Facts

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  • Terrain
    Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use
    Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    Price
    $140
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 10.1oz
    Women: 8.7oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 12mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 34mm
    Women: 34mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal, wide
    Women: normal, wide
  • Release date
    Release date
    Mar 2016
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Summary

We spent 7.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Runners generally lauded the durability of the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11, saying that it stayed strong even after many uses.
  • The different width options were extolled by many because it allowed the shoe to accommodate many foot-types.
  • Several testers mentioned that the vibrant color schemes made this shoe visually endearing.
  • According to a runner, the fit and performance of this version were consistent.
  • The cushioning system of this iteration received praise because it was comfortable, long-lasting and efficient.
  • Runners welcomed the cloth-like quality of the Flymesh, which, for them, actually delivered breathable and agreeable coverage.
  • The Flywire cables really assisted in keeping the fit snug and customizable, wrote a tester.
  • The traction capability of the outsole rubber was reliable, noted consumers.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Air Zoom Vomero 11 felt uncomfortably narrow for several testers.
  • A runner commented that the upper unit’s fabric became frayed after two months of intermittent use, essentially diminishing the visual appeal of this model.
  • There was a tester who complained that the outsole tread came off after a few months of use.

Bottom line

The 11th version of the Nike Air Zoom Vomero became popular among neutral runners and shoe enthusiasts. It gave them plush underfoot cushioning, breathable coverage and sure surface traction. A few complained that it was uncomfortably narrow and that it didn’t retain its appealing look when used frequently. Nevertheless, this road shoe stood out as a solid running companion for many.

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Expert Reviews

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85 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

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Updates to Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11

  • The Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11 features a softer ride than its predecessor. Generally, the cushioning of the shoe was enhanced. In the rearfoot is the firmer foam while in the forefoot is the softer cushioning. This allows a smoother heel-to-toe transition. A soft material was also strategically placed on top of the heel to deliver an ultra-smooth and comfortable ride
  • The 11th version of the Air Zoom Vomero has an improved fit. The Flymesh upper was re-engineered to offer an improved forefoot fit without affecting the shoe’s breathability. It also has a softer collar and padded tongue for additional comfort.

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11 size and fit

The Air Zoom Vomero 11 has a regular running shoe length. It comfortably accommodates runners with medium and slightly wide foot. Those who experienced a great fit with its predecessor will experience the same fit on this version.


Outsole

The outsole of the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11 uses the BRS 1000 carbon rubber that delivers a reliable traction on different surfaces. This works well with the Deep Anatomical Flex Grooves and the Rubber Crash Rail that gives flexibility for a smoother transition.


Midsole

The midsole features the brand’s Lunarlon cushioning which is much lighter than the regular Phylon, allowing impact pressure to be distributed evenly for a smoother heel-to-toe transition. This works well with the Cushlon cushioning that delivers an efficient impact protection.


Upper

The upper unit of the Vomero 11 features the enhanced Flymesh upper that was reengineered to deliver an improved fit without affecting its comfort and breathability. It also has a seamless upper construction that prevents blisters and irritation.

The ComfortFit Collar offers plush comfort while giving a secure and comfortable heel lockdown. It works well with the padded tongue that reduces lace pressure for an optimal comfort.