Nike Air Storm Pegasus £65

Posted: 29 November 2002

This model may still be available on clearance. But we've reviewed a newer version since we published this.

Weight 345g
Evaluation The Nike Air Pegasus 2002 is a great shoe - offering a roomy fit, a smooth ride and soft cushioning. So the Storm Pegasus should have equal appeal: it's built on the same last, boasts the same fit and identical cushioning and stability. Like last year, all that's different is a more rugged outsole and a winterised upper. The outsole is a deeper-lugged version of Nike's waffle - it's not as aggressive as the new Phassad or Teocalli, but it does offer more grip on the rough stuff than a road shoe. The first version of the Storm Pegasus was great off-road but a little slippery on wet roads - the latest outsole uses a stickier rubber to overcome this. The upper is well insulated, though water did get through on a wet test run.
In short As it's essentially the Pegasus 2002 with a facelift, the Storm Pegasus will appeal to a broad range of runners. It's not a hardcore off-roader - the midsole isn't low-profile enough and the grip isn't that aggressive - but if you run on a mix of road and trail it'll do you proud.
Try it on if you liked Nike Air Pegasus 2002 (£60); Asics Gel Eagle Trail (£85)

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I have a pair of the Storm Pegasus and have been very pleased with the level of comfort and cusioning they provide whilst running off road, however recently a large thorn penetrated the sole near the heel resulting in a short hissing sound which I have too assume means the air cushioning has been punctured. What I would like to know is will this affect the performance of the shoes as I have been susceptable to lower leg injuries and don`t want to take any chances. Any advice will be gratefully accepted.
Posted: 30/12/2002 at 19:34

I'd try ringing NikeTown to ask their advice / complain - after all these shoes are meant to be able to cope with being off road and they're not cheap - surely they should be thorn proof? At the very least they should give you a huge discount of a new pair - unless they are very well used.

And yes - guaranteed it will affect your legs - you'll be subconciously expecting it to if nothing else - but I can't see how the performance wouldn't be affected.
Posted: 30/12/2002 at 21:41

The whole point of the air is for the cushioning - I think it would be reckless to continue in a pair of punctured shoes, unless you wanted a long holiday from running in the near future! :-)
Posted: 31/12/2002 at 09:27

Take 'em back to the shop, they'll return them for you, you'll be pleasantly surprised
'cause NIKE will not want the negative publicity.
Posted: 02/01/2003 at 23:36

I had the exactly the same problem with my Storms. The thorns went through the white oval logo at the heel. I bought mine from Start fitness and they said they would replace them. I have had problem with Nike before and had hoped that this off road shoe would be tougher. It is a great shoe but what pain in the arse!!!
Posted: 04/01/2003 at 23:11

Hi, that happened to my Nike air span triax, on returning from a run I saw a thorn stuck in the sole, when I pulled it out there was whoose of air, luckily the shoes were nearing the end of there life.
Not a good design if they puncture so easy.
Posted: 05/01/2003 at 12:23

Also had problem before, just returned them to shop in bad mood and they replaced free of charge. i belive Nike will replace for just about anything going wrong rather than lose customers.
Posted: 22/12/2004 at 23:17

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