Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 92 History
One of the earliest running shoe designs released by Nike more than 30 years ago, the Nike Air Pegasus has been with a lot of runners both amateur and professional. The Nike Air Pegasus was originally designed by former Nike CEO Mark Parker and veteran shoe designer Bruce Kilgore, who was also then creating Nike’s first basketball shoe Nike Air Force 1.
Celebrating more than 30 years of existence, the first Nike Air Pegasus came out in 1983 for only $50 per pair. The shoe had a nylon upper with a light suede leather front with a heel counter covering. While the silhouette may not be that stunning, the Nike Air Pegasus has been a staple among running circles.
The shoe’s name came from Pegasus, the agile Greek flying horse that often charters the royalties. The shoe was noticed at that time simply due to the quickness, flexibility and superior cushioning of the shoe at that time.
The Nike Air Pegasus ‘92 in a White/Blue colorway came out only after six other model releases of the classic runner in 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991 since the original was released in 1983.
Obviously released in 1992, the Nike Air Zoom 92 took much of its silhouette influence from the Nike Air Pegasus 1989 which had synthetic mesh, leather uppers with matching suede panels and a reliable lateral reinforcement for shoe stability.
In 2013, Nike released a retro design of the Nike Air Pegasus 92 with the Team USA colorway which highlights the shoe colors worn by the 1992 US track and field team during the Barcelona Olympics. Meanwhile, the shoes have been released again in 2016 continuing the legacy of the popular 1992 version of the Nike Air Pegasus.
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 92 Style
The simple and clean silhouette of the Nike Air Pegasus 92 is projected well with a trendy and stylish play in upper materials of suede leather, quality rubber, and breathable mesh. The color play among these upper materials gives it a trendy and fashionable flair compared to other running shoes.
Among the most popular colorways of this retro running sneaker include the Team USA colorway with the red, blue, and white colors with hints of gold that reminisce the medal hauling American team in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Other popular color palettes include Black, Grey, and Bright Crimson.
Also popular among sneaker fans recently is the Rio colorway which mixes black, grey and Rio teal colors with graphic prints of Rio de Janeiro creating a nostalgic episode of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Fit & Sizing
The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus ‘92 generally runs true to size. It is kept in perfect fitting by a flat shoelace and a thicker tongue while inside the shoe is a soft removable sock liner. The retro running shoes are available in sizes for men and women with medium – D width. Size ranges from US size 8 to 13 for men and 5 to 12 for women.
For the most recent release of the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 92, the most notable feature is the Zoom Air cushioning unit that promises responsive runs and energy release that is ideal for performance running. The Nike Zoom Air cushioning delivers a cushioned ride and deflects impact to get that comfortable feeling even while running in long distances. The shoe also has a Phylon midsole while strategically placed rubber in various parts including the sole gives it more grip, traction, and durability.
- Overall upper aesthetics are composed mostly of compression-molded textile upper with synthetic leather and TPU overlays for comfort.
- OrthoLite removable sock liner insole for soft cushioning can be easily replaced to provide additional arch support.
- Among the celebrities spotted wearing these Nike Air Pegasus shoes include English model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whitely.