Men's NIKE® AIR PEGASUS+ 29 :: Get that great run you're looking for in the lightweight, comfortable men's Nike® Air Pegasus+ 29. Step into in a runner's paradise with these updated running shoes that look great and fit like a glove. And if you feel like you're running on air, it's because you are: the Pegasus+ 29 comes with 10mm of Zoom Air in the heel encased in Cushion carrier foam. Expect your feet to be snug, fit and secure thanks to the heel and underlay wraps. You'll love slipping these babies on for a light and fast run, time and time again. Nike+ ready. 10.0 ounces
After a decade removed from Nike I decided to give them another try. I needed a low mileage training shoe and this seemed to be a good option. After the many years of the positive things I have read and heard about the Pegs I bought a pair. My first impression of the shoe is that it was very "stripped down". There isn't much to this shoe. Basically a cushion sole attached to a mesh top. It doesnt seem like there was much effort put into the designing of this shoe. The toe box to me is an area that I thought really hurts my overall impression of the shoe. First, the shoe seems to run short. I have always been 10.5 - 11. I tried on the 11 and ended up going with a 11.5. After wearing these a couple times I noticed the toe box area seems to have a lot of extra material. Not wide but extra material. They dont have the form fit snug running shoe feel. When I laced these up I noticed a bunching of material at the bottom of the laces. This extra material causes the ball of your foot and toes to move all around the shoe. To correct the movemnt I laced up the shoe tighter to try to minimize foot movement. The next problem surfaced. The tongue has very little padding. After a few runs I thought I may have ordered the wrong size. I went back down to the 11. My toes ended up touching the front due to the shortness. I ended up with blisters and a host of other discomforts. I don't know what the rave is about this shoe. Maybe this shoe works for a lot of people but it definitely isn't a good match for me. To help others that are of similar build I am 6'3'' 175# 20-40 miles/week. My shoe size is 10.5 - 11 (typically 11).
My 1st pair of many more
I run 10-20 miles/week on the road and have been running in the 29's for 3 weeks now. I've never ran in Pegasus before...my last 3 pairs have been Vomero's twice and Brooks Glycerine. Wow, the Pegasus 29's have been a pleasant surprise. Plenty of springy cushion (if you like that- I do) in a lightweight shoe. I don't know how durable they will be but right now they get me excited to run. I'm a 6'2" tall & 190 lbs. neutral runner.
Decent cushioning, Pegasus 28's better.
I think most of the reviewers have it right, and it boils down to this: decent cushioning and lightweight shoe, but those who have run in the Pegasus 28 (such as myself) will largely agree that the Pegasus 29 falls short of the Pegasus 28.
If there was one thing that the Pegasus 29 might have an edge compared to the 28, it might be the flashy colors available. I have the lime-colored ones, and I always get looks/comments about it. Another advantage might be that the 29 is lighter (at least, based on my feel). Also, the 29 might be a little more breathable (but again, it's anecdotal).
However, I think that's where the 29's advantages over 28 stop. The 29 doesn't feel as stable as the 28. The 29 has decent cushioning, but the shoe doesn't necessarily feel sturdy stride after stride. Also, the Pegasus 29 isn't as durable as the 28.
All in all, the Pegasus 29 is a decent shoe. However, those who have loved previous iterations (in particular, the Pegasus 28) might find the 29 to be a downgrade. I think that Nike maybe thought along the theme of lighter/faster, but I think durability and overall quality suffers as a result.
Best Peagus Ever!
I've been running in Nike shoes since 1981. This new Peagus 29 is awesome! Comfortable, cushioned, good looking, etc. I'm so glad I tried these. I had the Peagus 28 and the Vomero 7, but these are much better. Try the wild green, they are beautiful.
Pat, 155 Marathons
I am a runner who averages between 20-30 miles a week. I normally run in the saucony kinvara and wanted to add a more cushioned sneaker to my rotation. The shoes themselves are as advertised, plenty of cushion and pretty light for a neutral shoe. What didn't work for me is that one shoe was manufactured a month before the other and the fit and toe box of the two were completely off. I had to keep cinching the right one tighter and tighter. When I emailed to ask if this was normal, no one in customer service could tell me if its normal for Nike to manufacture a pair of sneakers a month apart and they didn't think that would affect the fit. Regardless, I have owned many Nikes before and have never had two shoes manufactured with different dates on them so all I can figure is that there was a mistake on either nikes end or the distributer. I have since returned them.
Scott the runner
Too Many Changes
I am an avid runner and I have trained in the Nike Pegasus since its conception. I have always sweated it when Nike changes the Pegasus in anyway because this has been my go to training shoe. This change I am afraid is not good for me. Training 60 miles a week this shoe will not hold up. It has a lightweight feel that feels more like a racing flat. There is a lot less midsole, so much so on my first run with them I could feel pieces of gravel that I would occassionally run over. I am so displeased I am going to email Nike my concern. I weigh 140 pounds and am a very efficient runner. I have never required a shoe with any extra support. I am afraid this new 29 Pegasus does not come close to the 28 and prior models. It really saddens me. Please beware when buying this new version of the Pegasus. Thank goodness for RRS 90 day return policy. Happy Running.
