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Pavement Runner Takes the Nike Pegasus 31 to the Streets

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PavementRunner took to the streets the Nike Air Pegasus 31 Running Shoes. Covering everything from the design to the comfort level, here is his runner breakdown:

Nike Pegasus 31

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You may remember the Limited Edition California version of the Nike Pegasus 30 that I was rocking last year. I kept them crisp and clean and hadn’t really started running until recently. When Finish Line wanted me to test out the latest version of the Pegasus, I was all over it. I laced them up and started running in them right away. I took them up to Seattle with me and was flashing them all weekend.

I wore them for the first time on our shakeout run in prep for the marathon the next day. It was a comfortable 3-mile with friends, and they felt great. I didn’t wear them for the marathon, but have used them for short-to-middle distance runs. The longest has been a 10-mile run, but the majority have been less than that or on hill workouts.

Nike Pegasus 31

In action up in Seattle with @StuftMama


The biggest thing, for me, on the Pegasus is the how great they feel when they are on. The cushioning inside the shoe feels great and I can definitely feel how comfortable it feels when they are on. That’s part of the reason that I love wearing them when I’m walking around. When you slip them on, it hugs your lower ankle and heel… almost like you are sliding into a support shoe.


I’ve stated before that on longer distances I prefer a support motion-control shoe. With that being said, I have really enjoyed both the Pegasus 30 and the Pegasus 31 for shorter-distance high-intensity workouts. They are supportive enough for me on runs in the 5-8 mile range and light enough (11 oz.) to get in some quick repeats.

Nike Pegasus 31


In typical Nike fashion, they look great. The Nike Pegasus 31 is designed with a mesh upper and no-sew overlays to keep the shoe light and give your foot the support and cushioning it needs. For stability, there is a rubber outsole that gives the shoe a wider footprint for impact and a contoured forefoot for a smoother transition (that little black part on the toe).

Check out all the available color options for the Pegasus line.

Final Thoughts

If you are looking for a neutral shoe that has some additional cushioning, this would be a great fit. With a 10mm offset, it provides a more natural footstrike, but has responsive cushioning and lightweight support for high mileage and speed.

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