FDB Sneaker Spot – Air Pegasus+ 25 iD
January 18, 2009, 3:54 pm
Filed under: Sneaker Spot

Design your own at Nike iD

So I’d wanted to write something about music on this lazy Sunday afternoon, but my mind has been on kicks.  Generally I’m a classics man and would pretty much always opt to spend my hard earned cash on a clean pair of the small handful of Nike runners that can lay claim to be the greatest in the history of the game, but these caught my attention on Nike Talk and so I thought I’d point you in their direction in case you’re that way inclined.  Those expecting discussions of kick drum patterns should leave immediately: you have been warned.

The Pegasus is one of Nike’s most long standing and successful line of running shoes.  I love all of the earlier models (some of which have been recently retroed), but after around ‘92 the series loses me, becoming overly technical and losing the understated style that epitomises everything that was great about the swoosh in the late ’80s and early ’90s.  However, the Pegasus is celebrating its 25th birthday this year and to commemorate this those cheeky swines at Nike have made the Air Pegasus+ 25 available on the horribly expensive yet horribly desirable iD site. 

Basically the shoe features the upper from the original 1983 model, mid/outsole from the more recent models and a ton of fancy technological features thrown in to boot.  Frankly I couldn’t care less if these shoes can help me measure my heartrate (although they can) because they just look so fantastic.  Simple colour blocking and decent quality materials mean that all you have to do is keep your design limited to a small palette of colours and you’ll be the freshest cat on the block.

Now I just need to convince myself to spend £100 that I don’t have on a pair of shoes that I don’t need.

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