The sneakers are durable, supportive, and easy to clean. Running styles are Nike’s bread and butter. From the original Air Max 1 to forward-thinking lines like the Nike Air Presto, Nike Flyknit, Nike Roshe, and everything in between, Nike has so many running shoe styles for both men and women to choose from. A pair of “Jesus Shoes” are on sale for $4,000 — and for that price, the lucky owner can literally walk on water. The shoes were designed by Brooklyn-based creative arts company MSCHF and they come with holy water in the soles. That was when Nike first planned to release its own footwear, unveiling the iconic swoosh logo for the first time. By 1976 Nike was already running national ad campaigns, and by 1980 it owned half the U.S. market share for athletic shoes.
A souped-up, speed-oriented version of the Pegasus, the Peg Turbo continues the winning combo of ZoomX and React foams found in the first version. Together they deliver exceptional shock absorption and energy return, so these shoes feel comfortable and fast. Unfortunately, the new thin mesh upper has issues. Its minimal heel support means you have to cinch the laces down for a secure fit, but the tongue isn’t thick or long enough to prevent the laces from causing irritation. If you can handle a looser fit, though, you might avoid the issue.
Whether the shoes violate rules from track’s governing body, World Athletics , depends on how one interprets this sentence from its rulebook: Shoes must not be constructed so as to give athletes any unfair assistance or advantage.” It does not specify what such an advantage might be. The Air Zoom Pulse features a laceless upper marked by a protective PU-coated synthetic vamp while an elastic strap keeps the heel secured and open for flexible and easy one-handed entry. Branding on the shoe comes in the form of Nike Asterix logo side tabs and printed Swooshes. Elevating the shoe is a Zoom Air heel unit-assisted flexible drop-in midsole paired with a rubber outsole with a water-dispersive traction pattern.