Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34 – Long Distance and Multi-Surface Shoe

 

The Pegasus shoe line is 34 years old, making it the most popular brand of Nike running shoe today!

It comes to no surprise as this shoe can swiftly glide on multi-surfaces.

Breathable and softer upper wraps make this shoe a very comfortable contender among running shoes. For all runners who are comfortable in Nike, this shoe is a must have.

There is a link at the bottom of this article to purchase the men’s or women’s Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34 running shoe.

What’s changed since the Pegasus 33’s ?


Shoe Upper, New Mesh and lacing system.

An updated fly mesh is installed in this version,larger ventilation holes where the toe box is and is softer and more breathable than the Pegasus 33.

Laces went with flat compared to round laces on the 33’s because complaints of being untied easily.


Other Changes

10.40 oz 4.oz litter than the Pegasus 33. This will make your running 1/2 a second faster than the Pegasus 33’s.

A reflective stripe has been placed on the back of the shoe for night runners.

No fly wiring showing as in the Pegasus 33, but it is still there this makes the shoe more durable.

Pros

This shoe runs best for track, road, treadmill and slippery surfaces.

The price is $110 a very affordable shoe for the benefits that it brings.

Mid foot upper supported by a strong rigid fly wire material to support the ankle while maintaining its lightweight.

This shoe also has a 10mm offset. (shoe thickness in the out sole form heel to toe).

Great lock down system in your heel, with a strong heel counter,  keeps  your heel in place during high impact runs.

You can expect no heel slippage and a snug fit from the get-go.

Air bubbles in the heel and the forefoot makes this shoe very responsive meaning this shoe will absorb shock that would normally cause pain up the leg from using an inefficient shoe.

The Pegasus 34 has pentagon shaped tread (bottom of shoe) on the medial side, (the inside of the bottom of the shoe) and a crash pad along the lateral side. (outside of the shoe)

This technology makes this shoe a top rated neutral cushioning shoe and distance running shoe on the planet.

Mid foot upper supported by a strong rigid fly wire material to support the ankle.

This shoe also has a 10mm offset. (shoe thickness in the out sole form heel to toe).

Small rocks get stuck in the tread. Not a big concern but can be a little trouble some.

Laces are long, but can be double knotted.

They are very cushioned, but with this comes stiffness out of the box.

However, this shoe breaks in very well after a run or two.

These shoes are narrower. Order a half size to make them a little wider.

Cons

Pebble rocks can get stuck in between tread. Not a big concern but can be a little trouble some. This is a legendary shoe and a few small  rocks will not persuade me not to have this shoe!

The Laces are long, but can be double knotted. The comfort level is 9 out of 10.

You would miss out on a quality shoe if you over looked this runner has a good reputation. This is the shoes 34th year because it has a great reputation for not letting the runner down during the final kick of your high impact runs.

The shoes comfort pays off huge when you find yourself gliding past the finish line without having to pound your feet for miles!

This shoe will not break down so easily.

They are very cushioned, but with this comes stiffness out of the box.

However, this shoe breaks in very well after a run or two. Do not pass up on these shoes they are a must have and a staple of Nike.

These shoes are narrower. Order a half size up to make them a little wide.

Conclusion

I think these shoes are a very good investment for your long distance and mid distance. A very comfortable shoe and light weight is what makes this shoe different from the many competitors. Do not let peer pressure make you think other wise. This Nike running shoe is one of the best running shoes out today, sold at a reasonable price.

Well the Nike Pegasus is the oldest Nike brand out, the reason for this is due to the high number of requests to improve the shoe. This shoe is a very good performance shoe and a must have.

Purchase mens and womens Nike air Zoom Pegasus 34’s. With these two amazon links.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34 in men’s.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34 in women’s.

 

If you have any questions or comments please post a comment below and I will be more than happy to help you. Thank you.

12 Replies to “Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34 – Long Distance and Multi-Surface Shoe”

  1. Great article and information. I had previously steered away from Nike. I have ankle issues after a break, as well as arch issues(since puberty). How is the arch support in the 34s?

    1. The shoe is a very very comfortable and snug fit, this shoe is a neutral runner, and if your looking for arch support I would recommend a stability shoe from hoka one one these shoes a extremely comfortable and world class marathoners to even 5 k runners are going for hoka one one stability shoes

  2. My running days are long behind me but I still maintain an interest all these years later.
    Maybe I should take to the road again but the thought of starting the training over again is daunting.
    I just wanted to say that I enjoyed this post as it brought back memories of my Nike Pegasus from all those years ago

  3. Now I know exactly whether or not I need a new pair of the described Nike shoes! The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus
    34 Shoes for running are very clearly described by the author. I have the impression the author enjoys a pair of their own! I enjoyed my visit to this website!

  4. Hey I was looking for another track shoe and think I’ve just found it. No clue that this was one of the oldest styles Nike had to offer! Love the reflective strip any clue how many miles these are recommended running in?

    Thanks,

    Nick

    1. You should be able to extract more than 400 miles with the Pegasus. Wear and tear will happen with the foam mid sole and insole, though the Zoom Air bags will retain their cushioning as long as they do not accidentally deflate. The life span of this shoe ranges from 300 miles for heavier runners the average life span is 450 and this shoe can also last up 900 miles.

      Experts says a shoes lifespan is subject to your gait your weight and the surface where you run. Run on harder surfaces and your shoes will be worn out faster then if you were running on bouncy track. Also if you pound when you run or if you have a softer foot strike.
      You should also rotate between two running shoes and run only 20 miles a week until your foot strike becomes lighter.

  5. Thanks for this thorough review my friend I started getting into running at the start of the year and it’s begun to get easier for me. My shoes are currently on the way out and I’m in need of something with more quality, durability and capable of handling long distances. The fact that the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34 works good for road and track makes it a no brainer if you ask me. I’m going to get some asap, thanks!

    1. This is great! And remember to shop online to customize colors and size. You also have a 60 day return policy if your runners are not exactly what you are looking for. Look for a snug comfortable fit from the start. Thanks

  6. Yes!!! Thanks for this article!!! I have been looking for options for a good all around runing shoe for multiple surfaces!!!! I enjoy trail running(gravel and dirt) but I live in a large city so I get to the trails on concrete and grass, and these might be exactly what I am looking for, Thanks!!

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