Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 Facts

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 is a lightweight, neutral running shoe that is designed with a unique upper mesh composed of a seamless Fly Mesh and Fly wire to enhance the comfort of the shoe. It is designed for neutral runners looking for a shoe that can handle fast paced training and extremely high mileage sessions while offering outstanding support, cushioning and easier transitions between the strides.

Pros

Upper unit made of Fly mesh that is cloth-like, extremely breathable, plush and comfortable on the feet.

Integrated Zoom technology on the midsole to offer maximum cushioning and support throughout training sessions.

Lighter than its predecessors.

Extremely flexible forefoot that allows the wearer to conduct toe-offs more efficiently and naturally.

Cons

The lining of the collar is not as durable and once it peels off, the shoe loses its usual appeal.

Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole is made of Blown Rubber Crash Rails, as the preceding models, on the horizontal side that offer improved responsive cushioning and smoother transitions between strides. It is also combined with industrial strength Carbon Rubber that is responsible for offering durable and optimum traction. The outsole is designed as a waffle in the forefoot to offer maximum traction and this coupled with the inclusive responsive cushioning found on the underfoot and the Environmentally Preferred Rubber that is built into the toe area delivered optimum traction that enhanced smoother transition.

The Pegasus 32 retained the Cross Rocker that is built within the toe area which is narrow to endorse a runner’s usual stride along with the Crash Pad that is built into the heel which is decoupled and gender-specific to convey compact force when in use while increasing overall solidity and stability. These are advantages that may not be felt by the runner but have been tested and proven to help with the overall control during each transition. The integration of Cushlon foam in the midsole and Zoom Air technology in the heel offered a rapid, smooth, supportive and more responsive transition when in use run. The sole has a comparable ride and texture to that of previous Nike models such as the Vomero 10.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Pegasus 32 is designed and structured with an encompassing heel to toe Cushlon foam that offers sufficient responsiveness and cushioning which is lightweight and more durable enabling for the shoe to offer a more solid, smooth and soft ride. As with numerous previous Nike models, Zoom Air technology is incorporated in the heel which is responsible for a more responsive and enhanced cushioning and transition throughout the runner’s stride.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 upper is an upgrade from the previous versions of the model. It has some significant design alterations that are meant to enhance comfort and provide a more secure and snug fit. The alteration to an innovative seamless Fly-mesh fabric that is integrated with Fly-wire cables to offer a more secure fit is instantaneously perceptible once the shoe is in use. The upgraded seamless Fly-mesh fabric in the upper part makes the shoe to be extremely breathable and lightweight.

Nike has been known for integrating several versions of the Fly-mesh fabric into several of its training shoes over the past decade as the seamless structure and fabric enhances general comfort while decreasing overall weight.The Pegasus 32 has been restructured to comprise the Nike Dynamic Fly-wire cables which are discernible on the lateral and medial sides of the shoe. These cables are responsible for offering improved mechanical and structural support around the entire midfoot allowing the runner to have a more modified and comfortable snug fit during each run. The modification to the upper with the integration of the Fly mesh and Fly wire permits the runner to have a more adaptive and snug fit. This design alteration is a great enhancement from the preceding model and complements the Nike tradition of this being a fast, dependable running shoe.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The average weight of the Pegasus 32 is 283g for men and 255g for women. This is a considerably lighter than its predecessors. This reduction infers a lighter, better performance running shoe
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The upper part of the shoe is built with cloth like material that is extremely porous and enables the complete aeration of the shoe. This feature contributes immensely to the overall breathability of the shoe which can be rated as an 8/10 on a numerical scale with 0 being not breathable and 10 being extremely breathable.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Extreme breathability, plush linings, guaranteed mechanical and structural supports are all features that speak to the overall comfortability of the shoe. This is a high performance shoe that caters to all a runner’s concern including offering .bracing knee support while in use.