Run Joe Run
Lee's Summit, Missouri
I am not a big fan of running but started to do mud runs as it seems to be a good motivator to get and stay in shape. I had an old pair of Nike free trainers that I used and they seemed to do fine for running 3 miles a day, 6 days a week. There is no comparison in what it feels like to run in these shoes. I am not sure that is a great comparison but the cushion, weight, and spring of these shoes is great. Back when I was an athlete I ran and trained hard but the technology of these and probably most decent running shoes is substantially better than what I remember. These were a great value and I could not be happier with them. The one thing that seemed a little weird was the width of the toe area. It was wider than I was used to but had no effect on my running.
St. Paul mn
In my first week using these shoes after 27 km including a 10K race finished at 1:04:56 i can say these is a very cushioned shoe and durable. Is not a fast shoe, you can do some speed work but the main use of these shoes is for endurance...long slow runs...durability. In my case is narrowed in the front so i buy a 11 when my last shoe was 10.5 (supernova glide 4) but still feels great. The only downside is because the show don't breathe enough and you can feel the heat in your feets in the long runs....and thats why i don't give five stars. Bottom line: If you are a beginner, neutral, and need to have a LOT of cushioning in your feet for any reason don't look anywhere and buy these shoe. I'm looking for the black one.
Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic.
Love this shoe so much, I bought 3 pairs
It's funny how much these shoes have changed over the years. I used to wear Pegasus when I was in grade school. I run about 15-20 miles a week in them now. Very well made, comfortable shoe for the beginner or the intermediate runner (which is what I consider myself). I have torn my ACL (soccer) and used to experience occasional patellar tendonitis. Since switching to this shoe I have no issues or pain. Thanks Nike on an excellent product. I am a bit nervous about the Pegasus 30 coming out, so I purchased 2 more pair after my excellent success with the first. I hope they did not change a lot in the 30, Nike does do that a lot of the time. I used to wear the Zoom Miler and then they discontinued them.
Easy on the knees
I have highly susceptible knees so I mostly hike, not run. But I have to do a yearly run test so I always train up 1-2 months ahead of time. These shoes are nice and lightweight, yet provide lots of cushioning to keep my knees from screaming. They were so good I went out and bought another pair for everyday use, AND the Trail version of this shoe which is also very good. The Trail version is not as "grippy" as some other Trail shoes but it also is more comfortable on hard pack, wood bridges, and occasional pavement.
Writing my first road runner review to come to the defense of the Pegasus 29 - feel like it deserves a higher rating. Longtime anti-Nike runner who was talked into the 29 while looking for a trainer to replace my Rider 15s while waiting for the 16s to be released. Totally different shoes, but the 29 has been a nice, fairly light, super comfy trainer. After first 100 miles there is nothing to suggest that they are not going to last a long while. Give the 29s a shot, you might be surprised...I am a 35 mile a week runner.
South of Chicago
High Mileage Hero
This shoe is great for those long runs and light enough for some shorter stuff, too. It's super-soft sole lets me go as long as my lungs can handle. My feet and legs feel less sore the next day compared to other shoes.
I know this site is liberal with the "order up 1/2 size", but I think it is true in this shoe. In prior Pegasus models I was a solid 10 but needed a 10.5 in the 29. I found it more smooth than the 28 and similar in ride to the 27, with lighter weight.
Des Moines, IA
Nike Air Pegasus +29 Running Shoe
This is probably my 25th pair of Nike Air Pegasus shoes. I keep buying 'em because they are by far the best shoe for me and I've tried a variety of others when Nike chose to discontinue the Air Pegasus for a while. Not for everyone - if you are a heavyweight or have gait problems, you should probably look elsewhere. If you are neutral, these will fill your needs. Great shoe at a great price.
Bring back the Air Pegasus 28
I have been running in the Air Pegasus models off and on for 30 years. Every now and then someone makes a design change that causes me to go another brand. In this case, Nike added side support bands to the Air Pegasus 29. I run 50+ miles per week. These bands place pressure of the sides on my feet and caused a great deal of pain. I purchased two pair and returned the second pair unused. Good by Nike, hello New Balance.
Nothing wrong with this shoe
I've been running on Nike Pegasus shoes for years - 20-30 miles a week, more when I'm training for a marathon. I'm surprised to read the negative comparisons of the new 29 with last year's 28. I alternate a 28 and 29 right now, and I find very little difference. The 29 feels a wee-bit softer and the 28 a wee-bit more stable. Both are simple, straightforward cushion shoes. Excellent on the road and okay on the trails.
