Verdict from 5 experts and 15 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Waterproofing: Most runners appreciate the GTX material that keeps their feet dry and warm especially in cold and wet conditions.
  • Responsiveness: Some users say that the Nike React foam feels responsive and remains stable even on rocky terrains.
  • Grip: Several testers are satisfied with the shoe's traction on both road and trail surfaces; others mention that it grips impressively on both uphill and downhill runs.
  • Comfort: According to a few users, the shoe delivers a comfortable underfoot cushioning, especially on long-distance runs.
  • Durability: Many runners agree that the Pegasus Trail 2 GTX is durable.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Weight: A few runners notice that the Nike Pegasus Trail 2 GTX is heavy.
  • Breathability: Some testers mention that the GTX upper is not breathable and is making their feet sweat while on the run. 

Bottom line

The Pegasus Trail 2 GTX is a versatile running shoe that can take you around the city and into the trail. It features the Nike React midsole foam that delivers responsiveness and a durable bike tire-inspired outsole that grips well on varied surfaces. 

The shoe is a bit heavy but it offers impressive durability from its upper to the outsole. The GTX material makes the feet sweat but it effectively keeps them dry and warm in cold, rainy weather.

This trail shoe from Nike is suitable for long-distance, easy runs. 

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Nike Pegasus Trail 2 GTX: A versatile waterproof running shoe

Taking you from the road to the trail, the Nike Pegasus Trail 2 GTX will keep you moving in wet conditions. It is a versatile daily trainer that delivers waterproof protection for casual and professional trail athletes. Along with the waterproof protection is the responsive cushioning and durable outsole.

Best suited for:

  • Easy, long-distance runs
  • Light to technical terrain

Features of the Pegasus Trail 2 GTX

  • Waterproof - The GTX Invisible Fit provides waterproof protection without compromising the overall fit. It keeps the foot dry in wet condition and warmer on cold days.
  • Responsive cushioning - The shoe features the Nike React foam that extends from the heel to the forefoot. It delivers responsiveness for a smoother transition and stability for uneven terrain.
  • Durable, grippy outsole - The tread-inspired traction grips well when running uphill or downhill. The shockwave-like pattern on the outsole allows a smoother ride between the road and the trail.

How Pegasus Trail 2 GTX compares

This shoe: 86
All shoes average: 82
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This shoe: $160
All shoes average: $130
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This shoe: 10mm
All shoes average: 6mm
0mm 11mm+
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.