|Update:||Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14|
|Weight:||Men: 10.1oz | Women: 8.7oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 12mm | Women: 12mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Heel strike|
|Distance:||Daily running | Long distance | Marathon|
|Heel height:||Men: 34mm | Women: 34mm|
|Forefoot height:||Men: 22mm | Women: 22mm|
|Release date:||Mar 2016|
|Width:||Men: Normal | Women: Normal|
|Colorways:||Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Multi, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White|
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Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11: A bit like a Maybach of a road shoe, but far from being a superfast Ferrari or Lamborghini
Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11 is geared towards frequent high mileage runners who want plush comfortable cushioning. It is best for road, road and more road.
It is not a shoe that will like trails and uneven surfaces. It is too bulky to consider for track distances. It struggles on anything soft, mucky, or uneven.
Unfortunately, it lets all the water in. With all that plush cushioning, it absorbs it, too.
The comfort of the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11 is exceptionally good. Straight out of the box, you can see the deep rolled padding on the upper around the ankle and heel.
Slip your foot in, and it is a bit like a stiffer version of a nice sleeping bag. The sole is full of bounce. It also does a good shock absorbing job, coming into its own on longer training runs.
I have taken it on a 40km+ run and found no signs of chafing, hot spots, or discomfort.
The upper is a nice, soft, flexible, woven structure, which is highly breathable.
It is also bolstered by an integrated extended lacing design. This design seems to provide excellent balance to secure the foot without causing any specific pressure points.
On the downside, it has no water resilience at all, which is expected. Due to the plush soft cushioning, it, unfortunately, does a great job of absorbing and retaining water.
Hence, it is not what you want from a regular training shoe if you are running in wetter places. I run primarily in Ireland, and we get plenty of rain.
So, this shoe spends a good bit of time resting and waiting for the dry days!
The insole is chunky and soft, again not compromising on comfort. However, it certainly tips the scales at a higher weight than most shoes in the same category.
The sole of the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11 was something that looked a bit daunting to me at first. It is laid out quite uniformly with lots of small treads, which appear in lots of little lines.
However, it performs really well, and the grip is superb. It really clings on tarmac (asphalt).
On my first run in them, very heavy showers poured. This rain caused rivulets of water running on the road surface and lots of puddles. But, to my surprise, not one slip or slide occurred.
The only disappointing thing about the sole is the early signs of wear. Expect to see the loss of the tread under the ball of your foot (for a neutral or forefoot striker) after as little as 100km.
Top of the range shoes are a substantial investment, and the Vomero 11 is no exception. But, with that great performance, it often leads to excessive wear. This shoe stays true to that.
The cushioning will start to deteriorate after c.300km. Meanwhile, the sole rubber will begin to show substantial wear after just over 200km.
With previous models, I have experienced the rubber on the soles to wear almost totally off after c.600km. I also had one pair that the rubber separated from the foam after just over 500km.
A great high-end training shoe with plenty of cushioning and shock-absorbing, but best kept to the dry days.
Ran my first road marathon in a much earlier model after previously training in the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus and have kept coming back to them again and again.
It is a great choice for regular recreational road runners.
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It was actually the most reponsive and soft I had tested in a while.
The transition is good for a shoe this cushioned, and it is relatively supportive too.
The midsole design of the Vomero 11 hasn't changed since the Vomero 10, but the ride turns much softer because of a few updates.
Vomero 11 strikes a perfect balance between cushioning and responsiveness.
- 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.
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.
The outsole of the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11 uses the BRS 1000 carbon rubber that delivers a reliable traction on different surfaces. This material is also used in the 14th version of the Nike Vomero.
The BRS 1000 carbon rubber works well with the Deep Anatomical Flex Grooves and the Rubber Crash Rail that gives flexibility for a smoother transition.
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.
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.