Update: Air Zoom Vomero 12
Arch support
Daily running
M: 286g | W: 247g
Heel to toe drop
M: 12mm | W: 12mm
Heel height
M: 34mm | W: 34mm
Forefoot height
M: 22mm | W: 22mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D, Wide - 2E | W: Normal - B, Wide - D
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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

Daily running

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


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.

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.


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.

World wide, Air Zoom Vomero 11 is in the top 10% most popular running shoes. The brand, Nike, is the 1st most popular.

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Expert reviews

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84 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 87
    Awesome KicksLevel 1 expert
    by Awesome Kicks
    It was actually the most reponsive and soft I had tested in a while.
  • 85
    SolereviewLevel 5 expert
    by Solereview
    The transition is good for a shoe this cushioned, and it is relatively supportive too.
  • 85
    SolereviewLevel 5 expert
    by Solereview
    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. 
  • 82
    Runner's WorldLevel 5 expert
    by Runner's World
    After two versions that were firmer and speedier, this high-end trainer from Nike gets thick padding on the tongue and around the heel, wider arch-wrapping Flywires, and softer layers of foam in the midsole—which dramatically raised the shoe’s cushioning scores.
  • 81
    Ruggero LodaLevel 5 expert
    by Running Shoes Guru
    Ideal for logging long miles.
  • 85
    Kredy@Kredy10Level 4 expert
    by Sportskeeda
    Vomero 11 strikes a perfect balance between cushioning and responsiveness.
  • 82
    Jonathan BeverlyLevel 4 expert
    by Runner's World
    The result is a soft shoe while remaining responsive and pleasantly snappy.
  • 90
    Fix My WalkLevel 3 expert
    by Fix My Walk
     I’ve found them to be sufficiently comfortable and incredibly supportive.
  • 90
    Mark MelnykowyczLevel 1 expert
    by Running Shoes Guru
    At $140 the Vomero 11 is not a cheap shoe, but it delivers a solid value that should last a long time, and not fall apart after one season.
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  • Connor Running Warehouse
    The 11th version of the Vomero is improved to provide a truer fit in the forefoot while still providing a plush sensation with sufficient lock down.
  • Nelly Shop Zappos
    The cushioning is softer in the forefoot and firmer in the rearfoot to promote smoother transitions from heel strike to toe off.
  • Awesome Kicks
  • Waste Corner
  • Sportik AM

Updates to 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.

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.


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.


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.


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