Product Type: Nike Sports Shoes
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Nike Air Pegasus + 28
Member Name: Drifter_2000
Nike Air Pegasus + 28
Advantages: Low price, very comfortable
Disadvantages: Not as hard-wearing as its competitors
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.
Summary: A very good entry point into running