Nike Pegasus Trail 3 vs. Wildhorse 7 (2022)
Both shoes use a full-length React midsole and don’t have a rock plate. The soft underfoot feel is softer with the Wildhorse.
In terms of responsiveness, both models offer a slight energy return.
The Wildhorse’s design seems more protective with its integrated gaiter. However, in practice, the Pegasus Trail is just as effective at protecting the foot.
Overall, the Pegasus Trail upper has a better fit and provides a more secure foot lockdown while remaining comfortable.
Finally, the grip is disappointing in both cases and does not allow for venturing onto technical terrain such as muddy grounds.
Pegasus Trail or Wildhorse: which one to choose?
The Wildhorse 7 is, frankly, a bit of a disappointment. Testers note that this trail running shoe is unstable and lacks traction.
As such, we recommend the Nike Pegasus Trail 3, which is lighter and offers a more effective foot lockdown.
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
Nike Pegasus Trail 3
Nike Wildhorse 7
|Drop||10 mm||8 mm|
|Heel stack height||31 mm||30 mm|
|Forefoot stack height||21 mm||22 mm|
|Features||Integrated gaiter, Rock plate|
|Weight (men)||293 g/10.3 oz||301 g/10.6 oz|
|Weight (women)||271 g/9.6 oz||273 g/9.6 oz|
|Outsole||Multidirectional lugs, rubber||Resilient rubber, multidirectional lugs, segmented rigid rock plate|
|Upper||Dynamic Fit, engineered mesh||Engineered mesh, gaiter-like collar, Dynamic Fit, forefoot overlays|
|Softness (1-5)||3 – Moderate||4 – Soft|
|Bounce (1-5)||3 – Moderate||3 – Moderate|
|Distance||Mid, long, 10k||Mid, long|
|Workout||Daily runs||Daily runs|
Kevin is the founder and editor of Runner’s Lab. He started running in 2015 and completed his first marathon in Rotterdam in 2016. He’s also worked for Under Armour from 2016 to 2018 and helped launch their running collection in Europe (in particular the HOVR shoes). In addition, Kevin is a 300-hour certified yoga teacher (Sivananda) and uses this experience to run more mindfully with a focus on well-being over performance.