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Mens Nike Zoom Pegasus 38

Mens Nike Zoom Pegasus 38
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The latest 38th version of Nike's classic. We test their classic and report on the changes.

Mens Nike Zoom Pegasus 38

The latest 38th version of Nike's classic. We test their classic and report on the changes.

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Our verdict

A great package of comfort, cushioning and fit at a great price. If you are a Pegasus fan, there's nothing here that'll do anything other than encouraging you to buy another pair...

  • Positive
  • Overall comfort
  • Great cushioning
  • Value for money
  • Negative
  • Skinny heel

First impressions

Fans of the Pegasus have learned not to raise their expectations too much with the launch of a new model and that’s mainly because they’ve always been happy with the shoe. Now in its 38th generation the new Pegasus remains true to the formula of an everyday workhorse trainer that’s light, cushioned and versatile.


The React foam remains and with the Zoom Air forefoot unit. This combination provides good cushioning and a responsive toe-off. It’s a neutral shoe and it’s worth considering that the ‘footprint’ of the shoe, particularly in the heel is rather narrow; that’s fine for those with a truly neutral gait but those requiring any support at all should look elsewhere.


The overall fit of the shoe has increased in width this time, particularly in the forefoot to allow the toes to spread a little but the shoe still feels secure thanks to the lacing loops which wrap around the midfoot.


As always, the Waffle inspired outsole remains and is one of the best designs around, especially for versatile traction on pretty much any surface.


Everyday comfort, great cushioning and fit at a very good price. Good for nike - no major changes and they've kept the price extremely competitive. This model will be as successful as any other.

Technical info

  • Nike React foam is lightweight, springy, and durable.
  • Zoom Air in the forefoot is twice as large as previous versions to deliver more bounce with every step.
  • Duralon blown rubber located in the forefoot provides multi-surface traction.
  • BRS 1000 carbon rubber provides durable traction.
  • Waffle outsole design in the forefoot provides multi-surface traction and a touch of cushioning, with adjusted waffle lug positioning to better cushion forces absorbed on impact.
  • Rubber Crash Rail on the lateral side acts as a cushioning device for smoother transitions and enhanced flexibility.
  • Sandwich Mesh upper provides comfortable performance.
  • Midfoot Webbing System adapt to the size of your feet, keeping you comfortable and secure.

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Shoe details

Gender Mens
Year 2021
Season Summer
Current model
Release date 2021
MSRP $0.00
Weight 10.2oz / 289g
Heal Drop 10mm


Shoe Type
Light Trail
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