Verdict from 5 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Many sneakerheads love the combined functionality and aesthetics that the Nike x Gyakusou Zoom Pegasus 36 has to offer. 
  • A large number of sneaker fans love the detailing of the shoe like the rose graphic and the type on the toe box that make it stand out. 
  • Several users like how the shoe makes their feet look slim and longer when worn. 
  • A number of reviewers like the colorways available that allow you to pair it with a lot of outfits and it instantly adds flair to the whole look. 
  • Numerous customers claim that the Gyakusou x Nike Pegasus 36 construction is great and it has quality materials that don’t crease easily. 
  • A lot of customers claim that the shoe is very light and perfect for long walks and runs. 
  • A large number of users praise the sneaker for its Zoom Air units that are strategically placed on the forefoot and midfoot that provide excellent cushioning and support when worn. 
  • Several runners claim that the water-resistant upper really keeps water away and keeps it dry when running through wet grass and mud.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer is dismayed that it doesn’t come in sizes bigger than 12 for men. 
  • A runner claims that the toe box feels a bit tight. 

Bottom line

The Nike x Gyakusou Zoom Pegasus 36 is excellent functionality and fashion all in one. It’s very comfortable and provides great support for long walks and runs. It gives great grip and traction for both pavement and off-road. The water-resistant and quick-drying upper is breathable and light. The new street style look is a huge upgrade from the standard Pegasus 36 Trail

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Good to know

The Nike x Gyakusou Zoom Pegasus 36 runs true to size and is built on a unisex shoe construction and available in US sizes. The mesh upper is breathable and perfect for any weather condition with its quick-drying feature. It has an offset lacing system that conforms to your foot better and the trail-inspired toggle lacing system allows easy pull and locks to secure.

The Nike x Gyakusou Zoom Pegasus 36 is Nike’s latest collaboration with renowned Undercover designer Jun Takahashi and his GIRA (Gyakusou International Running Association) club. Takahashi’s zen Buddhism and rebellion-infused counter-culture knowledge imprint on Undercover has continued to house the fashion-forward as well as host backward runners.

The trail-running favorite Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 gets a streetwear makeover inspired by the rebel spirit of running that started in the 1970s. It combines fashion and function with its sole treads made for both the soft ground of forest paths and city pavements and an upper that’s dressed in breathable and quick-drying materials in either Sport Red or Mineral Yellow.

It keeps the “balance/chaos ethos” of Takahashi with a rose graphic coming out from under the white lateral Swoosh, a “Gyakusou Went The Distance” type on the toe box and brand emblems. It’s a head-turning pair that goes well with basic or sporty outfits you can bring to the streets and off-road.

Nike and Undercover’s Jun Takahashi relaunches the trail-running favorite Pegasus 36 Trail in the Nike x Gyakusou Zoom Pegasus 36. It has the same reliable features in a new streetwear look inspired by the bold rebel spirit of the 1970srunning revolution.

It retains the foam midsole with Zoom Air units that provide cushioning and support. It has the same rubber outsole with flat-topped multidirectional lugs that grips dirt and gives excellent traction. The removable cushioned insole offers custom orthotics. 

The upper is all new and upgraded featuring a water-repellent mesh that helps drain water and is quick-drying, breathable, and provides weather protection for off-road runners. The added toe cap and heel overlays provide reinforcement and stabilize the heel to deflect unwanted trail debris.

It has an offset lacing system designed to conform better and follow the anatomy of your foot. The trail-inspired toggle lacing system allows easy access and locking with a simple pull. It has a heel tab that helps you ease into the shoe when wearing. 

For aesthetic detailing, a bright rose graphic that comes out from under the white Swoosh highlights Takahashi’s “balance/chaos ethos” with its petals and thorns. The Gyakusou Nike Pin Wheel on the heel represents a sunburst logo based on a promo gear from 1976. The “Gyakusou went the distance” type on the toe box area is a tribute to a Nike running advertisement from the 70s.  the Gyakusou International Running Association’s “reverse running.”

Gyakusou got its name from a Tokyo-based running group that runs counter-clockwise around the city’s parks. It’s a collaboration between Nike and Undercover designer Jun Takahashi and his GIRA (Gyakusou International Running Association) club. 

They’re back for another collaboration that looks into the running revolution of the 1970s. The bold rebel spirit during that era driven by individuals running for more intangible benefits and not just for the competition. This new collection shifts from creating gears for urban running to trails.

It includes six apparel items ranging from rain tops, zip-off hoodies, long-sleeve tops, short-sleeve tops, shorts, and multifunctional pants. The collection highlights reimagining the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail with the Nike x Gyakusou Zoom Pegasus 36 that merges the functionality of the Pegasus 36 Trail and Takahashi’s balance/chaos ethos. 

  • It comes in two colorways: Sport Red/Sail/Thunder Blue and Mineral Yellow/Sail/Deep Pewter

Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com