Summary

We spent 6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Despite the noticeable firmness, most runners still loved the comfortable ride of the Vomero 10.
  • Many reviewers were surprised by the light ride of this shoe.
  • The lightweight upper offers good support without overlays.
  • Several comments mentioned how smooth the transition was in their runs.
  • Flywire cables enhance the fit and midfoot hold.
  • The full internal sleeve increases plush fit and comfort.
  • The cushioning is really good without that being squishy, noted several.
  • It is lighter than the previous model.
  • The traction is excellent, according to some.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The price is too stiff for many.
  • A handful noted that the outsole wore out quickly.
  • Some needed time break-in time in the 10th version of the Vomero.

Bottom line

The Nike Vomero 10 is a reliable and lightweight trainer that can tackle long-distances with ease and comfort. There is a new firmness in the midsole that only enhances the support and responsive feel of this shoe. With a newly redesigned Flywire design, runners can get a very personalized fit for a comfortable run from beginning to end.

Facts

Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
A top rated Nike running shoe
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this May
Better rated than the previous version Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11

Expert Reviews

90 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 95 / 100 | Runner's World | Level 5 expert

    A fast-feel ride with a luxurious upper.

  • 91 / 100 | Solereview | Level 5 expert

    Finally, the dark clouds have parted and the sun shines once again . If the Vomero 3 was the tipping point for the well known franchise, the new Vomero 10 is its spiritual equivalent in 2015.

  • 88 / 100 | Believe in the Run | | Level 5 expert

    The upper and midsole have been retooled, but the cushioned feeling underfoot remains the same. In short, this is what feet dream about – a cushioned ride.

  • 84 / 100 | Sportskeeda | | Level 5 expert

    Like many other running shoes by Nike, the Vomero 10 also features a Flymesh upper. This breathable material offers amazing fit along with great support.

  • 90 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru | | Level 4 expert

    The Vomero 10 builds on the tradition of is predecessors by providing a lightweight, daily trainer that is able to provide a nice blend of high performance and durability all while providing a comfortable fit and soft ride.

  • 88 / 100 | DssTuff | Level 1 expert

    The most interesting aspect of this shoe is the material used for the upper. Made from what Nike describes as flymesh the upper is definitely unique.

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  • Nike rebuilds the 10th version of the Nike Air Zoom from the ground up. The upper features a good number of changes. An engineered mesh called the Flymesh adds structure in this shoe. As Nike practically eliminated all sorts of overlays, the structure and density of the Flymesh help with the support and structure of the shoe.
  • Another change in the upper is the redesigned Flywire cables. From a single-loop to double loops, the cables deliver a more muscled midfoot lock down. The Vomero 10 really holds the foot down because of this technology.
  • For low-visibility running, the huge Nike logos are now made of reflective material. This automatically increases the safety precaution for those who love to run after sunset or at dawn.
  • An inner sleeve makes its way in the new Vomero model. It is a full sleeve that helps with the fit and security of the foot. As this is made of plush fabric, there is also an added sense of enhanced plushness.
  • Because the Flymesh is very light and minimal, Nike provides volume in the toe box by using an internal toe bumper. It is substantial enough that it raises the forefoot mesh to a height that offers space and breathability in the forefoot.
  • The midsole brings back the dual-density setup. In this version, Nike uses firmer EVA in the heel to the midfoot just beneath the full-length Lunarlon foam. With this update, it marks the first time that the Nike Air Zoom bags in the heel and forefoot are utilized together with the Lunarlon. The ride brings a sense of stiffness with very snappy response. Add a single density sockliner, and there is a less squishy feel in this version.
  • Outsole changes focus on the smoothness of transition and flexibility instead of cushioning. Nike replaces the waffle pattern with a more standard pattern that is mostly flat. Flex grooves and a new transition groove provide flexibility. The lateral side of the outsole uses crash rails that make quick work of transitions. Finally, the firmness is made even more prominent because the crash pad is now a main part of the outsole. There is lesser cushioning as there is less depression as the outsole rubber is almost unbroken.

The significant changes in the upper results to a different fit in the Vomero 10 relative to the previous model. There is improved midfoot fit and a roomier forefoot. The heel remains to be as stable as ever. Runners with medium to inflexible feet should have no trouble finding their most comfortable zones in this shoe. Available widths are from medium to extra wide. Sizing runs true.


Nike uses a more regular lug pattern in the Vomero 10. Rubber is almost continuous in the forefoot, but for the flex grooves. This is made of soft blown rubber for traction. The heel is made of sturdy carbon rubber and is almost continuous as well, except for the transition line and the vertical groove separating the guide rails. Two slices of rubber on the lateral side of the heel to the midfoot enable a smoother gait cycle.


The midsole is dual density. Right above the outsole rubber is an EVA foam that extends from the heel to the midfoot. On top of this EVA is a full-length Lunarlon foam, which is quite soft and responsive. The Lunarlon incorporates the Air Zoom bags in the heel and forefoot for responsiveness and shock attenuation.


A single-piece of engineered mesh forms a huge part of the upper. It has excellent breathability and offers better a structure as Nike removed the overlays in the Air Vomero 10.

Flywire cables are now double looped for added durability and a more customized fit. These Flywire cables are also incorporated into the Nike Vomero 14.

A removable sockliner helps with the secure fit and cushioning.

The Nike logos on both sides of the foot glow at night for low-visibility running. A flat and rather colorful lace clinches the fit of this shoe.

Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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