When we're looking for ways to set new personal records, the Nike Pegasus Trail 2 Running Shoe comes through for us with that extra spring in the step. The traditional lace-up style and drag-race profile help set the tone for this speedy trail shoe. Setting off under the mid-day sun, we count on the breathable and fast-drying upper mesh to cool our feet and evaporate the last mile's creek crossing with ease. A cushioned midsole of Nike's React foam improves endurance while adding a bit of rebound to propel us towards negative splits. Rubber nubs on the sole dig into rocks and roots along the way to provide sure-footed traction, and the subtle ankle gaiter repels dirt and small stones.