Nike’s newest addition to its elite running range is the Zoom Pegasus Turbo, an everyday running shoe that’s been created using the company’s most energy-efficient foam to date.
The shoes are modelled on the Zoom Vapourfly 4% running shoe, which was worn by the winners of the Boston, Berlin, New York and Chicago marathons. The Vapourfly features a carbon-fibre plate, which makes the shoe very fast, but also very firm – and this has been removed from the Zoom Pegasus Turbo. That makes the Pegasus a more comfortable fit: it’s designed for people who want a lot of punch, but in an everyday training shoe.
That punch comes from the ZoomX foam that cushions the shoe. Every stride you take when running compresses your shoe’s foam, and the foam springs back when your foot leaves the ground. The closer the foam gets to returning to its original shape, the more energy you get back. The ZoomX foam used in Zoom Pegasus Turbo delivers an 85 per cent energy return, Nike’s most efficient to date. They shoes are also superlightweight, with a mid-sized shoe weighing in between 200 and 240g. With the Zoom Pegasus Turbo’s high-tech foam and comfortable design, we’re going to need a new excuse for our shoddy performance on sluggish training days. Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo
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