The last two versions of the Nike Pegasus Trail 3 have been very comfortable road-to-trail options that offered a cushioned, protective ride. However, they were both fairly heavy shoes, and lacked grip when tackling wet trails.

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Nike has aimed to address those concerns with the Pegasus Trail 4, which is substantially lighter than the 3 and has a redesigned outsole with a more aggressive lug pattern. Run Testers Mike and Nick both have the shoe and our full multi-tester review will follow in due course, but for now, here’s Nick’s first impressions of the Pegasus Trail 4.