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How To Find The Perfect Running Shoe For You, According To Nike

The sportswear giant released a detailed guide for pavement pounding
by Esquire Philippines | Aug 13, 2018
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A quick PSA for all you crazy men who choose to wear yourself out by chasing pavement (or grass or treadmill): The Swoosh has just released a visual guide on finding the most perfect running shoe for you.

And it's not just the Pegasus, you know. Nike's all-time best-selling running shoe, with its responsive cushioning and propulsive feel, is the go-to for most, but there are really more models, with different technologies for specific needs, to choose from.

(But hey, if you are Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge, who trains in Pegs, continue as planned.)

Take a look below:


As seen in the infographic, Nike divvies up runners into five types: the first-timer, the weekend warrior (chill pace), the serious runner (moderate to fast pace), the distance runner (those who “go far and fast”), and even the fashion runner (“I don't run—but I love the runway”).

The chart becomes more specialized from there with questions and scenarios that will help determine what you really need: Are you training for a race? Why do you want to run? What sensation are you craving? What is your goal?

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Our goal is to survive, by the way.

In total, there are seven suggested models, with two Pegasus models, the 35 and the Turbo, making a combined appearance of six times and the Epic React appearing three times.


We'll do you a solid and list a few of them below.

For the Fashion Runner: Nike EXP-X14

What they (and by "they," we mean "we") want is comfort and colorways.

For First-Time Runners: Nike Epic React

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Novices will appreciate the softness and lightness of this supportive model.

For Serious Runners: Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo

Its ZoomX foam will help you feel fast (and maybe win the race).

For Distance Runners: Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35

You will finish the marathon thanks to responsive cushioning that makes transitions easy.

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For Weekend Runners: Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit

By minimizing the space between foot and ground, you get more speed.

Got all that? Head on over here for a closer look at the guide. Happy trails.

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