Nike Zoom Air Pegasus 36 Review

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So, the Pegasus seems to be a staple shoe for Nike’s running shoe line. Some updates have been subtle. Some have been game-changers, but regardless here we are now.

Nike Zoom Air Pegasus 36 Appearance And Design

Let’s look at what this sneaker is and what it offers. This is my Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 review. The upper is the most notable alteration to this year’s model, and while the shoes still employ Nike fly mesh, I observed that Nike emphasized this year on keeping the shoe as breathable as possible around the toe box and sides of the shoe. You increased the number of perforations, which helped make the shoe as breathable as feasible. Not that she was ever-lovely last year, but she did not lift the ante.

The shoe’s fit is similar to last year’s, so you should be able to get a relatively snug fit. Adding a bit of wire makes obtaining the correct lockdown a breeze. The Pegasus’ toe box is nearly unchanged. However, the upper material did break in a little easier than the mesh from the previous year. My foot is slightly broader than average, but the upper had adjusted well enough after two runs. The upper is a one-piece mesh design with a simplistic design.

You still have the outward-flaring Hill Cup, which may cause your heel to slip out, but it hasn’t caused me any problems, and it feels a little tighter around the hill than last year. Because some people disliked the previous year’s tongue so high up against the foot, Nike modified it to be more of a flat, racer-style tongue. I didn’t mind last year’s tongue, but this year’s version feels better against the foot and looks fantastic, though it would be better if it was still seamless and felt like one with the foot.

This upper, in my opinion, is simply a better version of last year’s. So, since you have a full-length zoom set up, the mid cell is pretty much the same as last year. Even if it isn’t as glamorous or advanced as the React or Zoom X technology, simple configurations can occasionally get the job done.

The cushioning may appear simple now, yet the right remains smooth. The full-length zoom simply rolls you into transition when you come through your stride, giving you that lovely bounce. This cushioning works since it’s well-balanced in terms of being soft enough for extended runs. The Pegasus appears to be a fantastic alternative for individuals who only want one shoe, as it is responsive enough to go for more up-tempo workouts. It can be used for various activities, from sprints to extended runs.

Rubber is used across the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36’s exterior, with a segmented crash pad on the lateral side and a pentagon design. There is traction on the medial side. The shoe provides ample protection for just about any road-like surface, and while it works, the traction is essential, so they should be fine in most situations. But, once again, it’ll barely get you by on wet grass or a slick surface, and maybe I’m just used to the Pegasus Shield traction, but this also has you covered for the most part.

The shoe has natural flexibility, so if you’re a neutral runner looking for a more natural ride, you’ll feel right at home. So far, the Nike Pegasus appears to be the ideal sneaker.

What I Don’t Like About NIKE ZOOM AIR PEGASUS 36

So, as much as I like it, I wish. There are a few things I’d want to see changed, one of which is the breadth. Now. The upper did a decent job, but I wish Nike would make the base a little broader with those shoes. Nike already has a reputation for making running shoes that are too tight. And simply increasing the tab width on the shoes would solve the problem.

Although Nike offers wide sizing, many consumers who wear regular sizing in their other shoes are unlikely to consider acquiring a wider size. Another minor detail is the arch of the shoe. It’s excellent; however, someone with a flatter foot might think the arch is too high, but I felt like the Pegasus last year. You’ll be OK with this year’s overall Nike Pegasus 36 because it contains all I require.


It’s a beautiful all-around sneaker that feels speedy and has a great breathable top and balanced cushioning. For diehard Pegasus fans, this should be a relatively simple purchase, and it’s worth a shot if you’re looking for a reliable Nike running shoe. For anyone searching for a superb running and gym shoe, I recommend the NIKE ZOOM AIR PEGASUS 36.


I like it. It’s going to be those things where it’s not a dramatic difference from last year, but it’s a. It’s a good upgrade. Visually looks almost the same besides the tongue, the hill color, furs, out a little more like a little more flaring out, but you know, not dramatically different. If you hate the Pegasus 35, you would hate 36. If you love 35, you will love 36.

As simple as that. Minor update, so the 36 isn’t a big update, but I’ve seen prototypes of 37. I’ve got a few friends who wear testers for Nike, so I get to see some of the stuff I can’t show you. The photos I’m allowed to, and they aren’t. They’re not allowed to either.

