibility and grip capacity of the platform.

A rubber crash rail is fashioned on the lateral side. Its purpose is to receive the landing impact and ease the heel-to-toe transition.

Duralon is a rubber compound that has a responsive nature. Aside from doling out traction and protection from surface abrasion, it potentially adds some more cushioning. It’s specially placed on the forefoot part of the outer sole.

BRS 1000 is a feature that’s made of carbon rubber. This material is touted to be long-lasting. Its purpose is to shield the platform from wear and tear.

Midsole

Zoom Air is a cassette that contains compressed air. This midsole material is also present in the Nike Air Zoom Structure 22. The one that’s used for the Pegasus 35 runs the entire length of the platform. Its purpose is to make the ride bouncy and to render more shock attenuation.

A Cushlon carrier covers the Zoom Air unit, sandwiching it and keeping it intact. It also provides cushioning because it’s fundamentally made of molded foam. The Cushlon is also designed to deliver durable and consistent underfoot cushioning throughout the run. 

Upper

The upper unit of the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 makes use of engineered mesh. This cloth-like material offers form-fitting and breathable coverage. A zigzag weave strengthens its structure, thus keeping it from easily tearing apart.

Flywire cables peek through the instep part of the façade, acting as the eyelets of the lacing system. These elastic strands adapt to the tightening and loosening of the shoelaces, thereby giving a secure yet customizable wrap.

A partial bootie construction uses a mesh sleeve and some padding to maintain a smooth and well-supported in-shoe experience.

A reflective strip on the back part of the upper makes the runner more visible, especially when running at night.

Other versions of the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35

The Air Zoom Pegasus is the longest-running running shoe model from Nike. It continues to impress runners of all levels. To completely utilize the functional design of the Pegasus 35, Nike decided to manufacture other variations of this running shoe. These special variations are designed to cater to the different needs of every runner.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Shield

This running shoe model is the water-repellent version of the regular Nike Pegasus 35. Designed for the roads, the shoe received special upgrades to help runners conquer slippery and wet routes.

The upper is made of durable, water-repellent materials to keep the foot dry. The seams are also sealed to prevent water from entering the shoe. The upper material remains to be light and breathable. The Pegasus 35 Shield has a completely different outsole material. It uses a Storm-Tread Wet Traction rubber for durability and grip.

This special variation of the Pegasus 35 is more durable and more expensive.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Premium

The Nike Pegasus 35 received a premium upgrade in this running shoe. The shoe is designed for beginners and seasoned runners. Along with its street-ready design, this women’s Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 offers a good balance of comfort and breathability.

The overall design of the premium version followed the regular Pegasus 35, but the cushioning was tuned for female runners. This running shoe features a few special design elements including a small Swoosh, metal aglets, wax laces, and leather tongue. All these are designed to give runners the premium look and feel.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 FlyEase

In this running shoe, the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 has received the FlyEase touch. The lace-free FlyEase closure is designed for an easy on and easy off of the shoe. The FlyEase system connects a hook-and-loop strap to the zipper. The bungee cords are specifically placed in the top for a secure fit.

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 FlyEase is available for both men’s and women’s versions. Featuring the sample technologies found in the Pegasus 35, the shoe delivers a balance of comfort, cushioning, and fit.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Mid Shield

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Mid Shield is the mid-cut version of the Pegasus 35. It also has a water-repellent upper and reliable traction for wet and slippery running conditions. This version is available at NikeiD.

The running shoe offers the same level of cushioning, comfort and fit. Since you can customize this shoe according to your preferences, you can absolutely choose your own traction and accents, and make it your own.

This mid-cut water-repellent version of the Pegasus 35 is available at $160.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Metallic

The Pegasus 35 features a metallic look in this Pegasus 35 Metallic version. This running shoe for women’s offers elegant looks without compromising performance, comfort, and fit. The shoe uses the same technologies and materials found in the regular Pegasus 35 to give runners the same responsive cushioning, comfortable feel, and smooth wrap. The metallic Pegasus 35 also features durable textile and synthetic upper materials.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Floral

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Floral is a special version designed for women. The upper of the shoe has a feminist twist but it still delivers reliable cushioning and comfortable fit just like the Pegasus 35. Aside from the floral design, another special aspect of this running shoe is the glow-in-the-dark outsole.

The men’s version of this running shoe is the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 with graphic design in its upper. The shoe has a tropical print across the upper, and just like the floral version, it has a glow-in-the-dark outsole material.

Special Editions of the Nike Pegasus model

Since its release in 1983, the Pegasus has established a great reputation in the running community. Because of its positive feedback, Special Edition versions of this shoe model were released. Some of these are the following:

Nike Air Pegasus ACG (1988) - The version featured a synthetic leather upper. It gave runners a great amount of protection. The shoe was designed for runners to have an alternative for off-road and wet running conditions.

Nike Air Pegasus A/T (1991) - The shoe was designed for all-terrain running. It featured synthetic black and grey leather.

Air Pegasus Racer (1991) - It was a lightweight running shoe designed for racing. The weight of the shoe is approximately 220 grams.

Nike Air Trail Pegasus (2003) - Designed for the trail, the shoe featured a tough waffle outsole for reliable grip. The shoe was also designed to give the foot comfort and protection.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus Mo Farah (2017) - The running shoe was designed to celebrate Farah’s achievement. Nike customized the shoe with personal details. It was available in red colorways, with Union Jack flag and gold accents.

Additional Info

  • The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus model was first introduced in 1983. The shoe was designed to be half air to constitute quickness and movement. It also has a Nylon upper.
  • The Pegasus was created by Mark Parker (Nike CEO), and Bruce Kilgore (Air Force 1 designer).
  • Nike Elite Runners who train in the Pegasus include Matthew Centrowtiz, Amy Cragg, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Bernard Lagat , Lelisa Desisa , and Timothy Cheruiyot.
  • In its 35th version, the Pegasus model is considered as Nike’s best-selling running shoe of all time.
  • The shoe was originally called as Air Wedge Trainer because it features the Air Wedge unit that is formulated to improve shock absorption.
  • In 1987, the children’s version of the Nike Pegasus was released. Since then, the kid’s version of the model has been part of the Pegasus line-up.
  • In 1996, the visible Air unit was introduced.
  • In 2004, the women’s Nike Air Zoom Pegasus was created to follow the anatomy of the female foot.
  • In 2006, a gender-specific design was introduced on the shoe.
  • In 2011, Flywire Panel was introduced in the Nike Pegasus 28.
  • In 2018, the shoe features the responsive Cushlon foam, which is specifically tuned for women.
  • The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 and its other variations are available in Nike iD customized design.

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