NIKE SPORTSWEAR PEGASUS 83/30: A REMIX IN TECHNICOLOUR

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NIKE SPORTSWEAR PEGASUS 83/30

This shoe was one of the triumphs of last year’s Nike Pegasus celebrations. We saw a few remixes last year (we still don’t know what that stitched down version was all about) but the Pegasus 83/30 is great — to get a remake right you need to show the right amount of reverence for a shoe, but bring something new too. The Pegasus changed a lot — it created a ride that was hybrid in its cushioning and the originator of the Air Wedge, but it was the antithesis of insanely expensive shoes of the time like the New Balance 990, with designers tasked with creating a lower price point runner that could still perform at an elite level. We can’t deny that the original Pegasus was pretty gloomy with the blue poking through an overcast upper back when it debuted in late 1982. Not so with this version of Nike Sportswear’s baby — this one goes full clown car in a good way. The way tricolour mesh on that upper is connected by slivers of tech jacket style taping and the way the colour blocking spills onto the midsole at the right angle. Considering that the Nike Pegasus formula has been updated successfully many, many times (bar some of those mid to late 1990s stumbles including the Visible Air one) and currently is in its finest form since 1995 at performance level, that this lifestyle variation still shines is quite an accomplishment. The price is on point and the hype is minimal, so we’re backing these for the remainder of another summer. These will be in the store shortly…

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