The Nike Zoom Pegasus 31 is a standard, daily running, neutral shoe designed for a neutral foot motion.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Crank up the mileage with the Nike Zoom Pegasus 31. Designed to keep up with you during heavy training, this reliable neutral daily trainer packs plenty of cushioning to protect you from the ground. A flexible outsole grips the road while ensuring a smooth transition with every step, and a breathable and seamless upper keeps you comfortable even on the longest runs. Say hello to your new training partner.

Model Number:

Weight: 9.9 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (29mm), Forefoot (19mm)

Available Widths: B=Narrow, D=Medium, 2E=Wide, 4E=Extra Wide

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow
  • Toe-Box Height Medium to Low
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved


  • Zoom Air located in the heel consists of low-profile pressurized air pockets that flex on contact for responsive cushioning.
  • Cushlon is a full-length midsole foam that delivers plush, resilient cushioning.
  • Crash pad at the bottom of the heel is a decoupled, gender-specific unit that reduces impact shock and corrects over pronation.


  • Environmentally Preferred Rubber located in the forefoot provides multi-surface traction.
  • BRS 1000 carbon rubber provides durable traction.
  • Waffle outsole design in the forefoot provides multi-surface traction and a touch of cushioning.


  • Engineered Mesh comprises the upper, providing lightweight breathability.
  • Overlays are strategically placed for increased flexibility and a secure fit.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full-length Nike Rideliner foam, for enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: These are my first pair of Pegasus, I quit wearing Nike five years ago after a knee injury that I blamed on my shoes. The Pegasus 31 is exactly what I was looking for, well cushioned without being too soft; a shoe that I could go 5K at race pace (7 to 7:30) or an easy 8 mile run. I've had 2 surgeries on each foot to correct big toe joint arthritis. I bought a half size larger to accommodate custom insoles and the fit is outstanding. I'm 49, 175 lbs., I run 20-25 miles a week and with these shoes I'll be able to increase that to half marathon training levels by winter.
From: Mike, Muskegon, MI, USA. September 13th 2015

Comments: I second Sean's review below, too. Please don't screw this shoe up Nike, this is the best Pegasus in many, many years!
From: just one more thing...July 26th 2015

Comments: Long time Pegasus customer, this is the best yet, back to buy pair#2. After a few runs now, total mileage on shoe about fifty miles or so. Stack height differential is almost perfect now, plenty of cushion still, just way more response shoe as compared to previous versions, less offset by a larger margin than seemingly measured here, feels like a 6-8 drop/ramp angle. My only road marathon simulations (LHR training) have been in a version of Pegasus or another, relatively slow, but improving and sub 4 road shape, for reference. Middle aged, ten lbs overweight, 50 miles a week. Give these a try.
From: CL, Powell. July 26th 2015

Comments: I had a pair of the Pegaus 30 and loved the shoe. It only seemed reasonable to try the Pegasus 31. As a high school runner throwing in 70 miles a week, I like these shoes. They're perfect for intervals, tempos, and long run. They're supportive, and light enough to throw in good speed, and very responsive. They're not as soft as the Pegasus 30s, but they're not a bad shoe, I really like these shoes
From: Paulo, Glendale, CA, USA. July 21st 2015

Comments: Nike Zoom Pegasus 31 Mens Shoe Cobalt/Black/Volt No choice for me as I am a men's B (narrow) width. Had not worn anime in a long time. Had a pair of NB with another in the closet but was 3,000 miles away. Wore those out walking on uneven streets in Brasil, needed a shoe fast.m these were on close out and a very helpful person atvRunnibg Warehouse offered me overnight shipping as I was on CA. It took a couple of days to realize these fit correctly so I ordered 2 more pair as price as right as is fit. Since I use these for cardio walking I do not have the same demands as runners. For me these work great.
From: JR, MA, USA. July 6th 2015

Comments: Nike Zoom Pegasus 31 Mens Shoe Cobalt/Black/Volt No choice for me as I am a men's B (narrow) width. Had not worn anime in a long time. Had a pair of NB with another in the closet but was 3,000 miles away. Wore those out walking on uneven streets in Brasil, needed a shoe fast.m these were on close out and a very helpful person atvRunnibg Warehouse offered me overnight shipping as I was on CA. It took a couple of days to realize these fit correctly so I ordered 2 more pair as price as right as is fit. Since I use these for cardio walking I do not have the same demands as runners. For me these work great.
From: JR, MA, USA. July 6th 2015

