Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 Running Shoe Review

The latest and greatest iteration of Nike’s famous neutral runner shoe features the same Zoom-cushioned tooling as last year’s Zoom Pegasus 31, but the upper is modified with a lightweight and breathable engineered mesh construction, supported with Flywire through the midfoot.


The engineered mesh upper with Flywire cables offers breathability and secure, comfortable fit. The mesh upper allows air to pass on the exterior allowing ventilated air to cool down the feet. My longest run in the shoes was almost 5 hours and I didnt have any problems with sweat or cooling.

The heel drop is 10 mm which means that the heel sits 10 mm higher off the ground than the forefoot. Shoes with small drop are suitable for midfoot or forefoot strikers while shoes with bigger heel drop are for heel strikers. Pegasus 32’s drop is situated in the middle.


A rubber crash rail on the outsole acts as a cushioning device upon impact and helps smooth out the footstrike. The waffled outsole also happens to be very durable. I ran almost 300 miles on a variety of surfaces – city parks, roads, mountain trails and the outsole looks fantastic. I have the feeling that I can run many more miles without worrying about the durability of the shoe. Big ups for Nike but the drawback is the weight. Pegasus 32 is not the heaviest shoe on the market, but it is not the lightest too.


Responsive cushioning is present thanks to the Nike Zoom Air unit situated within the heel. After impact, the tightly stretched fibers inside the air unit quickly bounce back into shape, providing a super responsive feel and improved awareness of the surface you’re running on.

Nike Men’s Air Zoom Pegasus 32 Running Shoe:

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