Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37
The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 is the ultimate versatile shoe with comfortable, slightly firm cushioning.
- Great comfort
- Impeccable foot lockdown
- New cushioning that is softer than before but still a little firm.
- Highly versatile
- Nice design
- Sturdy shoe
- Heavier model than the previous one (20 g heavier)
- Cushioning that lacks the bounce to be really "fun" according to several runners
Model: Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37
- 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 foot’s movement for more bounce. It’s essential during the propulsion phase when the foot pushes the ground to propel the body. Also, this technology provides an 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. It’s a carbon rubber (therefore firm) placed under the heel to protect the platform from premature 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 aims 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.
- A major change for the Pegasus range, the midsole now features the React cushioning technology. It’s an especially soft foam developed by Nike. Its aim is to provide maximum impact absorption during the run for optimal comfort. Besides, 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. It 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.
- 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: a quick lacing system with a tension cord that runs through the midfoot straps and ends with a knotless closure. It makes it easier to adjust the pressure around the foot.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Is the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 true to size?
Is this running shoe suitable for overpronation?
Is this running shoe suitable for heavy athletes (85 kg or more)?
Are these shoes suitable for running a half marathon or marathon?
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36
Both shoes have the 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. It 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. Also, 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 more generous cushioning for the Infinity Run. It seems better suited for long distances, although the Pegasus 37 does the job very well too. Let’s note that the Infinity Run is not a stability shoe in the strict sense of the word but intends to reduce the risk of injury due to overpronation of the foot.
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Both shoes are versatile and adapted to 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 pick 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.
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Runners who have tested both models agree that the Pegasus 37 is much more springy overall, making for a more enjoyable ride.
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