Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 7 vs. Pegasus Trail 3 (2022)

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 7 vs. Pegasus Trail 3

These two popular Nike trail running shoes offer comfortable cushioning with a relatively high stack.

The fit of the Pegasus Trail 2 was looser and felt more comfortable at the expense of stability on technical trails. Luckily, Nike improved the upper of the Peg Trail 3, especially around the midfoot. As a result, it’s now more on par with the Terra Kiger, though the fit of the latter remains more secure overall.

The main difference between these two Nike trail shoes lies in the grip. The Terra Kiger 7 is more effective on tricky surfaces like mud.

Terra Kiger or Pegasus Trail: which one to choose?

We give the nod to the TK7 for its overall better performance, especially grip-wise, and lighter build.

However, if you’re looking for a door-to-trail versatile shoe that’s enjoyable on easy to moderate terrains, then the Peg Trail is also a solid option.

Side-by-side comparison

Bottom Line
Pros
Cons
Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 7
Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 7
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The new Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 7 has more cushioning and protection to take on the most technical terrain
Good comfort
Protective shoe
Comfortable cushioning with a nice ground feel
Precise foot lockdown
Heavier than previous models
Nike Pegasus Trail 3
Nike Pegasus Trail 3
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A comfortably cushioned and versatile shoe for terrains of moderate difficulty
Good comfort
Improved upper for a more secure and comfortable fit
Versatile shoe: it can venture out on the road and delivers a fun ride at any pace
Comfy and rather snappy cushioning
The limited grip on technical surfaces like mud

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 7

Nike Pegasus Trail 3

Technical Specs

TerrainTrailTrail
Pronation typeNeutralNeutral
Drop4 mm10 mm
Heel stack height30 mm31 mm
Forefoot stack height26 mm21 mm
FeaturesRock plate
Weight (men)283 g/10 oz293 g/10.3 oz
Weight (women)250 g/8.8 oz271 g/9.6 oz
Release year20212021

Technologies

OutsoleSturdy rubber, multidirectional lugs, rigid heel rock plateMultidirectional lugs, rubber
MidsoleReact, Zoom AirReact
UpperMesh and synthetic upper, Dynamic Fit, padded heel and collarDynamic Fit, engineered mesh

Cushioning

Softness (1-5)3 – Moderate3 – Moderate
Bounce (1-5)3 – Moderate3 – Moderate

Use

SpeedModerateAll
DistanceMid, longMid, long, 10k
WorkoutDaily runsDaily runs