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I've been using the Nike Pegasus for a few years now, starting off with a pair of the Bowerman Limited Edition 25+ Pegasus (horrible colour!), when I got my Nike+ enabled iPod Nano. Rather than settle for a foot pouch, I figured I'd try a pair of Nike+ compatible shoes, and these are as close as Nike do for an over-pronator.
They're light enough for quick runs, but also durable enough to cope with the longer runs. They're Nike+ enabled, so have a small pouch under the insole of the left shoe where you can place the Nike+ sensor, and lace up nice and snugly. I find they might almost identically to your shoe size - I need to go up to an 11 for most running shoes, despite being a 10.5, and the Pegasus fit beautifully (I wear a 10.5 in them)
I've done about 200kms in my current pair, but only tend to use them for shorter runs (5-6kms). This is mainly due to the fact I get knee pains beyond those distances in these, but there's an underlying reason for that. I'm what's known as an 'over-pronator' when it comes to running - I don't have an arch under my feet, so am flat-footed.
This causes your ankle to roll more to the inside of your foot, and can cause discomfort or increase the chances of a sprained ankle or knee problems without the right shoe.For those runners like me looking for something that will help counter the over-pronation, I'd highly recommend the Brooks Beast shoe - it's heavier (400grams), but will resolve the majority of issues with knee/ankle pains.
That said, the Pegasus does a fine job for the shorter runs, and I spend more time in this than my Brooks. I've trained for, and completed, a full marathon in these, and was impressed by their durability. I work for a competing sports company, one with a few employees that are ex Nike, and they'd also recommend the Pegasus - praise doesn't come much higher than that, especially since they're not paid to say that any more!
These are my first and only running shoes i will ever buy for under 70 pounds they are an absolutely bargain.
Firstly i love the bright vibrant colour that gives me confidence in myself when i run that i not only feel good but also look great.
The shoe is very comfortable with a thin sock anything else and i have found i have a bit of rubbing around my heel.
The shoe removes excess heat and some sweat but after about 8 miles i find that my feet tend to over heat which is the only disappointment.
After 2 miles the shoe comes into its own and it feels comfortable running on most services with great grin and ankle support.
Through experience i have discovered although the grin is great on roads on grass the shoe loses most traction and on wet grass forget it because you will slide all over the place.
I however only run on firm ground so this isn't an issue.
I have used the shoe in some Bristol races which are manly road races and have found the shoe more than holds its own against the more expensive models this shows me it was a good buy and adds value for me.
The shoe usually comes with three years warrantee which adds to the value.
Over all the shoe is good value for money and a must for myself. It is comfortable and to some extend waterproof however there are a number of downsides you need to be aware off which may cause you to choose another shoe.
After extended use the shoe can become somewhat uncomfortable and it seems to reduce its ability to keep the foot cool.
I would recommend anyone who wants a good solid starter trainer to startup running but a seasoned professional might want something a bit extra special.
I have found the shoe to be quite hardwearing and it cleans well in the washing machine.
I must admit I'm not a huge runner, prefering long walks to running, but as I was due to do the Cancer Research Race for Life, I figured I'd better get some training in, and make sure I had some good shoes to do the run in, too.
I purchased my pair of Nike Air Pegasus for £45 on sale from Brantano in Leeds, I thought this was a great price for a pair of new design runing shoes from a well known brand, especially given that I've seen them on sale for £75.
The Nike Air Pegasus range comes in a variety of colours, to suit both sexes, mine aren't the jazzy (and a bit bright!) neon blue of the example picture but a rather more sedate white with purple accents. The laces are white.
The shoes are extremely comfortable, as befits the name and idea of Pegasus, and indeed, it's like you're running on air. The cushions under the heel of each trainer really do take impact well and soften the back stride when running, be it on tarmac, grass, track or even sand.
There is a comfortable amount of grip on the sole enough to make you feel safe when running and the laces are strong and supporting around the foot. You need only wear a thin trainer liner sock with these trainers as they are very comfortable, snug without rubbing, and kind to feet which are a little wider like mine.
One thing I will note however is that when I went on my first Race for Life it was around a grass track on a wet day, whilst the trainers held up well on the day and were comfortable, with decent grip on the wet surface, they did get absolutely coated in grass and mud. The Nike Air Pegasus as supposed to be machine washable so I removed the laces and washed them at 30 degrees in the washer on their own, safely within a trainer net. Though the trainers are just as comfortable as ever they never did go back to their original whiteness and are now more of a grey colour - so my advice would be that if you are planning to use these for off road then go for a darker colour, next time I will probably go towards a grey and yellow combo or even a black and white. The laces, too, came out grey, and though I could attempt bleaching them or just buying new ones I didn't see the point given my trainers are pretty grey too!
Overall, however, I'm very pleased with the trainers, a bit less than my colour choice. They're reasonably priced, fashionable, comfortable, and built to last. I can't see my needing new trainers for a good year or so yet and that's based on some pretty rough usage, running on tarmac, gravel, mud and grass.
If you are looking for a reasonably priced pair of fashionable running trainers which are kind to feet then I highly recommend the Nike Air Pegasus range of trainers which are just the thing for the everyday runner.
I bought my pair of Nike Air Pegasus from Sports Direct for £55. I was really pleased to find a pair of running shoes for such a low price. You can get running shoes for next to nothing but rarely do they have the feel of a far more expensive pair. The Pegasus reminded me of Asics trainers- not too bulky and more streamlined that brands such as Adidas and New Balance tend to be. My gait has gradually shifted from overpronation to neutral, so I opted for the balanced profile of the Pegasus.
My pair were in a fairly sensible white and grey that's more austere looking than many of its rivals that make use of reflective panels and bold neon colours. The most eye-catching feature is the cushioning on the heel which is a blue J-shaped section that provides a little extra spring in your step. The rest of the sole has a waffle-type tread made up a series of small raised squares with narrow deeper channels to facilitate drainage. There's a neat little plastic section under the arch with a red Nike Swoosh, but other than that the onus seems to be on substance over style.
A fairly high proportion of the trainer is made up of white breathable material making them perfect for warmer weather runs. The white coloured material does unfortunately mean that your trainers won't stay new-looking for long especially if you're planning to run through any mud. They feel fairly heavy in your hands but once you start running in them, you'll quickly forget they're there. My feet took a few runs to get used to them but I quickly got used to them and found them to be supportive and comfortable yet also light to wear.
I've had these trainers for a little over a year now and have found them to be very good. So how have they coped with a year of wear and tear? Well, the white material is now a muddy brown-grey and the reflective silver area around the toes has dulled somewhat. The cushioned heel is more compacted than it was, demonstrating that it has almost worn out while the waffle sole has worn down quite a bit. Despite all this, if I take them out for a short run they still feel pretty good. All in all, not a bad lifespan for the Nike Air Pegasus given that they've had quite regular use.
They take a while to get used to if you're used to a more specialist running brand, but if you want a relatively inexpensive shoe, these are a very good buy indeed.
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