February 28, 2014
The Nike Pegasus comes with a heritage like no other running shoe; spanning the thirty years that its current model, the +30, suggests. The shoe originally made its name by providing ample cushioning on what was a very lightweight trainer, to a level of expertise that simply hadn't been done; characteristics which continue to remain a fundamental aspect of any Pegasus shoe.
"How do you improve on a shoe with such heritage?" Asks Nike senior footwear designer, Mike Miner. "Well, we've really dialled in the details in three zones; the heel, the midfoot and the forefoot. We've designed each zone to give you either structure, breathability, or a lightweight fit."
So what exactly are we looking at in the Pegasus +30?
Support and Ventilation
Ultra-light engineered mesh on the upper adds support and ventilation while reducing weight. Unlike the Nike Air Pegasus+ 29, this version features strategically placed no-sew overlays throughout to offer even more support and create a seamless, ultra-comfortable interior.
A Nike Zoom unit in the heel delivers low-profile, responsive cushioning. Premium Cushlon foam provides soft, springy and resilient cushioning.
Sidewall cuts on the midsole absorb impact for softer landings and smoother transitions on your run.
As well as
-Midfoot saddle with mesh and no-sew overlays for ventilation and a secure fit
-Internal heel counter wraps the heel for a snug fit
-Environmentally preferred rubber Waffle outsole for durability and multi-surface traction
-Flex grooves for a natural, efficient stride
"...the simplicities of what a runner needs," says Mike Miner, "that's what make it beautiful."
And rest assured we do of course practice what we preach...shot on location in The Tristore office this morning!
For a full array of our current Pegasus stock, which includes both +29 and +30, please follow the link: