Nike’s Air Pegasus turns 25 this year. What’s the big deal? Well, when a running shoe is almost as old as I am, that tells you something about its enduring quality and design, considering how fleeting sneaker trends can be. It’s what professional athletes (including Canada’s Perdita Felicien and Olympic medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson) and regular folk (me, for one) choose to tie on for their runs.
We love the new innovations incorporated into this year’s edition, Air Pegasus 25+—including engineering the shoe’s fit for women, incorporating the Nike+ system, not to mention being produced under Nike Considered Design principles of being environmentally-friendly.
But the shoe maintains many of its original 1983 features: the original waffle design (the brainchild of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman who first thought of the idea over 40 years ago when he tested out liquid latex in his wife’s waffle maker) and Pegasus’s signature lightweight upper. “The formula is pretty simple,” says Kerry Delson, Nike’s Foortwear Merchandise Manager for Running and Women’s Training, “but consistently delivery against it is the challenge that keeps us up at night and makes us excited to come to work in the morning.”
Now in stores – Special Edition versions (we’re loving the ones with the purple swoosh) as well as coordinating clothing—you may not have your set yet to run to the Nike store, but you still might wanna get there ASAP to nab your own pair. Click to see more photos.