Over a span of 35 years, Nike has made many tweaks to its Pegasus training shoes. Its latest iteration, the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35, features several upgrades including beveled heels, responsive cushioning and out-turned shoe collars for more Achilles comfort.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35
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Some of the modifications were introduced after Nike consulted its patrons such as Britain’s champion long-distance runner Mo Farah. But how useful are these tweaks to casual runners like me?

I personally find Pegasus 35’s responsive cushion very impressive. It’s able to absorb the impact very well and protect me from injuries.

The shorter lugs at the forefront of the shoes are able to give my strides a snappier feel while providing a more aggressive toe-off. The outsole grip keeps me grounded on slick surfaces and the new beveled heel made my heel-to-toe transition quick and smooth.

The shoes are also lightweight with a wider toe box to accommodate various foot shapes. These features make the shoes fit my feet like a glove.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35
Photo by Klix Photography

While the Pegasus 35 still maintains its upper knit and mesh cut, the only problem I have with the shoe is how its sole creases easily. Despite that, the training shoe is still a worthy investment.

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 will be available on the Nike online store and in stores now at the price of $199.