Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37

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The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 is the ultimate versatile shoe with comfortable, slightly firm cushioning.

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9.2Overall score
Very good, comfortable and versatile road shoe. A classic that remains relevant in 2020
Summer is around the corner and with it the new version of this Nike classic: the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37. This new model has undergone some major changes, including a new upper and cushioning. React foam is now found under the heel and midfoot, while a thicker and wider Zoom Air unit than before has been added to the forefoot. The latter is clearly noticeable under the forefoot and has the advantage of improving the bounce of the shoe, especially when the foot pushes the ground to propel the body. It should also be noted that Zoom Air cushioning is softer on the women's version than on the men's model because, according to studies carried out by the brand, women prefer softer cushioning than men. Overall, this new configuration with React foam, known for its flexibility, gives a softer cushioning than on the P36 while remaining relatively firm overall. The shoe divides testers between those who find the cushioning perfectly adequate and those who blame it for a lack of responsiveness to really have fun. The thickness of the sole remains unchanged with 28 mm under the heel and 18 mm under the forefoot (10 mm drop). The new translucent engineered mesh is breathable and offers precise socklike foot lockdown: neither too loose nor too tight. In addition, its sleek design without the Flywire cables (replaced by a band) is quite stylish. Runners agree that the upper is near perfect and marks a clear improvement over the previous model. The outsole provides good traction in urban areas and has a rubber layer thick enough to last a long time. Finally, it's interesting to note that the shoe is, unfortunately, a little bit heavier than before with 20 grams more. All in all, the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 stays the course despite significant changes and continues to establish itself as a comfortable and versatile shoe suitable for virtually every runner. Only its cushioning has disappointed some runners, but it's a matter of preference and we invite you to try it for yourself.
Comfort
9
Durability
9
Value for money
9.5
Design
9.5
PROS
  • Great comfort
  • Impeccable foot lockdown
  • New cushioning that is softer than before but still a little firm.
  • Highly versatile
  • Nice design
  • Sturdy shoe
CONS
  • Heavier model than the previous one (20 g heavier)
  • Cushioning that lacks the bounce to be really "fun" according to several runners

Facts

Specification: Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37

Terrain Road
Heel to toe drop 10 mm
Heel stack height 28 mm
Forefoot stack height 18 mm
Pronation
Weight (men) 272 g
Weight (women) 235 g
Release year 2020

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Technologies

Outsole

  • Firstly, the outsole of the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 uses Duralon under the forefoot. This technology consists of a light and flexible rubber that helps the shoe adapt to the movement of the foot for more bounce. This is especially important during the propulsion phase when the foot pushes the ground to propel the body. In addition, this technology provides effective grip on urban surfaces even in rainy weather.
  • Secondly, the BRS 1000 technology also equips the outer sole of the shoe under the heel. This is a carbon rubber (therefore firm) placed under the heel to protect the platform from early wear due to friction with the road. This rubber also improves the grip of the shoe on urban surfaces.
  • Also noteworthy is the waffle pattern of the outsole, which aim to provide optimal traction and better balance the force of the impact at the moment the foot lands on the ground.
  • Finally, the Rubber Crash Rail wraps around the shoe to provide more flexibility to the sole, resulting in a smoother transition from heel to toe throughout the stride. This technology also helps extend the life of the outsole.

Midsole

  • A major change for the Pegasus range, the midsole now features the React cushioning technology. This is an especially soft foam developed by Nike. Its aim is to provide maximum impact absorption during the run for optimal comfort. In addition, this configuration promises to provide optimal rebound for a dynamic ride. Launched two years ago with the Epic React and Odyssey React models, React has become a flagship technology of the American brand.
  • The Zoom Air technology is featured on the Nike Pegasus 37 in the form of a 10mm thick compressed air capsule (previously 4mm) placed immediately under the forefoot. This means that this new model clearly gains in cushioning with a greater overall sole thickness. According to Nike, the goal is to maximize the shoe’s bounce.

