Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo is top running shoe at T3 Awards 2019

Streamlined, lightweight running shoe beats off competition from Adidas, ASICS and other Nikes

Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo

Amazing scenes as you join us here on day 1 of the  T3 Awards 2019 – the 'Olympics of Tech', as many people call it. And our winner in the Best Running Shoes category is Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo. It's a super lightweight shoe, but not as intimidatingly minimalist as the Nike 4% range, which is primarily designed for extremely speedy Kenyans.

This upgraded Pegasus boasts ZoomX foam, which first featured in the aforementioned VaporFly 4% shoe, and was designed as a key weapon in Nike’s 'Breaking2' plan to crack the 2-hour barrier across a marathon distance. In fact, this Pegasus was the first time that the tech really trickled down for use by mere mortals.

The result was a stunningly slick pair of shoes, built for use every day, but capable of slicing seconds from your personal bests. As well as being named after a flying horse, they also look pretty fly, in a variety of colourways. Running shoes have definitely got a lot sexier in recent years, and Pegasus Turbo are a great example of that.   

The ZoomX foam gives energy return that can rival even Adidas' much-loved Boost soles, but in a lighter shoe – just 238g in a size 9. On the road, it's fantastic, but raised rubber sections on the sole make it versatile enough to carry you further and faster on various less pristine surfaces. The fit is wonderfully secure, thanks to Nike's Flywire system – 'incredibly strong cables that work together with the laces to wrap your midfoot and arch for snug, adjustable support,' while, 'the heel collar tapers away from your Achilles for long-distance comfort.'

As well as cushioning and versatility, Zoom Pesagsus Turbo offers great responsiveness, helped by a bevelled heel and rubber outsole strip. These help you ensure a good landing and smooth transition, every step of the way.

For longer runs and daily use alike, Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo suits a wide range of runner types. That's why it's won Best Running Shoe at the T3 Awards 2019. And now, the national anthems…

Duncan Bell

Duncan is the former lifestyle editor of T3 and has been writing about tech for almost 15 years. He has covered everything from smartphones to headphones, TV to AC and air fryers to the movies of James Bond and obscure anime. His current brief is everything to do with the home and kitchen, which is good because he is an excellent cook, if he says so himself. He also covers cycling and ebikes – like over-using italics, this is another passion of his. In his long and varied lifestyle-tech career he is one of the few people to have been a fitness editor despite being unfit and a cars editor for not one but two websites, despite being unable to drive. He also has about 400 vacuum cleaners, and is possibly the UK's leading expert on cordless vacuum cleaners, despite being decidedly messy. A cricket fan for over 30 years, he also recently become T3's cricket editor, writing about how to stream obscure T20 tournaments, and turning out some typically no-nonsense opinions on the world's top teams and players.

Before T3, Duncan was a music and film reviewer, worked for a magazine about gambling that employed a surprisingly large number of convicted criminals, and then a magazine called Bizarre that was essentially like a cross between Reddit and DeviantArt, before the invention of the internet. There was also a lengthy period where he essentially wrote all of T3 magazine every month for about 3 years. 

A broadcaster, raconteur and public speaker, Duncan used to be on telly loads, but an unfortunate incident put a stop to that, so he now largely contents himself with telling people, "I used to be on the TV, you know."