Nike Pegasus 25 - A Considered Design Running Shoe

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Nike design manager Andreas Harlow introducing the Considered Pegasus 25

Nike Pegasus 25 - A Considered Design Running Shoe

The Pegasus line, named after the majestic winged horse of Greek mythology was intended to represent movement, quickness and the allure of flying on "Air". And, just as the Greek Pegasus was half horse, the Nike Pegasus was designed to be made of half Air. The Pegasus, one of Nike's best known icons and Nike's top selling running shoe will be a Nike Considered Design product for its next version, the Nike Pegasus 25. As part of a much larger introduction this morning in New York, Nike Considered Design is Nike's commitment to combine sustainability principles with the newest innovations for sport.

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Nike Pegasus 25 - A Considered Design Running Shoe

Nike Pegasus 25 - A Considered Design Running Shoe

For this new version fewer materials are used in the upper and smarter pattern-efficiency resulted in less waste, leading to an impressive reduction of 1.4 ounces of weight, or 13 percent, over the previous Pegasus. Less weight = less waste. As with the rest of the line, Environmentally Preferred Materials (EPMs) were used wherever possible. The EPMs used in the upper have a high recycled content.

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Smarter Pattern Efficiency
Nike Air bags were "nested' together using smarter pattern efficiency in order to reduce waste.

Nike Pegasus 25 - A Considered Design Running Shoe


Recycled Materials
The outsole uses Nike's environmentally-preferred rubber as well as recycled Nike Grind. The Nike Air bags also used 83 percent recycled content.

Nike Pegasus 25 - A Considered Design Running Shoe

Water-Based Adhesives
Best-practice manufacturing enabled the air bag and midsole components to be attached using water-based adhesives.

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Nike Pegasus 25 - A Considered Design Running Shoe


The Nike Pegasus SE (special edition) also a Nike Considered Design Running Shoe

Nike Pegasus 25 - A Considered Design Running Shoe


The Nike Pegasus SE (special edition) also a Nike Considered Design Running Shoe

Nike Pegasus 25 - A Considered Design Running Shoe