Neutral | Medium Cushion | 10mm Heel Drop
A springy ride for any run, the Peg’s familiar, just-for-you feel returns to help you accomplish your goals. This version has the same responsiveness and neutral support you love, but with improved comfort in those sensitive areas of your foot, like the arch and toes. Whether you’re logging long marathon miles, squeezing in a speed session before the sun goes down or hopping into a spontaneous group jaunt, it’s still the established road runner you can put your faith in, day after day, run after run.
Behind the Design
This Peg 40 celebrates "The Joggers Manual," a pamphlet written by Bill Bowerman that gives instructions on how to jog and the benefits that come with it. The colors nod to the book's cover, the stitched-on Swoosh logo harkens back to Bill's days of meticulous tinkering when it comes to training—not straining—and the Swoosh logo material mimics a track's surface texture. Check out Bill's signature on the side and a special message on the inside of the tongue that reminds you all that matters is movement.
The more supportive the shoe, the more stability it can give to your natural stride. A combination of tuned support and intentionally placed cushioning helps you feel secure with every step. The Peg 40 has neutral support. It gives you balance, whether you're a heel or forefoot striker. It's good for long and short runs, too, providing a smooth transition from heel to toe.
The more cushioning that you have underfoot, the softer and more comfortable your running experience can be. Cushioning helps soften impact as your feet hit the ground. Feel connected to the ground with Nike React technology, a lightweight, durable foam that delivers a comfortable, responsive ride. It holds its shape run after run to give you a consistent feeling.
The more responsive the shoe, the more energy return you can get back with each step. Whether you want to run a little bit faster or with a little less effort, responsive shoes help give you slightly more spring in your step to get more out of your run. We paired Nike React technology with 2 Zoom Air units (1 in the forefoot and the heel) to give you a bouncy, springy sensation and an energized feel at toe-off.
Inviting Fit and Feel
A highly tuned single layer mesh creates an inviting feel and fit. Nike redesigned the midfoot strap for a more molded fit to the foot, shaped for all sized arches.
What's New About the Peg 40?
When Nike sat down to design the Peg 40, thry took an inside-out, approach, literally, starting with an implemented midfoot band for a more secure, but forgiving sensation, like the Peg is giving your arch a welcoming, gentle hug. Nike wanted to make the inner confines of the shoe comfortable, breathable and forgiving in the toes, arch and heel, where your feet are most sensitive, with an engineered circular pattern that allows it to conform to your foot. Suede material allows it to provide better fit without irritation, from your 1st run to last run.
Heel area optimizes the landing space and improves transition and durability. Waffle-inspired pattern provides traction for the road. An extra flex groove offers a smooth toe-off.