Nike Air Pegasus+ 30 Running Shoe Review

I don’t like running. Or more specifically, I’ve never much enjoyed running for running’s sake. I really enjoy athletic pursuits, but generally they include something to distract me from the running part. Recently, I punched my fitness universe in the face and committed to run 2-3 times a week.

In light of my new running goals I stopped by a local running store and picked up the Nike Air Pegasus+ 30 running shoe.

This review is my initial impression of the Pegasus 30 after going on several runs in the shoe. I will update the review once I have put more miles in. Also, I started a small runners group on facebook to encourage myself and others to run-feel free to join us on this running adventure.

Pegasus 30 Product Specifications

  • Designed for the neutral runner (Those that don’t need extra stability or support)
  • Weight 10.8 Ounces (men’s size 10)
  • Nike+ ready
  • Heel-to-toe drop 12 mm (According to REI)

My Initial Impressions

“Cushion!” That is my first thought when I consider the Air Pegasus+ 30. This shoe has a seriously cushioned ride. I wasn’t sure if the shoe would feel too soft, but I haven’t found that to be the case. In fact, I find the Pegasus 30 to have a nice balance of comfort and spring.  My feet feel happy and I don’t feel like I’m sinking every stride.

The Pegasus’ ride is super smooth, but I wouldn’t consider the shoe to be agile. And I don’t want to say bulky, but these shoes feel substantial under my feet.

The Air Pegasus 30 fits comfortably snug all the way from my rear foot, through the midfoot, and into the toe box. In terms of fit and feel I have no complaints. Nice job, Nike.

These shoes are meant for neutral runners. My left foot is neutral and my right foot overpronates mildly. When I gave the Pegasus 30 a test jog at the store I did notice my right foot wanted to roll inward a bit. I bought the shoes anyway and I haven’t noticed any issues with my pronation. That being said, if you have more serious overpronation issues you may want to consider a stability shoe like the Saucony Omni 12.

The Bottom Line

The Nike Air Pegasus+ 30 provides an extremely comfortable ride. I suspect this is a shoe I can grow with as my running stamina increases and the miles add up. My only caution would be for those runners looking for a more minimalist style and/or prefer a firmer and perhaps more response ride. The Pegasus 30 comes in Men’s and Women’s models and retails at $100, which is sort of refreshing in the age of $150 releases (here’s looking at you Flyknit Lunar 2).


Nike Air Pegasus 30 Bonus Goodies

The 30 year history of the Nike Pegasus.

Information! This is a hands-on gear review for the Nike Air Pegasus+ 30 running shoe. Robb purchased the shoe at a local running shop and wrote this review based on his personal experience.

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About The Author

Robb Erickson
works as digital marketer. In his free time Robb likes to stay active and explore the outdoors. Two of Robb's most memorable backpacking trips are hiking in the Chicago Basin and soaking in the falls near Havasupai.