Nike Pegasus Trail 3 vs. Wildhorse 7 (2022)

These two Nike trail running shoes offer similar cushioning with almost the same stack height: 31 mm for the Pegasus Trail and 30 mm for the Wildhorse.

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.

Side-by-side comparison

Bottom Line
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
A comfortable trail running shoe for easy terrains
Comfortable cushioning
Upper that offers a precise foot lockdown
Sleek design
Affordable price for the quality
Little protection against rocks
The poor grip on wet surfaces
Lack of stability

Nike Pegasus Trail 3

Nike Wildhorse 7

Technical Specs

Pronation typeNeutralNeutral
Drop10 mm8 mm
Heel stack height31 mm30 mm
Forefoot stack height21 mm22 mm
FeaturesIntegrated gaiter, Rock plate
Weight (men)293 g/10.3 oz301 g/10.6 oz
Weight (women)271 g/9.6 oz273 g/9.6 oz
Release year20212021


OutsoleMultidirectional lugs, rubberResilient rubber, multidirectional lugs, segmented rigid rock plate
UpperDynamic Fit, engineered meshEngineered mesh, gaiter-like collar, Dynamic Fit, forefoot overlays


Softness (1-5)3 – Moderate4 – Soft
Bounce (1-5)3 – Moderate3 – Moderate


DistanceMid, long, 10kMid, long
WorkoutDaily runsDaily runs