Nike knows how to create killer marketing material, of that there is no doubt. I came across the promo video below for the new Nike Pegasus 31 a few days ago and thought I’d share – it features Mo Farah and Melissa Bishop, love the slow-mo gait lab footage!
I actually bought a pair of the Peg 29 earlier this year for a consulting project and wound up running in them a few times. Though they are more shoe than I typically wear, I actually enjoyed the ride since the very soft sole works well with my stride. My main problem with the Peg 30 was that the forefoot was so soft that my feet tended to cave the medial midsole as I reached max pronation (this led to abrasion on the ball behind my big toe).
I’d heard that the Peg 31 addressed this (and reduced the drop to 10 mm) so I stopped by my local running store to try them on and assess for myself – wound up buying a pair and ran 6.5 miles in them yesterday (having a new run specialty store in town has been bad for my wallet!). It’s a beautiful shoe with an impressive upper (the interior has a seamless liner that is very nice). Still more sole than I typically care for, but I had a solid first run. The shoe still has a soft heel, but the forefoot does feel firmer and had no noticeable issues with medial midsole caving. Update 6/30/2014: I have now published my full Nike Pegasus 31 review.
For more info, check out the Pegasus 31 page on the Nike website.