Men and women typically have different weights, unique running forms and distinct preferences when it comes to their running shoes.
Instead of just creating one running shoe in larger and smaller sizes, many of the best running shoe brands are tweaking key characteristics to make their shoes a better fit for men and women. Nike accounted for that in the Pegasus 37 with Zoom Air units that are unique to the men’s and women’s models.
Designers took feedback from the runners who tested Pegasus prototypes, and women consistently wanted a more flexible feel. So Nike pumped the Air bags to different pressures.
Nike filled the men’s Pegasus to about 20psi and the women’s to about 15 psi to reduce stiffness.
The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 is every bit the classic everyday trainer you’ve come to know and love but with a few major updates.
Testers love the flexible feel and bouncy combination of the burlier Zoom Air unit and React foam. Runners looking for a versatile running shoe that can carry them through long runs and uptempo workouts will find a home in the Pegasus 37, while longtime fans will appreciate the updates without losing the familiar Peg feel.
One tester says the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 will inspire speed and performance for most runners.
“The Pegasus 37 definitely has elements of high-performance shoes brought down to an everyday trainer,” she says. “If nothing else, this shoe will make you feel fast and confident.”