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Shoe of The Week: Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

The Pegasus model dates back to 1983.

The Pegasus is one of Nike’s flagship training shoes, a model that dates way back to 1983. Is it possible to keep changing while still resembling what it has always been? Well, yes and no. The Peg has gone through numerous iterations through the years, including major changes in the past two years. While Pegasus 30 lacked lively pop and a dialed-in fit, the latest two versions are versatile, best-in-class training shoes. In addition to last year’s reintroduction of the vibrant Air Zoom cushioning package, this year’s version has been updated with Nike’s Flywire sidewall/arch support system and an engineered mesh upper, which provide a near-custom fit. The bottom line? The Peg 32 is an energetic trainer equally capable of long runs and short and faster workouts. No matter if you’re a beginner runner or just want to rely on one shoe for most of your training and racing needs, this version of the Pegasus is a great choice. (Double Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah uses the Pegasus for most of his training and his input has been a big reason why this shoe has improved dramatically over the past two years.) “I really like this version of the Peg, even better than the really solid 31 from last year,” says wear-tester John Tolbert. “The enhanced fit really bring this shoe full circle and make it a go-to shoe for most of my runs.”

This is the shoe for you if: … you’re looking for a very versatile, do-everything shoe.

Price: $110

Weights: 9.9 oz. (men’s 9.0); 8.4 oz. (women’s 7.0)

Offset: 10mm; 29mm (heel), 19mm (forefoot)

InfoNikerunning.com