The Nike Pegasus 39 was the first shoe I checked in the Nike US summer sale, because with the Nike Pegasus 40 having launched recently the older version was ripe for discounts, and Nike has not disappointed.
Several versions of the Pegasus 39 are reduced by various amounts before you even take into account the 20% discount from the summer sale, which you can apply by using the code SUMMER at checkout.
The men’s shoe has been knocked down to $77.97 in several colorways, and that ends up being just $62.38 once you use the code on your shopping cart. The news is more complicated on the women’s side because pretty much every color of the Pegasus 39 is available at a different discounted price. However, there is one smoke gray and olive color that is reduced to $76.97 before the discount code, which then drops to $61.58 when you use the code.
As far as I can see, that’s the cheapest Pegasus 39, but I’m now somewhat stupefied from clicking between Pegasus 39 models so you might find an even better offer available.
Whatever discount you get, it’s an even better deal when you consider that the Pegasus 39 is almost exactly the same as the newer Pegasus 40. The new shoe has an updated upper, but I didn’t really notice any significant benefit to this during my testing and it actually makes the Pegasus 40 heavier than the Pegasus 39, so grabbing the older shoe certainly makes sense even before this substantial discount.
I rate the Pegasus 39 as one of the best running shoes available because it offers value and versatility. It’s not the most exciting shoe, but almost any runner will get on well with the Pegasus 39 and it works well for easy and fast runs alike.
You have to be a Nike member to get access to the summer sale code, but it’s quick, easy and free to sign up, so that should be no impediment to grabbing this deal on one of the most popular running shoes going.
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Nick Harris-Fry is a journalist who has been covering health and fitness since 2015. Nick is an avid runner, covering 70-110km a week, which gives him ample opportunity to test a wide range of running shoes and running gear. He is also the chief tester for fitness trackers and running watches, treadmills and exercise bikes, and workout headphones.