Towpath Trail Runner
I really like running in these!
I ran in these shoes for the last 6 months totaling somewhere between 250-300 miles and loved them. They were very comfortable and kept my feet feeling great after each run. I felt that the support from the shoes was great and they were supportive without being too bulky or too heavy. I would definitely recommend these to anyone and almost bought a new pair.
I think I will give another shoe a try first but I would definitely get another pair if the new ones don''t work out.
Avon Lake, OH
Love these shoes!
Comments about this shoe so far seem to indicate it's not as good as the previous edition. I didn't wear that one, but I couldn't be happier with this one. I use my Pegs primarily for trails and gravel/dirt roads: great traction, comfortably snug fit, super light/nimble, just enough/but not too much cushion - all the characteristics you require for a good trail shoe.
Prefer 28's over the 29's
These seem cut slightly narrower in the toe box than the 28's, as I eventually got a black toenail on the 4th toe - there was no such problem in 3 pairs of the 28's. The road feel of the 29's is also different from the 28's, perhaps because of the change in the outsole design and after almost 200 miles, I still prefer the 28's. I have two more pairs of 28's but I won't be buying anymore 29's.
Shoe is OK
I weigh 120 lbs and run on asphalt, concrete, dirt and gravel. I have not used this shoe much, but am working it into my rotation, So far it seems good. I am replacing shoes that are not available anymore--the Adidas Bostons. My old Bostons are four years old but are still great training shoes.
I run two training runs and one race each week
Sun City, Lincoln Hills CA
Under-pronate? Great shoe!
As an under-pronator (supinator), I have always tended to (quickly) wear down the outer heel of just about every tennis/running shoe I've owned. Not the Pegasus 29. I'm actually quite amazed at the very even wear, in fact no noticeable outer heel wear AT ALL. I'm a 2.5-3.5mile/day, 6x/wk runner, mid-50s, and I'm thinking I've landed on a winner.
5'9" 225 (fat guy) running 25-30 miles a week. I've been running in the 28's and since could no longer get them decided to try the Vomero+7. Tey did NOT work for me at all...sent them back. Received these 29's Friday evening, laced them up Saturday morning for a 11 miler and could not be happier! Great shoe right out of the box!! Second pair ordered.
Have been running with the Pegasus+ 28's and really liked the support. When Nike came out with the 29's I looked forward to running with them. I immediately noticed toe box instability. I looked everywhere to stock up on 28's. Found eight pairs and bought them. Should be set for a while.
I run approx. 35 miles per week.
Runner from NC
I would buy this shoe again
I have a bunion that becomes extremely sore with the wrong shoe and size. I went to Roadrunner for an evaluation that would give me a better idea of the type and size of shoe I needed. When all was said and done, I was very pleased with the service I received and the recommended shoe and size.
My Favorite Shoe
Air Pegasus is my favorite running shoe. I run 10Ks and occasionaly a Marathon. It fits my foot perfectly with an average arch and pronation. The only minor issue I have are the shoe laces. On some orders, one shoe lace may be 2-3 inches short and may not be enough for a double knot. This is easily fixed.
Mens Nike AIr Pegasus +29 - Great Shoe
I just switch from running on Brooks Adrenaline for the last 8 years and this shoe is excellent if you are a fore foot runner. There is excellent padding for the ball of the foots. I find them very comfortable. I was surprised because I haven't run in a Nike in over 15 years.
Great shoe except for cushioning.
Delivery is always the best. The shoe is to replace Nike Vomero 6 and neither this shoe or the Vomero 8 have enough cushioning for me 70 yrs old. My knees hurt in the first block. Fit great, felt good to walk in etc. all good. Just did not have enough cushion.
Lighter feel than Asics
Outer sole lasts longer than Asics, but tread picks up rocks and pebbles. I superinate and the heels last less than 200 miles even when I rotate shoes. Alas, i haven't found anything better for my running style (heel striker, supernator, high arch, long slow runner).
i wish nike made 4E's for their cushion shoes. i've run in vomero's for years and tried the pegasus'. the shoe is somewhat on small side and one will have to jump 1/2 size up. very comfortable shoe and i believe nike hit another home run with this shoe.
I've put about 150 miles on these shoes and really like them. I've moved from Pegasus 26's to Vomero's, back to Pegasus 28's, and now to Pegasus 29's. These are the best shoes for me so far at 215 pounds and running 30+ miles per week.
If you are used to the older Pegasus, this shoe is completely different. Like another reviewer said, they are more like a racing flat than the trainer that previous versions have been. I have been running in Pegasus for years, so I will see how these do. I am not sure why they took out some much cushion. Hopefully I will not have to change shoes.
Mens Nike Air Pegasus+ 29 Running Shoe
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