Comments: Pegasus is not meant to be a light, responsive shoe. Nike have other models for that. I want a reasonably prized, highly cushioned shoe. Too bad they destroyed a great shoe.
From: Stefan. May 29th 2015

Comments: I came here just to make sure no one listens to all the terrible reviews here. This is not a "terrible shoe". It's a firmer shoe than old Pegasus models, yes. That doesn't make it good or bad -- it's different. Apparently if a shoe isn't a squishy marshmallow it isn't useful. If you want a mushy piece of a pillow, go buy a shoe that is supposed to be that (Nimbus, Glycerin, Vomero, etc). This is just a simple, effective, responsive trainer for neutral runners. Nothing more, nothing less.
From: Sean, VA, USA. May 25th 2015

Comments: For those who also had a pair of pegasus 29s and 30s you know what I'm going to say. The update to the 31s just makes it a horrible shoe. I loved the older pegs, they were soft, supple, and pretty responsive until it was time for a replacement pair of course. The new pegs are hard and awkward (zoom unit in the heel is very awkward feeling) and you would think the shoe would get lighter from the route they decided to take it, but no not really. Only positive thing i can say is that it is very durable, but pretty sad nike decided to kill off such a great shoe for fashion purposes. If you want a shoe more like the old pegs look at the lunar 3s, just a little more road feel and feel faster.
From: Joe, MO, USA. May 12th 2015

Comments: Very bad shoe. Too stiff, lots of impact forces. Feel like my old Pegs did after 350 miles on the road. Can't imagine running in these on a regular basis.
From: Anonymous. April 29th 2015

Comments: Like others on this site, I have run in Pegasus for years. The 29 is still my favorite. I tried the 31s and yes they feel great when you first try them on. But after a few miles I began having pain in my left foot specifically my big toe. These are just not for me. RunningWharehouse is a great company and allowed me to return them for a refund. I will keep doing business here. thx
From: Bham runner, Birmingham, AL, USA. April 24th 2015

Comments: Huge fan of Nike Pegs, but they went off the rails with this version. Felt like a slightly beefed up Free to me, not at all what I expect from Pegs. Thankfully, there are still some 30's available on ebay.
From: Arturo, VA, USA.  April 7th 2015

Comments: The 31 is way too stiff. Terrible shoe. Loved the 29 & 30 but Nike ruined the Peg with this foolish update. Why not keep a good shoe that works well without changing it constantly? No more Pegs for me. Think I will try the New Balance Zantee.
From: Bill. April 3rd 2015

Comments: This is not the Pegasus 29 or 30 that you're looking for... move along. I completely disagree with the positive reviews of this new update. This shoe has become cramped in the forefoot and the ride feels much firmer than the 29 or 30. The new sock-like fit in the forefoot where the tongue is welded to the upper just feels too cramped and rigid for me, like it doesn't stretch with my foot when I toe-off (my feet are not wide, always been a D width). I originally switched to the Pegasus for my high mileage, neutral, cushioned trainer back on version 29 when Asics firmed up the Cumulus 13s (12s were great). I dabbled in the LunarGlide and Vomero, but found the Pegasus softer and more comfortable. I loved the Pegasus 29 and 30, went through at least 5 pairs of each, exactly what I was looking for in my easy, recovery trainer - plush, comfortable, soft. This new model is completely the opposite. After running in the 29 and 30 for so long, the 31 felt like a completely d ifferent shoe as soon as I slipped it on, and not in a good way.
From: Justin, WI, USA. March 24th 2015

Comments: Agree with the majority of reviews. What happened to the Pegasus? Always associated the Pegasus with a nice plush cushioned shoe. The 31s are simply not that shoe. Maybe more of a firmer, quicker shoe, but I don't want a Pegasus for speedwork. I want it for those long runs or recovery or where my feet need a rest. The older models were perfect for that. Also had a major issue with the toebox. Feet felt much more cramped than in the 28 or 29s for instance, a lot more shallow. Perhaps they would loosen up after some miles. Miss the Peg. (Luckily I know runningwarehouse is a great company and I can return them.) :)
From: J. March 3rd 2015

Comments: I admit, I love the Pegasus shoe line, they used to be a great shoe, and I had a pair of 28s, 29s, and 30s that all have around 500 miles on them. Then I decided to try the 31s. I loved what Nike did with the colors on the 30s, but the 31s are just that: a cool color scheme. My second run in them (about 15 TOTAL miles on them) I started getting pain in my forefoot, and looking at them, it's easy to see why, practically no support. I feel like this is the new Nike Free "7.0". Nike, you had a good run, (pun intended) but I'm moving back to Asics and Brooks, shoes that may not look sweet, but make my feet happy.
From: Matt, USA. January 13th 2015

