To be fair they deliver the 80% of the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus that you would expect. So, you won’t go wrong with them, they were just as underwhelming of a new shoe release that you could get. We will chalk it up to Covid and the constrained design, testing, and collaboration experience that Nike was working under.
Another shoe review about a pair of trainers from an up and coming shoe maker. The history of Nobull as I understand is that they started by creating a multi-purpose shoe for weight lifters and crossfit athletes. After finding their stride, pun intended, they branched out into multiple segments. You can find shoes, clothing, and accessories for all manner of activities. Including cycling, running, and weight lifting. I have been impressed by their styling from the beginning but didn’t think they would get into the running space. So, I bought a pair and put them to the test.
These Allbirds Tree Dashers are the late 2020 reworking of the original AllBirds trainers. I had a pair of the original joggers when they first launched years earlier. They were woefully under-designed to be a serious running shoe. They even lost their new “cool” factor when Paul Ryan could be spotted walking around in them. Some years later, I am giving them another try after a few redesigns, new styles and color options, and improved engineering.
Nothing but forward momentum. This is the simple summation I would use to describe this release of the Zoom Pegasus and the cumulative effort by Nike to improve this shoe over the last five years. Forward thinking design, forward thinking technology, and forward thinking performance. This is truly a runner’s shoe. I am not asserting that it is perfect, but that it really puts runners needs first and foremost and the payoff is overall impressive.