The Nike Zoom series of running shoes sees the Nike Zoom Pegasus at its center, as their most popular running shoes and very likely the most popular running shoe in the market.
For 2019 the Portland company introduces the new Pegasus (version 36) and the other shoes in the series.
This collection launches in an eye-catching neon green color, that apparently is the most visible color to the human eye. A special variant of this color, called “Nike Phantom Glow” has been dedicated to the top-of-the-line Nike Zoom Vaporfly NEXT%.
A note: Nike includes in the “Zoom Series” their shoes that has their fastest technologies underfoot. This means Zoom Air obviously but also the new ZoomX foam.
Let’s have a look at these 4 shoes.
[Don’t forget to check our guide to Nike running shoes: we take all Nike running models and explain what shoes are meant for which runner]
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Nike Zoom Pegasus 36
Upper refresh this year for the Pegasus. Nike’s all time best running shoe keeps the same full length Zoom Air unit introduced in the Pegasus 35 and the Cushlon midsole.
In the upper new Engineered mesh with added perforation are joined by exposed Flywire cables in the midfoot and a slimmer design to heel collar and tongue.
The Pegasus 35 is Nike’s everyday trainer.
Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2
Combining ZoomX with React foams, the Turbo is either a faster version of the Pegasus (as the name suggests) or a everyday version of the Zoom Vaporfly 4%.
Renewed with a lighter upper with translucent material.
Nike Zoom Fly 3
The Zoom Fly combines a soft and springy Nike React foam in the midsole with a full-length carbon fibre plate (see picture below). This combination provides both a soft, cushioned landing and a responsive, efficient toe-off.
In our opinion one of the most interesting shoes from Nike, this year the update includes a new lighter upper with translucent details and a softer sickliner with a higher arch support.
Here is the full review of the Nike Zoom Fly 3
Nike ZoomX Vaporfly Next%
This is a shoe that is already dominating the World Marathon Majors (we are keeping track). Natural evolution of the Vaporfly 4%, the 2019 version adds 15% more ZoomX foam while maintaining the same weight. The drop has been lowered from 11 to 8mm.
Obviously the carbon fibre plate is there to stay – another change is in the outsole pattern, studied to provide forefoot grip to better handle wet weather.
The full 2019 Nike Zoom Series will be available for NikePlus members in select markets on June 13 then globally on July 11.