Air Zoom Pegasus 40 — EK

By Nike


Eliud Kipchoge believes there are no limits to his potential — or yours. In a design inspired by the ethos of the eminent Kipchoge, personal touches from the GOAT himself remind you to keep reaching for more. The Pegasus 40 is made with the same pop as its predecessor but with better comfort in those sensitive areas of the foot and enhanced breathability. It’s still the shoe you can put your faith in, for all runners and all runs, the one with the smooth support, rugged durability and day-to-day reliability that you desire.

Breaking Barriers

Eliud Kipchoge believes you can break through your own expectations. Father Time? Defeat it. Proverbial performance walls? Nothing but figments of others’ imagination. Retirement? Laughable. This unique look is inspired by Kipchoge’s record-breaking performance in the 5K 2 decades ago, when he was wearing the Zoom Miler with the white base and red stripe through the Swoosh.

Keep Going, Kipchoge!

A special “Kipchoge-ism” sits on the left sockliner while his record time and locale of ground-breaking performance sit on the right sockliner. EK’s initials stamp this ode to an immortal who continues to hunt down greatness.

Behind the Design

When we sat down to design the Peg 40, we took an inside-out, approach, literally, starting with an implemented midfoot band for a more secure, but forgiving sensation, like the Peg is giving your arch a welcoming, gentle hug. We wanted to make the inner confines of the shoe comfortable, breathable, and forgiving in the toes, arch and heel, where your feet are most sensitive, with an engineered circular pattern that allows it to conform to your foot. Suede material allows it to provide better fit without irritation, from your 1st run to last run.

Improved Collar and Comfort

We increased the foam around the collar for better fit and comfort. Then we improved internal linings and padding throughout for an incredibly smooth fit.

Let it Breathe

A highly tuned single layer mesh with familiar and trusted structures and yarns creates an inviting feel and fit. The mesh was engineered to allow great feel as well as air flow for great breathability when it’s sweltering, and sweat is all-present.

Snap and Pop

Nike React technology is a lightweight, durable foam that delivers a smooth, responsive ride. Paired with 2 Zoom Air units, at the forefoot and heel, for an energized feel at toe off. The result is a smooth transition from heel to toe.

More Details

  • Heel area is designed to maximize the landing space and improve transition and durability.
  • Waffle inspired pattern for best practice traction.
  • An added extra flex groove offers a smooth toe off.
  • The rubber outsole is more durable thanks to a utilized repurposed compound.