The new Nike shoe, the Zoom Pegasus Turbo, is a cross between the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus and the Nike Zoom Vapour Fly Elite and 4%.
The Nike Pegasus is one of the most respected shoes in the game and its newest edition, the Pegasus 35, has been as well received as its precedecessors. The Pegasus has been one of the brand’s staple shoes for the past three decades.
The Zoom Pegasus Turbo employs the ZoomX foam, which delivers 85 per cent energy return, the greatest of any Nike foam. To sweeten the deal, it’s also Nike’s lightest foam, ensuring runners are light on their feet.
The foam is only used in three shoes: the Vaporfly Elite, the Vaporfly 4% and now the Pegasus Turbo.
The Nike 4% was inspired by the Nike Breaking2 project shoe, and then sold commercially after the sub-2 hour marathon attempt. This shoe includes a carbon plate, which is said to increase running economy by up to four per cent. This increase in economy can lower race times.
The new Nike shoe doesn’t include the carbon plate found in the Vaporfly Elite or 4%, as the plate is intended to provide a special kind of pop on race day. Nike consulted with elite athletes who have had success in the esteemed shoes, and they suggested that the plate was not necessary for everyday training.
Essentially, the Zoom Pegasus Turbo is the Pegasus you know and love, with super responsive ZoomX foam. So, the best of both worlds.
The shoe is available in Canada on August 2nd and retails for $240 CAD.