The Nike Pegasus Trail 4 feels like the perfect shoe for beginner trail runners looking to take running off-road. But how does it stack up to other trail running shoes on the market? Let’s see if this new release is one of the best women’s running shoes for tackling trails…
Nike Pegasus Trail 4 technical details
Sizes: UK women’s 3-9
Nike Pegasus Trail 4 pro
- super comfortable
- A lot cheaper than many other trail shoes out there
Nike Pegasus Trail 4 cons
- Not ideal for muddy or wet trails
Who are these shoes for?
The Pegasus Trail 4s suit summer trails which are less muddy; I probably wouldn’t wear them on tough winter trails, where there’s much more mud, because they don’t feel rugged enough. I think they are a brilliant starter shoe for new trail runners, as they’re light and comfortable. I’ve found myself recommending them to women in my beginner groups.
How does this shoe fit?
The toe box is wide with lots of space for wiggle room. The upper holds your mid foot snugly in a secure, comfortable position. The Flywire laces are a smart feature which means you can adapt the fit so that it’s just right for your foot shape. I found my pair came up a little long in length; I think I could have gone down half a size in this model, to be honest. The tongue feels soft and plush, with no rubbing.
Is this shoe comfortable?
These are seriously comfy, as well as being adaptable and versatile because you can wear them on hybrid runs or roads.
Nike Pegasus Trail 4 review
When tested on trails that are starting to dry out, the rubber outsoles work well on gravel, wet grass and muddy slopes. The React midsole feels light and bouncy as well as protective. They give all the grip I need and are the type of shoes that you forget you’re wearing straightaway, because they’re so comfortable. I tested these before it got really warm in the summer, but the upper felt breathable and I could feel the air traveling into the shoe to cool my feet, so they’d be great for warmer climes. There are plenty of color ways, so you can opt for a darker shade if you’re going to be getting them muddy.
For the technology and design you get, there’s probably no other shoe I’ve run in over the last year that offers such good value – it’s significantly cheaper than many trail shoes.
Where can I buy this shoe?
You can find the Pegasus Trail 4 on the Nike website.