Nike being one of the pioneers in running shoe business certainly have big shoes to fill every time they release a new shoe. They have released the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 on May 29, 2015. This is Nike’s latest offering in its long Pegasus lineup and they certainly did not disappoint.
Normally in a long lineup (the Pegasus lineup is thirty years long), the iterations become more of an evolution of the previous model. The shortcoming of the previous shoe are addressed to offer a much better running experience. It is the same with the Pegasus 32; Nike took what is already a great shoe and made it better. The most noticeable fact with the new shoe is a much wider toe box. Nike has finally decided to move away from the narrow toe box; this should help all the people having wide feet.
Heel height: 29mm
Toe height: 19mm
Heel-to-toe drop: 10mm
Like the Pegasus 31, it is a neutral running shoe with a heel-to-toe drop of 10mm and should offer good cushioning along with adequate levels of ground feel.
The engineered one-piece mesh upper should provide unparalleled levels of comfort and stability. Airflow to your feet will be mind-blogging, thanks to its highly breathable upper. It is one of the best in the running shoe industry. The best addition to the Pegasus 32 is the Flywire technology. This technology offers unparalleled levels of lockdown and stability. Meaning, you will experience no lateral movement of your feet while quick movements.
Like Nike Air Max 2015, it also features the Air cushioning under the heel area. This is one of best non-foam cushioning in the running shoe business. The Cushlon foam in the midsole area just adds the final cherry on the cake. What we like from the Zoom Air cushioning is even with the super soft cushioning, it is highly responsive.
Coming to the outsole, it features Nike’s traditional Waffle outsole. This unique patterned outsole offers unprecedented traction levels on various running surfaces. It features the environmentally preferred BRS 1000 carbon rubber; it should offer great traction levels along with unquestionable durability. A rubber crash rail on the lateral outsole ensures a smoother heel to toe transition during a foot strike and offers good levels of feedback. The crash pad is a gender specific unit and reduces the impact shock during foot strikes. Long runs with these shoes should be a breeze. You will experience no irritation, thanks to the super soft materials and EVA sock liner used in the upper of the shoe.
This shoe weighs around 298g and is definitely not your lightest neutral running shoe. Nike also released the photosynthesis colorway for this shoe. The NikeID version is also up for grabs. One will be able to design the colorway of his liking with NikeID. Even if this shoe makes its way to India, we are not sure if Nike would offer the NikeID option.
It retails at $110 i.e., around 7,000 INR. Availability in India is TBA.
Bottom-line: Best made better.Published 28 Jun 2015, 14:52 IST