NIKE PEGASUS TRAIL 3: ROBUST AND CUSHIONED TRAIL SHOE.
NIKE PEGASUS TRAIL 3: trail shoe to start in mountain running. Our TRAIL RUNNING SHOES section today presents the 2021 version of this shoe.
A shoe that arrives in 2021 with a weight of 321 grams (44EUR) plus a high Drop of 10mm and wide height to the ground with 26mm in front and up to 36mm in Heel. Let’s go with the analysis by Mayayo.
NIKE PEGASUS TRAIL 3
The Nike Pegasus Trail 3 are the shoes with the biggest cushioning for trail running, within the catalog of the American brand.
Historically, it was always prioritised style and comfort over performance. Although it has similarities with its road colleague, the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38 in the year 2021 verdion, it would be somewhat simplistic, reducing it simply to a “trail version”.
It is true that its design refers us to the classic look of the Pegasus asphalters, but as we will see it has its own personality.
The Nike React foam offers a reactive cushioning, while the sole created for the mountain seeks to move us well on firm ground, be it track, trail or, occasionally, some punctual rocky terrain.
It also provides greater support in the midfoot to offer security at each exit. The sole is obviously the clearest difference that we will see later in detail.
NIKE PEGASUS TRAIL 3: DATA SHEET
As you will see, it is rather a multipurpose rolling shoe for firm terrain with a wide slope for those who do not yet master the technique. or you want to use it to run very long with it.
- Weight 321 gr. it is a somewhat high weight, which adds about 10gr more than its sisters Terra Kiger 7 and Wild Horse.
- Price € 130 but there are already € 90 offers on the official website itself.
- Drop: 9.5 mm Unlike the more demanding 4mm of the Kiger, these 9.5mm will help those who hit in excess of the heel.
- Recommended use: Training on firm ground and long runs at medium-low rates. Medium-high weight runners with limited technique will take better advantage of their geometry.
- Lugs: 3.5 mm. medium-low prominence that will be more comfortable on firm ground.
- Height to the ground: 26mm front – 36mm rear. Perhaps the most cushioned shoes in all of Nike Trail
- Midsole: Nike React foam throughout the plant.
NIKE PEGASUS TRAIL 3: HIGHLIGHTS
The Nike Pegasus Trail 3 are the shoes with the highest mountain cushioning of the American brand. Historically, it is a shoe focused on facilitating the debut at ros headquarters of the faithful asphalters of Pegasus. Logical, because it has always prioritized style and comfort over performance.
This Nike Pegasus Trail 3 of 2021 boasts a new upper, with a better fit for greater stability on technical trails. The real question is whether the improvement will be enough to cut ground to the Terra Kiger, which in my opinion is perhaps the brand’s most balanced bet for the popular Spanish corremontes.
NIKE REACT CUSHIONING (HEIGHT 26MM FOREFOOT – 36MM HEEL)
The midsole offers a simple configuration: full-body Nike React foam. There is no Zoom Air unit like on the Terra Kiger or the “normal” Pegasus for the road.
The sole is 36mm thick under the heel and 26mm under the fingers. Therefore, the drop is 10 mm, which is relatively standard and works well for most people.
The Pegasus Trail 3 has no rock plate, but as we will see in the grip section, you probably do not need it, since it is not a shoe for very technical rocky terrain.
ENGINEERED MESH UPPER, DYNAMIC FIT, REINFORCED TAB
The cover was one of the weakest points of the previous version, for being too loose and not offering the necessary lock in our strong bottom. Nike improves the adjustment with midfoot lock.
The heel also fits better and locks the foot securely In addition, the toe cap is more spacious which offers more comfort without compromising the lock.
SOLE GRIP AND DURABILITY
It is a basic shoe in this regard, effective on dry dirt trails and even comfortable on the road. It’s on wet ground where things get ugly.
The shockwave design and multidirectional studs may not offer enough grip, especially on muddy surfaces. Therefore, this Nike Pegasus Trail 3 will go well especially for your daily workouts and long-distance runs on mild or moderately technical trails.
NIKE PEGASUS TRAIL 3: CONCLUSION
A very suitable shoe to jump from the asphalt to a pious trail, if you are a regular of the brand. Despite a limited grip on technical terrain such as mud or wet rock, this third version of Nike Pegasus Trail is not without its strengths in terms of comfortable padded ride.
Its wide cushioning, combined with the improved cover that is safer with a near-perfect fit, makes it an attractive option for long runs on firm and simple terrain.
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