Comments: I have been a loyal buyer of Pegasus since they were re-released, always enjoying a heavier more substantial shoe with plenty of cushioning for long road miles. But the 31's are basically just a stiffer version of the Free's. Which is exactly the opposite of what I'm looking for. Sorry Nike but you got sucked in to the latest fad and ruined one of your best lines of shoes. I'll be logging miles in your competitor's shoes.
From: ncaachamp, Wi, USA. November 11th 2014

Comments: I have been a Pegasus fan for years, but this is my favorite. In the past, I have used the Pegasus for long runs and a flat (Zoom Streak or Lunarspider LT) for speed work and short distance (10k and below) races. However, this Nike Pegasus 31 is a game changer. The lower offset, lighter weight, snug (but not tight or narrow) fit, and firmer more responsive cushioning all combine to make this iteration of the Pegasus feel fast. Past versions of this shoe could feel clunky and too soft. Not anymore! There's still plenty of cushion here to use them for long pavement runs, but this new fast feel and comfort make me want to keep them on for races. Well done, Nike! This is my GOAT running shoe.
From: Gio, Irvine, CA, USA. October 22nd 2014

Comments: This is the 3rd or 4th version of this shoe that I have worn. I am 6'5" 200# and run about 20 miles per week. This shoe is different than the 29th and 30th versions of this shoe. The arch and mid-foot area are different and there is less support. Feels like there is less arch. The shoe looks cooler, but not enough for me to keep wearing them. My feet hurt after 40 miles in these shoes. I'm off to another brand. Too much change Nike. Bummer.
From: BIGJ, Cincinnati, OH, USA. September 28th 2014

Comments: This shoe is flat out awesome. It oozes performance, doesn't feel squishy. Feels secure around the foot, not constrictive. It is apparent Nike put some R&D into this reboot. Very impressed.
From: Chris, Perrysburg, OH, USA. August 6th 2014

Comments: It's been years since I've run in a Nike shoe, but decided to give the Peg 31 a try. It fits true to size and provides a smooth, responsive ride - not too soft, just firm enough, with a skosh of stability. I like; it's a nice complement to the WR17 in my closet. Depending on how it holds up, the Pegasus could become a regular.
From: Bruce, Davie, FL, USA. July 7th 2014

Comments: I bought the Pegasus 31 the day it was released. I've put over 70 miles on them since. While I love the looks and their comfort when I slip them on. I cant run more than 5 miles in them without some unusual pain in my feet. I average about fifty miles per week, in everything from flats to neutral trainers like the Boston, 890, even the Peg 29. I am a supinator or underpronator and it feels like the midsole on the 31 collapses on the lateral edge but firms up on the medial side. It feels like a stability shoe to me. 36819Hoping the Zoom Elite 7 will work better for me.
From: Anonymous. June 29th 2014

Comments: One again Nike has made the "D" width toe box too narrow and gives me no option but to switch shoes after running in Pegasus since the 2nd version in the early 80's. So, have switched to the Mizuno "Sayonara" which says it all. Good Bye Pegasus it's been good.
From: Daniel, Sioux Falls, SD, USA. June 25th 2014

Comments: Great version of this shoe, I highly recommend it. I had the Peg 29's for 2 years and really liked them, but the 31 is now my favorite all-around trainer. The Pegasus 31 has great attention to detail and appeals to my appreciation of classic running shoe design - the shoe is not overdone at all. The features are minimal and subtle, but very effective... Footbed and upper are comfortable and feel durable. For me they fit perfectly and suit my form quite well. I'm 41 and run 20-25 miles per week, mostly roads and gravel trails.
From: Mac, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. June 17th 2014

Comments: The 31 is amazing, best Peg yet. When I first put them on my initial thought was these are more comfortable than my Free Run 2's, that is not possible! But it's true, like someone else said they disappear on your feet. The 10mm drop feels perfectly natural, much faster shoe than the 29 and 30 certainly. The only problem is, I still have a few pair of 29's and 30's I need to burn through! Phenomenal, well done Nike.
From: Arturo, Ashburn, VA, USA. June 11th 2014

Comments: So glad I ordered a replacement pair of 29's these look like crap
From: Anonymous. June 9th 2014

Comments: This shoe is awesome. Much more responsive and fast feeling than the 29 or 30. The shoe feels like it has lower drop, too, maybe 10mm instead of 12 or 13, which helps with the transition. I think Nike hit a home run here, the shoe just disappears on my feet.
From: Anonymous. May 31st 2014