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Material Matters: How the Nike Pegasus Turbo Took Flight


Nike’s Air Pegasus has long held a special place in the Swoosh’s extensive running lineup. Introduced back in 1983 and designed by Mark Parker — long before he was named Nike CEO — alongside Air Force 1/Air Jordan 2 mastermind Bruce Kilgore, the Pegasus was originally intended to be a durable, affordable shoe that could fulfil the performance needs of any runner.

As Parker himself put it, the Pegasus began with a simple goal in mind, ‘to design a more accessibly priced, every person’s Air training shoe.’

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