Monday, June 10, 2019

Nike Zoom Pegasus 36 Initial Runs Video Review with Comparisons to Pegasus 35 and Vomero 14

Article by Sam Winebaum

Nike Zoom Pegasus 36 ($120)
Stack Height: 28 mm heel / 18 mm forefoot, 10 mm drop
Update:  Read our full Zoom Pegasus 36  review HERE 
The highlights of the 36th edition of the Pegasus are a 0.4 oz / 12 g drop in weight to just under 9 oz / 252 g brought about by effective changes to the upper.
Nike achieved this weight drop by effectively slimming down the rear of the shoe's collar padding, getting rid of the painfully snug extended  padded tongue and opening the fit by having the FlyWire enter further down the sides of the mid foot.

There are no noted changes to midsole or outsole but I did notice a very, very slightly more flexible, softer, and bouncier ride for Peg 36  when running Peg 35 on one foot and Peg 36 on the other. The ride remains classic Pegasus.


I tested the Pegasus 36 on one foot and the Pegasus 35 on the other and detail the differences in construction, fit, and ride while also comparing to the Zoom Vomero 14 (RTR Review), my 2018 Shoe of the Year,

Watch the Video Review and Comparisons with all the details

Our full multi tester is coming soon!


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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes Sam. When I ran in the Peg 35s I didn't lace them up. Hell I loosened them all up to the point where they were just there for decorative effect and they were still tight!

Forefoot needs way more cushion. Since it seems we're the only ones who see eye to eye on the Peg 35, you have become my trusted source for shoe reviews.

Thank you!



Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review!

Are you also going to review the trail version of the new Pegasus (Pegasus 36 Trail)?
I - and I assume also a lot of your reader - would be particularly interested in a comparison of the Pegasus 36 Trail, Kiger 5, and Wildhorse 5.

Thanks and cheers, Jay

Sam Winebaum said...

Hey Jay, Yes indeed Peg Trail on the way and we will compare!
Sam, Editor

Gijs said...

I have a sizing question. I had 2 kiger 4's and a zoom elite 9 in size 11. But going by your review I went with a size 10.5 with the kiger 5 (same as my salomons). Should I go with the 11 or the 10.5 with the pegasus (especially interested in the trail version)?

Sam Winebaum said...

From Don who has run all of them and is testing Peg Trail now: ’m a 12.5 in both the Peg trail and kiger. The kiger fits a little wider so feels a hair bigger up front, but not from length. I would recommend staying the same size between the two shoes.

Unknown said...

If I'm looking at the pegasus 35/36 or the vomero 14, which one is better for forefront cushioning as I'm a mid - forefoot striker? I am competing in 2 half marathons soon but then Concentrating on 10k average. Any advice please?

Sam Winebaum said...

Hi Unknown,
What are your running in now and how is it working for you? What are your race time goals?
Pegasus 35 36 will feel and is quite stiff and firm at the forefoot. Vomero 14 less so as it is more flexible, It is my preferred of the Nike more conventional trainers although some find it a bit heel heavy. Pushing the pace it really moves along and is super stable at the rear. You might actually look at the Pegasus 36 Trail (our review should post tomorrow). It has a softer more flexible forefoot than Peg 36 or Vomero. It is actually excellent on the road. The lugs are felt but they provide more cushion. I also think the Epic React 2 would have more cushion and it is lighter than any of the others. Reviews at the link below.
Sam, Editor
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Unknown said...

Hi Sam, I have just had a trial on the vomero on a quick race 2.6 me @15:46 and I'm a 10k @39:56 at present. The vomero givee fore foot pain after me last 10k run butnot sure how long these take to break in. I am getting faster so not sure to stick with the vomero or drop to the pegasus or others. I run more on my outsole hence why trying the vomero but the forefoot may cause an issue but I also want a pair that will last around 400 mile. I've got a cheap pair of under armour and don't struggle with pain so trying. It's mainly road racing I'm doing

John said...

Hi Sam, I have just had a trial on the vomero on a quick race 2.6 me @15:46 and I'm a 10k @39:56 at present. The vomero givee fore foot pain after me last 10k run butnot sure how long these take to break in. I am getting faster so not sure to stick with the vomero or drop to the pegasus or others. I run more on my outsole hence why trying the vomero but the forefoot may cause an issue but I also want a pair that will last around 400 mile. I've got a cheap pair of under armour and don't struggle with pain so trying. It's mainly road racing I'm doing

Sam Winebaum said...

Hi John,
Sounds like you need a shoe with more forefoot cushion. In Nike you might look at Epic React 2 and New Balance 1080v9 or maybe Hoka Clifton 6. Reviews of all below.
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Sam Winebaum said...

And John... you might also look at the Pegasus 36 Trail, for road it is fine there. It has 1mm more foam midsole and 1.5 mm more outsole thickness than Peg 36 so softer and more cushioned up front.
Sam, Editor