Our verdict

If we were stuck with only one running shoe that can do it all, without a second thought, we'd pick the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37. It's a workhorse, and it fulfills this role too damn well! It can handle daily runs, long miles, and it doesn't do less in tempo sessions either. Even better, it's comfy and bouncy, generating a fun ride whatever the pace!


  • Bouncy and quick
  • Cushioned forefoot
  • Gender-specific midsole design
  • Smooth transition
  • Do-it-all trainer
  • Zero wear after 100miles
  • Excellent grip, dry & wet
  • Affordable
  • Roomy toebox


  • Runs warm
  • Not so stable

Who should buy Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37

Go for it if you're looking for a neutral daily trainer made mainly for easy runs and long runs. It also doesn’t shy away from tempo runs.

It’s a perfect go-to shoe that you can get on when you have no idea what kind of run or workout you’ll do for the day.

Who should NOT buy Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37

This shoe will not live up to your expectations if

  1. You need stability due to flat feet (see our best picks for flat feet) or
  2. You want a dedicated racer (look at the Nike Alphafly 2 then). 

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 vs Pegasus 36: 

Pegasus 37 received a total revamp and feels nothing like previous versions. Basically, everything is new in this iteration. But it's a good thing for the Pegasus - this update was very much needed.

Should you update? Absolutely. 

Look at how Pegasus 37 compares to the 36 and find out why:

Pegasus 37 vs. Pegasus 36

What got better

  • Improved responsiveness
  • More pop in the forefoot
  • Improved forefoot cushioning
  • Softer landing for women, stiffer for men
  • More durable
  • More appealing 
  • Lighter upper
  • More breathable
  • More versatile

What got worse

  • Break-in period needed
  • Heavier
  • Short laces
  • Not stable

Do-it-all shoe

This is the shoe for someone who wants to have just one running shoe in their "rotation." It excels as a daily trainer focused on easy runs and long runs. However, it can handle speed as well. We have thrown everything at it: fast 5k’s, marathons, recovery runs, and each time, it has proven to be really versatile. 

However, if you’re looking for a fast shoe, look at these Nike’s: 

  1. The race version of the Pegasus, the Nike Pegasus Turbo 
  2. Elite and race-ready Nike Alphafly 2

Hugs your foot, after a while

The Pegasus 37 has a comfortable and snug-fitting upper. It hugs nicely around the foot and disappears once you start running. In case you find it too snug, worry not, the shoe's upper stretches over time. It feels structured but not constricting. 

Pegasus 37 profile photo

Horrible rearfoot lock

The Pegasus 36 also had this issue too. While the pointed fin-like heel reduces stress on the Achilles, the heel doesn’t feel secure in general. We kept having heel slippage but it was manageable through a lace lock.

Bouncy AND quick

This shoe rides firm and forgiving at the same time. The new midsole and added cushioning lead to a more springy and responsive feel. 

In addition to that, we also felt that the propelled us forward slightly. It also felt snappy and certainly more lively at faster speeds.

Pegasus 37 flexed

Forefoot pops!

As the name of the shoe suggests, there is a Zoom airbag unit. Now, it’s twice as thick. It’s ideal for those who need more cushion at the forefoot, without feeling mushy. 

Thanks to this addition, the forefoot has a highly responsive toe-off. Nike even went a step further and adjusted the psi so the landing is softer for women (15 psi for women and 20 for men).

Pegasus 37 is durable for all your runs

We have really put the shoe's outsole through its paces: dirt roads, wet pavement, and mud. Turns out, it’s holding up absolutely amazing and seems indestructible.

After 100 miles, the shoes see almost zero wear! 

Nike Pegasus 37 outsole

Grabs everything in sight

The shoe's grip is excellent. It works well in both wet and dry conditions. Dealing with wet roads was no trouble at all!

Breathability: improved, but not good enough

The upper isn’t only affecting the fit, but also breathability. Thanks to the redesign that made it lighter and more comfortable, the mesh is also more breathable than Pegasus 36. It’s not the best quality of Pegasus 37, but it certainly is improved when compared to its predecessor. 

If breathability is a high priority for you, look at our collection of breathable running shoes.

Pegasus 37 mesh upper

Disappointingly short laces

The heel design might ask for the lace lock, but the shoe's laces are simply too short for this action.

True to size + wiggle room

It’s a comfortable, true-to-size fit with ample space in the toebox.

Nike Pegasus 37 toe box

Peg 37 is not exactly featherweight

When it comes to daily trainers, runners usually prefer shoes to weigh less than 10 oz. And even though the Pegasus 37 weighs 10.5 oz, it felt a bit heavy.

Here’s why: 

  • Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37: 10.5oz or 298g
  • Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36: 10.0oz or 283g
  • Running shoes (average weight): 9.8oz or 279g

Lacks stability

This is a neutral shoe so look away if your feet need motion control and stability. The issue is obviously a base that is not really wide and a midfoot that is narrow.