It is looking to be a substantial update. I would say more than a 36 for sure. But we’ll see no lucky changes in things all the time, so it might just scrap it. But from what I’ve seen, it will be something different.

Differences Between Nike Zoom Air Pegasus 37 Versus 36

So the Pegasus 37 is for a neutral runner, but someone with a medium to high arch either stays quite straight throughout the gate cycle or slightly supinate if you roll in too much can cause some irritation, but we’ll talk to that slightly later. This is pretty much a workhorse, and you can use it for everything. Kind of as a daily training quite nicely if you want to pick up the pace as a tempo shoot, it will work well. And I mean, if you’re not running ridiculously slow on it, you will be able to do a Marathon in it as well. So it’s that kind of excellent package.

Suppose you’re someone who doesn’t run a lot and just wants to shoot to go to the gym or couch to 5K. So let’s jump into the differences between Nike Zoom Air Pegasus 37 and 36.

First off, looking at the outer sole between the 37 and the 36. Pretty much the same thing. Yeah, the same sole, and we got that lateral kind of clicks wildly running down. So, if you go to supinate, it will guide you slightly, but there’s nothing too fancy in terms of the outer soles. You’re going to get plenty of cases out of them. I would say at least 800, maybe even a little more, depending on how heavy you are and how you generally run.

But if the shoe does fit you quite nicely, the sole will be really durable for you. Don’t go trail running in it; it’s a road shoe you can run on the grass with it, but if you’re trying to do trail stuff, they make a Pegasus trail. For that, so keep that in mind. Make sure you buy the shoe for what you need to use it for now, where the Pegasus 37 against the 36 has kind of gone; leaps and bounds are their midsoles.

This is what Nike has marketed quite well with the Pegasus 37 and done quite well in terms of changing amid self. So, they moved to start full reactive foam all the way through with that air pocket in the four-foot area as opposed to last season’s model; you pretty much just had a standard Eva cushioning with a bit of zoom-out pocket in there probably wasn’t either one. Then cut it open or anything, but you definitely couldn’t feel it. It felt like quite a standard Nike running shoe at $180.00, and at that price point, it was good.

It makes it compete quite nicely against other brands for $230 shoes, and it’s soft all the way through. You got that nice four-foot snap with that air pocket at the four-foot different PSI between the men and women. 20 for men, 15 for women.

It’s just marketing. It might feel slightly softer if you’re a lady, but it’s pretty much going to be the same with the weight difference. With that midsole, it is really soft. It’s pretty snappy overall. If you want to run longer, it will work quite well. React midsole is probably one of the best cushioning systems so far.

Nike has nailed this on the head again like it usually fits nicely and fits pretty true to size. Last season’s Pegasus felt somewhat small, and the upper was paper-thin. So, although wrapped around the footwell with that tapered toe box, I mean for someone who has a slightly wider foot, there’s no way of work, but overall, like it hugged the foot nicely, and you had that semi gusseted tongue, so that it would wrap around quite well with those fly wires.

A lot of feedback came back saying those Flywire did cause some irritation across that midfoot area, and the upper just got a little bit sloppy later on into the life of the shoot. So, with the 37, they’ve re-engineered that up, so it does wrap around the foot quite more affable. I feel like a heavier upper in comparison to previous Nike. So, if you used to like a free run or last season’s Pegasus, the upper wheels feel like it’s a little bit heavier, but as a result, it does lock in your foot a lot more, and with these new bands, they’ve got going around the lacing system, it does make for that excellent midfoot lockdown. They don’t travel down the shoe, so it’s not going to cause you irritation; just halfway through, you can pull the laces quite tight and lock in the footwell. You are looking at the heel counter. Both the heel counters are the same, locking the foot and doing little concave areas. Slide your heel nice and back in, and just a nice padded heel counter. Overall, the tongue is still really thin and semi-gusseted, so you will not get that lateral movement.

But yeah, overall, the others work nicely. I pretty much just summed up this up. It’s going to feel somewhat heavier but allow for that midfoot lockdown and that forefoot lockdown throughout the entirety of the shoe’s life instead of blowing it out 200 kilometers in.