The Nike Air Pegasus 27 is perhaps the most famous neutral running shoe offered by Nike. For many years now runners have pledged allegiance to this comfortable gem.
Neutral runners not needing that lock down feel of an immobilization shoe will find the Air Pegasus +27 to be lightweight (11.6 oz men, 9.1 oz women), supportive, and extremely comfortable. This running shoe is perfect for training as well as long distance racing.
Scroll Over Thumbnails to See Larger Pics
The previous Nike Air Pegasus 26 was full of Nike Air technology. New to the Nike Air Pegasus+ 27 is a Zoom Unit in the heel. Nike Zoom Units provide a low to the ground responsive cushioning like no other. Nike Zoom is an extremely resilient, ultra lightweight cushioning system that allows a runner’s foot to maneuver aggressively.
Once again Nike has taken the Air Pegasus to a new level. Gender specific flex grooves surround the outsole of this shoe. These flex grooves allow for an extremely smooth heel-toe transition. Flexibility, as any veteran road warrior knows, is one of the keys to speed and a better finish time.
A partial inner sleeve and Ortholite removable sockliner create a moisture resistant environment for your foot. Air Pegasus+ 27’s sockliner is made of a moldable material that conforms to the individuals foot to provide maximum stability and comfort.
Open air mesh uppers with synthetic overlays are found on the Nike Pegasus 27. No stitch construction of the upper liner greatly reduces the possibility of irritation caused by those pesky nylon stitches popping up out of nowhere in other shoe brands. Again the useful Achilles’ notch makes an appearance on the Air Pegasus+ 27.
Shock absorption is of the utmost importance for runners of all shapes and sizes. The segmented crash pad on the Air Pegasus+ 27 evenly distributes strike force impact response throughout the shoe.
Nike always has Mother Nature in mind when building the outer blown rubber soles of its running shoes. They have used a more biodegradable BRS 1000 carbon based rubber this time around.
The Air Pegasus+ 27 is also Nike+ ready. Nike+ was created for runners who enjoy recording and monitoring each step they take towards achieving their fitness goals.
You simply place the sensor under the Nike+ ready sock liner. Information is transmitted wirelessly to the receiving device of your choice. Nike+ sensors calculate a runners pace, distance and calories burned.
Is Nike Air Pegasus 27 The Best Running Shoe For Me?
The Air Pegasus+ 27 is appreciated in the running community for its versatility and comfort. Feel free to strap these puppies on whenever you desire, and provide your feet with a lightweight and comfortable ride.
Larger runners that “pound” the ground have particularly championed the Air Pegasus +27. The crash pad on this shoe is made separately for women and men. This is not a one size fits all shoe as it comes in men’s and women’s as well as a variety of children’s sizes.
Nike Air Pegasus+ 27 is a smooth, highly popular shoe that most neutral runners use during training. Some Runners looking for a softer even more cushioned trainer must choose between this and the Nike Zoom Vomero 5.
If you do decide to go with the slick looking Nike Air Pegasus+ 27, rest assured that your feet will thank you after each and every run.
RunPals Rated: Nike Air Pegasus 27
(4.0 out of 5)