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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

£159.95, nike.com

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