Nike recently updated the Pegasus, as here we get a look at the all-new Air Zoom Pegasus 35. While a number of fundamental design elements remain intact, more innovative aspects have been applied to the running sneaker.
In the 35 years since the shoe has been around, the style and design of the shoe’s upper has changed quite a lot, but the technology in the sole has remained pretty much the same.
The newest offshoot looks back at the silhouette’s history, maintaining the shoe’s best design and performance elements while making small upgrades based on feedback from elite athletes.
The new model maintains the Air Zoom Pegasus’ familiar mesh cut and sew upper, as well as its Zoom Air and Cushlon foam midsole. What’s new, however, is a beveled heel that assists with touchdown, a collar that is directed away from the Achilles for added comfort (a suggestion made by Mo Farah), a shifted bottom eyelet that opens up and provides flex in the foot, a notched tongue for easier slip-on and -off wear, and a full-length articulated Zoom airbag inspired by the Zoom Vaporfly 4% for responsive cushion. Finally, the women’s version features a slightly softer Cushlon foam specifically adapted for the female foot.
The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 in the Elemental Rose colourway and women’s sizing is available for $180 from nike.com.au. A crimson colourway in men’s and women’s will be available from June 1st.