Upper

  • The upper of the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 features a translucent engineered mesh. It provides effective foot lockdown while allowing the foot to breathe thanks to its texture that promotes optimal ventilation throughout the effort.
  • In addition, midfoot bands adapt to the shape of your foot for a secure and comfortable fit.
  • The P37 is available in a FlyEase version. This is a quick lacing system with a tension cord that runs through the midfoot straps and ends with a knotless closure. This makes it easier to adjust the pressure around the foot.
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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Is the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 true to size?

This road shoe is true to size according to the runners who tested it. Generally speaking, Nike shoes are unsurprisingly regular in this respect, although there may be exceptions. This new Pegasus model is also available in a wide version which can be more comfortable depending on the shape and width of your foot.

Is this running shoe suitable for overpronation?

The P37 is a neutral running shoe. It is therefore designed to be suitable for all athletes regardless of their type of pronation. It does not have any special aids to stabilize the foot and avoid supination or excessive pronation. In any case, it is important to know that shoes for overpronation are no more effective than neutral shoes in preventing injury. We therefore recommend that you choose your running shoes according to their comfort, the most important criterion. So you can use this model independently from your pronation, as long as it is comfortable.

Is this running shoe suitable for heavy athletes (85 kg or more)?

Only one study to date has observed the link between sole thickness, weight and risk of injury. According to the conclusions of this study, minimalist shoes can increase the risk of injury for runners who weigh more than 71 kg. Apart from this, there are no recommendations for other categories of running shoes. The Air Zoom Pegasus 37 offers a sole thickness of 28 mm under the heel and 18 mm under the forefoot, which is relatively generous. So it should suit you regardless of your weight.

Are these shoes suitable for running a half marathon or marathon?

The Nike Pegasus is a classic shoe known for its versatility and comfortable cushioning. This new version continues that tradition and is therefore well suited to different types of training and distances. So you can run with it in your daily training and official races. As for the marathon or half marathon, there are no special rules. If you find this shoe comfortable for your long sessions (over 20 km) then it should be a solid choice for your event.
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Comparisons

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36

Same stack height (28 mm) and drop (10 mm) but with somewhat different cushioning. The P37 now uses React foam and a larger Zoom Air unit under the forefoot instead of Cushlon foam and two smaller Zoom Air units. This results in softer cushioning and more rebound, according to the testers. However, this is a matter of preference and you have to like the React foam which has its skeptics.

Nike Pegasus Turbo 2

The Turbo 2 is a lighter shoe with a more springy cushioning and bounce. It is therefore ideal for tempo runs while the P37 is more versatile and more stable. In addition, the Turbo 2 is much lighter with 70 grams less weight. There’s still the price: 60 euros difference originally, even though the Turbo 2 dates from 2019 and it is possible to find it cheaper now. You can’t go wrong with the Pegasus 37.

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit

These two shoes have different profiles with a thicker sole and thus more generous cushioning for the Infinity Run. It seems better suited for long distances, although the Pegasus 37 does the job very well too. It should also be noted that the Infinity Run is not a stability shoe in the strict sense of the word, but is intended to reduce the risk of injury due to overpronation of the foot.

Saucony Triumph 17

Both shoes are versatile and can be used for both slow and fast sessions. The Triumph 17 features more generous and flexible cushioning that will delight athletes looking for comfortable cushioning. Runners who prefer firmer cushioning for more spring will prefer the Pegasus.

New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 v10

These two shoes have the same total weight and sole thickness but the cushioning of the NB 1080 v10 is softer. The upper is also more stretchy while the Pegasus is more breathable. Slight advantage to the 1080 v10 overall, thanks in particular to the springy bounce of its cushioning.

Asics Gel Cumulus 22

Runners who have tested both models agree that the Pegasus 37 is much more springy overall, which makes for a more enjoyable ride.


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    Very good, comfortable, and versatile road shoe. A classic that remains relevant in 2020.

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