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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 40
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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35
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Shoe Properties
Shoe Type
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Pronation Control
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Weight
10.1 oz. (men's), 9 oz. (women's)
10.2 oz. (men's), 8.5 oz. (women's)
8.4 oz. (men's), 8.4 oz. (women's)
10.2 oz. (men's), 9 oz. (women's)
Stack Height
28mm.
33mm.
45mm.
42mm.
Forefoot Height
18mm.
23mm.
37mm.
34mm.
Drop Height
10 mm.
10 mm.
8 mm.
8 mm.
Upper material
Engineered Mesh, Flywire technology
Engineered Knit Mesh, Ortholite X-55, Knit Tongue, Pull Tab
Shoe Released
Q1 2018
Q2 2023
Q2 2023
Q1 2023
MSRP
$130
$130
$200
$160
LRC Ratings
Out of 10
Overall
8.6
8.1
9.2
8.8
Comfort
8.6
8.0
9.1
9.9
Cushioning
8.6
8.0
9.6
9.7
Durability
8.2
7.9
8.6
8.6
Appearance
9.8
8.3
9.0
8.1
Value
8.4
7.7
8.2
8.3

Reader Reviews

  • Pegalicious

    40 miles per week, overpronator, medium arches
    Overall
    7.0
    Comfort
    8.0
    Cushioning
    7.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    8.0

    The Nike Peg collection has always been my chosen shoe and while I was never a fan of the 31s or 33s due to their extra bulk over the 32s, the 35s have the same issue but seem to use it to their advantage. I always preferred the smaller form factor of the 32s as it made me feel better to have what is arguably a more attractive shoe on my foot. This psychological boost can have a massive impact on performance and training. The 35s however don't have the same clunky feel and with my heel strike, the extra weight is benefited by the extra cushioning that allows you to spring off again in the next stride. The design as well isn't held back by the clunkiness and looks good on the foot which can make you feel much better on your run.

  • Excellent Shoe

    30 miles per week, neutral pronator, high arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    I run in this shoe fairly consistently. They typically stay pretty much the same from year to year, and that makes it a big plus. I've had to try other shoes (361 Meraki and Mizuno Wave Rider) on some years when Nike makes too dramatic of a change. The most notable times were when the toe box got too big, and another time when the material in the upper was really stiff.

    I had to rate the durability a little lower, since I can only get about 300 miles out of the shoe before I start to break down. Depending on my blend of roads vs. trails, with a significantly higher ratio of roads to trails , the sole is still in good shape, but I start to feel aches in pains in my lower extremities. I'm 54, run light on my feet, and am 5'9" and 140 lbs., so not really putting hard miles on the shoes. The shoes are comfortable, fit my narrowish foot really great, aren't too heavy, and require no "break-in" period.

  • Great training shoe

    60 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    Been using the pegasus zoom air since version 28 or so. Great consistency through version 35. Will try 36 next for marathon training.

  • Nike Pegasus 35

    10 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    5.0
    Comfort
    2.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    8.0

    I had heard good things about these shoes, how comfortable they were and durable, functioning effectively as a daily trainer.

    Perhaps all of that is true, however after my first run at around 3km my feet started to go numb. I had to stop running at about 4K as I could barely feel my feet. The next few runs were exactly the same. I tried tying the laces in various ways, and even resorted to running with the laces running just through the button and top holes. Still, I got numb feet. I think I have wider than average feet and the Pegs run narrow as I’m OK in other brands.

    So, whilst the Pegs are sure to remain popular, be aware of issues if you have wider than average feet!

  • reiable daily trainer

    35 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    8.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    7.0
    Value
    8.0

    I have worn this shoe intensively for 6 months in and has served me well to get me through the quicker pace runs and the slower longer runs. The midsole is good, a nice balance of responsiveness and cushioning but did stiffen up towards the end of its life span. I have been running in the Pegasus line for a while and is my go to, I would recommend this shoe for a daily trainer. I have retired the shoe after about 400 miles of use and have upgraded the Pegasus 36.

  • My view

    6 miles per week, underpronator, low arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    7.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    It is a very nice shoe and it makes me feel like I have got my sprint spikes on but the downside for me is that it doesn't have enough cushioning at the ball of the foot area to cushion the force that's transferred through the knee area etc.

    Which is why the air Pegasus 34 is slightly better for me because of the better cushioning at the fore front or ball of the foot

  • Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Review

    85 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    Solid trainer. Fits snugly in the heel with ample room in the forefoot.

  • Nike Pegasus 35 narrow toe box

    15 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    7.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    6.0

    I have loved my Pegasus 34's but switched to 35's a month ago after the 34's finally wore out. The 35's are comfy and appear to be a solid running shoe, but I have found that after about 3-4 miles in them, my toe box starts to go numb. When compared to my 34's, the 35's are quite a bit more narrow in the toe box. I'm currently trying to decide whether to buy 34's to continue my half marathon training, or buy a half size up in the 35's and see if the toe box is a little wider.

  • One shoe for everything

    40 miles per week, neutral pronator, low arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    9.0

    I own two pairs, one with almost 800k, and I have run 10k, halfs and a marathon on them. I think they have the just amount of cushoning in order to make them a good training and racing shoe. Moreover the price/quality is amazing.

    Just one downside. If you have a wide foot, you may suffer a little bit in the beggining

  • Relied on these for years

    40 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    9.0

    Pegasus general is my go-to shoe. I've been using them on and off since I can remember even though I like to try other brands. There's not anything specific that really stands out to me, its more the package deal -- they just work really well for me. Its also nice that they are pretty stylish too (they've gotten better over the years), so when I retire them I can wear them out and not feel like I'm wearing "mom" shoes.