The intricate link between the available features create a shoe that is extremely plush and responsive, offers maximum cushioning, provides exterior support and protects the feet during running. If I were to choose this shoe based on its comfortability purely, then I will definitely go for this option. This is because most comfortable shoes imply an abundance of features that incorporate advance and outdated technology that complement each other to create a better more suitable and considerate option.
Style
Style

Style

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 style can be described as casual but edgy, dynamic but conservative, innovative and fun. The upper mesh, which is a complete restructure of the preceding shoe, is made up of several color matches that perfectly blend to create a fashion masterpiece. The lacing structure uses vibrant colors that match to the ones on the mesh which are perfect color coordination. This shoe can be worn either when training or when taking the casual jog to the department store or for a casual meeting on a Saturday.
Durability
Durability

Durability

When purchasing a running shoe, people are often concerned with their predicted lifespan. However, there are many different factors that hinge on how durable a shoe is. For instance, two individuals may be purchasing the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 for different reasons.

One may be planning on using them on a weekly basis during her training sessions for a full marathon and the other may be purchasing is it for a more casual choice that may limit this shoe top a monthly usage. It is logical to assume that between the two buyers, the runner’s shoe would wear out quickly. However, this is not so, with this shoe. The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 is extremely durable and can weather tough conditions and regimes and still not wear out as quickly as expected. The stylish and ingenious outsole prevents the extreme wearing out of the entire shoe.
Protection
Protection

Protection

A shoe that offers optimum comfortability while protecting one’s fit is every runner’s dream. However, the term protection is a relative term that could imply different meanings to different people. Nonetheless, the available features in this shoe are quite comprehensive and broadly cover all runners’ expectations when it comes to protecting their feet. Starting from protecting their toes while running, creating an offset from the heel to toe to ensure maximum conversion of energy from the toe impact to protect it from injury, to providing enough cushioning support to brace and protect the knee from any latent injuries.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The responsiveness of the shoe mostly originates from the midsole composition and the inner lining. The midsole of this shoe is composed of Zoom Air technology that incorporates a heel to toe Cushlon foam that is responsible for conveying sufficient responsiveness and cushioning which is extremely lightweight and durable thus permitting for the shoe to offer runners a smoother and softer ride.
Support
Support

Support

This shoe offers moth structural and mechanical support to the runner through the intricate system features built in it. The Cushlon form in the midsole offers cushioning that absorbs any impact from a stride thus supporting the transition to the nest one, the intricate lacing technique on the upper mesh offers a snug fit that keeps the foot in place and the heel to toe offset creates a perfectly balanced shoe that will ease the strides.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 is composed of Blown Rubber Crash Rails and Carbon Rubber to offer maximum grip on any terrain. This translates to a versatile shoe that can perform on both a slippery and wet surface and a hard and rough surface.
Price
Price

Price

The shoe is quite affordable as compared to its predecessors. It is a complete bargain in relation to the abundance of features present.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The overall traction of the shoe is amazing. This is contributed by the rare combination of Carbon Rubber and Blown Rubber Crash Rails on the lateral side of the shoe.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The upper part is extremely flexible and can conform to any runner’s stride.
Stability
Stability

Stability

This shoe is characterized with the intricate integration of Nike Zoom Air technology and advanced features that offer more stability during a run.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The heel-to-toe drop on the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 is at 10 mm for both men and women.
Updates
Updates

Updates

The previous Pegasus models were made of lightweight material and this shoe followed in the same Nike tradition. However, there were some specific design changes that were made to the upper part of the shoe to increase comfortability and make it an exact fit. Integrated Zoom cushioning coupled with an outsole made of compound rubber; increase the structural support and cushioning of the shoe. This shoe can be considered as a right fit for both minimalist and maximalist runners. This is because of the complimentary features that vacillate from offering maximum productivity at minimum effort and vice versa.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

• Upper unit made of Fly mesh that is extremely breathable, plush and comfortable on the feet.

• Integrated Zoom technology on the midsole to offer optimum cushioning and support.

• Significantly lighter than its predecessors.

• Extremely flexible toe area that allows conducting of toe-offs more competently and naturally.

• Intricate lacing technique that provides exact fit as indicated on the box.

• Streamlined toe to hell design that offers an anatomic fit for the foot.

• Integrated Fly mesh and Fly wire technology that offers a more secure fit and enhanced comfort.
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 is an affordable shoe that has an intricate abundance of features that complement each other rot provide a durable and reliable option for a neutral runner.