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Nike Innovates to Serve the Future of Sport With the Pegasus Turbo Next Nature

What to Know

  • The Nike Pegasus Turbo Next Nature is made with at least 50 percent recycled material by weight and uses 100 percent recycled Flyknit yarns in the upper to create a more secure fit.
  • Insights from testing groups showed that runners wanted a versatile trainer, made responsibly, with more foam underfoot. The Nike Peg Turbo Next Nature delivers with a midsole made with at least 55 percent recycled ZoomX foam.
  • Nike made the Peg Turbo Next Nature with insights learned from previous sustainably-minded shoes like the Air Zoom AlphaFly Next Nature.

The Nike Pegasus Turbo Next Nature is Nike’s latest development in designing performance footwear with the future of the planet in mind, and it continues the work started by the Air Zoom AlphaFly Next Nature and Nike Basketball’s Cosmic Unity.

The Peg Turbo Next Nature is made with at least 50 percent recycled material by weight, and the midsole is made with at least 55 percent ZoomX foam scrap. The shoe uses 100 percent recycled Flyknit yarns in the upper to create a more secure, breathable and lightweight fit.  Solution-dyed yarn in the Flyknit uses a dyeing process that saves 70 liters of water for every kilogram of yarn produced.

Nike created the Peg Turbo Next Nature with insights learned throughout Nike Running. In 2018, the first Peg Turbo was born out of a key finding from the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%: Leaving out the carbon fiber plate while retaining the Nike ZoomX foam in the midsole was effective for a system based around daily training. In 2021, the Air Zoom AlphaFly Next Nature proved that a performance shoe — and a pinnacle racing shoe, no less — could be made with recycled materials. Recycled ZoomX foam and recycled Flyknit yarns were used to create a model that cleared a new benchmark for Nike: its first performance shoe made with at least 50 percent recycled content by weight.

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