Summary

We spent 9.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

5 reasons to buy

  • A large number of purchasers liked the style and the look of the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 92 Premium.
  • Although few of the purchasers found these shoes stiff, the majority still agreed that these are pretty comfortable when worn.
  • A few reviewers emphasized that these shoes go well with a lot of different outfits.
  • There are a handful of color combinations available.
  • According to some, it feels surprisingly light.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 92 Premium fits narrow, according to the majority of reviewers.
  • Some purchasers found these shoes a bit expensive.

Bottom line

One of Nike's best sellers and an all-time favorite, the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 92 received a premium update through the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 92 Premium. With a premium one-piece leather upper from heel to toe, it surely is more desirable to the majority of purchasers. It is a comfortable shoe that matches a variety of looks, but it is a bit expensive for some.

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The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 92 Premium is available in men’s sizes ranging from 6 to 14 in D Medium width. The structure of these shoes provides sufficient hold and support on the feet considering its running shoe DNA, while the traditional lace closure allows a snug but adjustable fit. There is also an extra eyelet on the tongue to keep it secure. The tongue and collar are both padded to provide comfort around the ankle.

The premium update on the classic Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 92 makes the shoe more stylish and modern without losing the original silhouette's timeless appeal. One can easily rock it with any casual outfit as its overall design offers flexibility in terms of styling.

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 92 Premium is an updated take on the ‘90s classic. It features a chunky sole with a Nike Air Zoom unit, similar to the other Nike Air Pegasus versions. The compression-molded one-piece upper, however, utilizes a premium leather material from heel to toe instead of mesh.

Back in 1983, Nike designer Bruce Kilgore together with then Nike CEO Mark Parker and other Nike designers worked on a running shoe with an idea in mind – it should be an affordable option for runners. They came up with a simple-designed running shoe with a nylon and suede upper known as the Nike Pegasus. It received an official name change to “Nike Air Pegasus” when air-sole cushioning became one of the best options for runners. The 1987 version of this shoe had more air volume in the heel for improved cushioning, while the front part of the sole utilized EVA foam.

In 1989, the Nike Air Pegasus upgraded its material from synthetic leather to a soft and breathable mesh upper, while the Nike Air midsole and a rubber outsole retained. Its release received a positive response from runners that it became a hit and one of the best sellers of its era. This version inspired another bestseller from the line, the Nike Air Pegasus 1992 version. It took the synthetic mesh and leather upper with side panels, but the lateral reinforcements along the heel are much larger than that in the earlier version.

Fast forward to 2016, Nike launched a premium version of the Nike Air Pegasus 92 known officially as the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 92 Premium. The upgraded materials made the classic shoe look more sophisticated and even more stylish. It utilizes a premium leather on the upper, a Nike Air Zoom unit midsole, and a herringbone-patterned outsole.

  • The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 92 Premium also features a Nike Air Zoom sole unit for soft and plush cushioning and a herringbone-patterned rubber outsole for grip.
  • The Nike Air brandings are visible on the tongue and on the heel. The heel counter, on the other hand, displays the text “Air Pegasus”.
  • The “Olympic” colorway of this shoe model features golden aglets (the tips of the shoelaces).
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com