Nike Pegasus Trail 2
The Nike Pegasus Trail 2 is a very good versatile trail shoe with comfortable and responsive cushioning.
- Great comfort
- Effective and bouncy cushioning
- Reliable traction on most terrains
- Versatile shoe
- Sleek and modern design
- Toe box a little low
- Mesh a bit lose around the midfoot (if you have thin feet you may have to size down)
- Lack of stability on uneven surfaces
Model: Nike Pegasus Trail 2
- There is durable rubber with a wave-like pattern on the outsole of the Nike Pegasus Trail 2. It is specially designed to provide optimal abrasion resistance while making the ride more fluid. Also, the flawless traction of the platform allow trailers to embark on the roughest grounds with confidence.
- The outsole also features large rubber lugs of medium depth for optimal grip on all terrains.
- Finally, claw-like fangs under the forefoot provide an even safer grip.
- The midsole uses the React cushioning technology. This is a soft foam developed by Nike to ensure maximal comfort by absorbing impacts on the trail while allowing a good energy return for a responsive ride.
- The upper of the Nike Pegasus Trail 2 translates into an engineered mesh. This configuration is breathable and provides a great foot lockdown – snug and flexible.
- The midfoot cage keeps your feet secure at all time while running.
- Then, the faux gaiter acts as a shield against mud, stones, and other debris. It prevents water from getting inside the shoe. This set-up has the advantage of being integrated into the upper, which is much less noticeable than a classic gaiter (albeit less effective, of course).
- The perforated tongue allows water to drain more easily so that the shoe dries more quickly.
- Lastly, the horizontal pull tab makes it easy to take your shoes on and off.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Does the Nike Pegasus Trail 2 fit true to size?
Is this trail shoe suitable for heavy athletes (85 kg/187 lbs or more)?
Are these shoes suitable to run an ultra-trail (e.g. 50 or 100 miles?
Is this shoe waterproof?
Comparisons – Nike Pegasus Trail 2 vs :
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus Trail 36 Trail
The first and second Pegasus Trail models are ultimately very different from each other. The Pegasus Trail 2 has a wider platform and a looser fit while ensuring a better grip. However, the downside of this change is a heavier build with 50 g (1.8 oz) more on the second version.
Nike Wildhorse 6
These two shoes have very similar configurations in terms of weight, stack height, cushioning (React foam), and upper (integrated gaiter). Trailers who tested both shoes preferred the Pegasus overall because of its more comfortable cushioning and better stability (although it’s far from optimal).
Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6
The Terra Kiger offers a thinner sole with a lower drop (4 mm drop compared to 10 mm for the PT2). Its cushioning is, therefore, less comfortable for long distances and makes it especially suitable for speed sessions over short to medium distances.
Hoka One One Speedgoat 4
The SG4 offers a tighter upper for a more precise foot lockdown and deeper lugs. This shoe is therefore better suited for highly technical trails that require flawless grip and stability. However, with its looser upper and softer React foam, the Pegasus Trail 2 is more comfortable over longer distances, provided you don’t push it over very difficult terrains.