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New: Nike wows us with the Pegasus Premium

Posted on Apr 14, 2024 in Nike

With Nike On Air running in Paris and the Blueprint Pack unveiled in time for the Olympics, one key silhouette that was unveiled was the Nike Pegasus Premium. The Pegasus line’s been around since the 80s and their latest iteration features the first sculpted, visible Air Zoom unit. The feeling underfoot should be the most efficient across Air Zoom units made by the Swoosh.

As seen in the images, the visible Air Zoom unit is sculpted from heel to forefoot, made in such a manner to transfer the runner’s power from heel strik to toe-off. Previous Air Zoom units were designed flat, and through new tools, Nike was able to scuplt the unit to take on the natural shape of the foot, making the feel so much more natural. The Air Zoom unit is coupled with ZoomX foam in the midsole and ReactX foam in the heel for a smoother and cushy ride. This combination returns more energy than any other model in the Pegasus franchise to date.

“Air is Nike’s separator in the footwear industry — no one can create cushioning innovations like we can,” says Kathy Gomez, Nike VP NXT Footwear. “In running, when we combine Air with components like midfoot plates and with platforms like our proprietary foams, we create superior systems for performance. For the Peg Premium, we wanted runners to get the most energy return possible out of the sculpted Air Zoom unit. Not only does it double as a spring-like mechanism, the Air unit is also designed to engage with the entirety of your foot, no matter your gait pattern or stride length.”

For the Peg Premium’s upper, Nike used a circular knit, something we’ve seen used on other silhouettes prior. The upper is reinforced in specific areas of the lateral and medial forefoot where support is needed the most.

The Nike Pegasus Premium releases in the Airscape colorway on, on the Nike App, and at select running specialty stores. Launch details to come.