First brought to the road running world in 1983, the Nike Pegasus has been a mainstay within the running community; a go-to training shoe to suit everyone from athletes, to beginners. Hell, Mo Farah even has his own version.
The most important iteration of the Pegasus, the one that was worn by Eliud Kipchoge when he broke the marathon world record, featured ‘Zoom’ foam in the midsole, and that tech is featured here in this new model, the Zoom Pegasus 35 Trail as well.
“You could call this new Pegasus 35 Trail the road car that just got converted for rally driving.”
You could call this new trail shoe the road car that just got converted for rally driving. There are aggressive lugs and a sticky rubber on the outsole, the stance is wider and again, there’s that Zoom suspension in the midsole. This Pegasus is made to go off-road.
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This is my first pair of Nike trail-specific shoes, so I was keen to give them a go. My current road shoes are a pair of Zoom Flys and I love them; the Zoom midsole, combined with the carbon plate is that ideal level of cushioning and rebound for road flats.