Nike Vomero 16: Still the plusher sibling of the Pegasus 

The Vomero series has always been known for this, and it's still the same case with the 16th version. It's much softer than the Pegasus 38 and serves as a daily trainer that's centered on comfort.

Who and what is it for? 

The Nike Air Zoom Vomero 16 is fit for neutral runners looking for a daily trainer that's made for easy days. It's also a shoe that can be for walking and all-day wear, given its highly cushy sensation. 

Nike Vomero 16 vs. 15: Almost identical

If you already own the Nike Vomero 15, there's not much reason to update to the Vomero 16. The two are almost the same, only that the following updates are implemented: 

  • For aesthetic and support purposes, there is a midfoot cage added to the upper. It locks the foot in place, generating stability in each step. 
  • Gone is the Flywire tech from the previous version 
  • A more padded tongue (as in Glycerin-thick) is implemented for a softer sensation. However, runners report that it's rather rigid. 


How Nike Air Zoom Vomero 16 ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 16% road running shoes
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Bottom 15% Nike running shoes
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Bottom 16% neutral running shoes
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