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We spent 7.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

12 reasons to buy

  • Many sneaker fans of the Nike Air Pegasus ‘92 appreciate the designers for retaining most of the aesthetic looks of the popular 1990s running shoe.
  • A good number of runners valued the Zoom Air cushioning unit that makes them run faster with more responsive and energetic run.
  • Many runners felt the shoe is bouncier than its older releases as the responsiveness to the ground is felt instantly on every stride.
  • Several reviewers like the old school swag of this retro runner that is trendy and stylish with a good play of colors and natural finish.
  • Some customers are impressed at how enduring the Air Pegasus silhouette as it never goes out of style and has been improving every time Nike releases a new model.
  • A good number of buyers complimented the design’s rubber details and lightweight materials for the upper like suede leather, mesh, and rubber.
  • For a classic running sneaker, the 1990s shoe can still navigate a good run without easily wearing out promising durability for every sneaker.
  • Some runners like that the shoe is well-balanced in its components ensuring long-term
  • Side mudguard paneling helps keep the shoe clean as dirt is easily wiped and washed away, according to some customers.
  • Plastic panels at the back heel of the Nike Air Pegasus 92 add more support and retain the shape of the shoe.
  • A good mix of mesh and nylon material for the upper has kept the shoe cool and breathable even during extended runs, according to comments of many customers.
  • Removable Ortholite insoles of the Nike Air Pegasus ’92 can be replaced anytime, which is a positive feature of the shoe according to some flatfooted runners and walkers.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners complained of poor arch support and thin sole material that makes running on uneven surfaces difficult.
  • A few noticed that the running shoe lacked thicker padding in the collar which becomes uncomfortable and causes blisters after long runs.
  • Some thought that while the waffle sole gives a certain nostalgic feel, Nike’s Pegasus 92 doesn’t hold well or provide traction on some surfaces.

Bottom line

In its more than 30 years of existence, the Nike Air Pegasus has the staying power among sneaker fans because of its high quality and comfortable materials and features. In the Nike Air Pegasus 92, the recent re-issue of this popular model continues the legacy of the 1992 runner with lateral reinforcement, heel giving it stability and superior cushioning. For the Zoom Air cushioning alone, this $120 per pair sneakers is an affordable buy for serious runners who want a stable ride and comfortable run.



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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.

Notable Features

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.

Additional Info

  • 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.