Who should buy the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 12

The Nike Vomero shoe series is a solid option for:

  • neutral road runners who want a truly reliable daily trainer that's made for easy days and long-distance running sessions.
  • gym sessions, walking, and all-day casual wear.

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 12 logo

Updates to the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 12

  • Triple layer knit design improves durability while maintaining breathability and flexibility.
  • Dynamic Flywires connect the upper fabrics with the lacing system.
  • Lightweight cables adjust the fit to provide a snug yet secure wrap.
  • Full-length carrier foam is present in the mid-sole unit encasing a softer and more responsive foam unit, which actually serves as the underfoot platform for the runner.
  • Zoom Air pockets in the heel and forefoot areas provide additional protection, springiness and shock absorption.
  • Two rubber technologies are at work in the outsole unit of this daily trainer, affording protection from wear and tear, and offering cushioning and impact protection.

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 12 updates

Durable protection and multi-surface traction

The BRS-1000 is carbon rubber and it’s placed in the rear section of the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 12’s outsole. It offers durable protection against wear and tear. It also provides traction, which is important for gaining surface control.

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 12 multi-surface rubber

The Dura-DS is a rubber compound that’s placed in the forefoot section. Aside from providing multi-surface traction, it also offers impact protection and additional cushioning because of its soft and responsive composition.

Vomero 12 provides natural flexibility and smooth transitions

There are Deep Anatomical Flex Grooves, which accommodate the natural flexibility of the foot. They assist in the facilitation of smooth movements through the gait cycle.

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 12 flex grooves

A Rubber Crash Rail is added to the lateral side of the outsole. It accommodates smooth heel-to-toe transitions by acting as a cushioning unit in the external section of the shoe.

Nike Air’s Cushlon gives reliable and long-lasting cushioning

The mid-sole unit of the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 12 has a foam carrier called the Cushlon. It’s a responsive yet durable material that acts as the perimeter wall of the platform.

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 12 mid-sole

Inside this foam unit is Lunar foam, a soft, lightweight and well-cushioned material. When combined, these two foam compounds are able to give reliable and long-lasting cushioning to the foot of the wearer.

Zoom Air pressurized pockets ensure energy return

Placed separately in both the forefoot and rear sections of this shoe’s platform, the Zoom Air pressurized pockets ensure cushioning and energy return for the runner.

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 12 pressurized pockets

The Zoom Air midsole technology is also used in the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14. The Zoom Air flexes when in contact with the ground and then spring back into their original shape during the toe-off.

A molded sock liner is placed on top of the main mid-sole unit. Aside from giving additional cushioning to the foot of the wearer it also supports the curve of the arch, which rarely receives any support.

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 12 is a breathable shoe

The upper unit of the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 12 makes use of engineered mesh. This cloth-like material has a triple-layer knit for added durability. But it’s breathable and flexible, as well.

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 12 breathable shoe

The Dynamic Flywire system is composed of lightweight cables that are placed in the mid-foot section of the upper unit. They connect to the lacing system. Whenever the laces are adjusted they follow suit, thus giving a snug and secure fit that’s also customizable.

Vomero 12 ensure your comfort and safety

An internal cleatie that encompasses ¾ of the foot-chamber of this running shoe hugs the foot in a smooth and comfortable manner. It prevents skin irritation, which may lead to blisters or welts.

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 12 comfort and safety

The Comfort Fit Collar provides cushioning to the top section of the foot. Its padded construction also contributes to heel lockdown, therefore preventing any accidental or unintentional shoe-removals.

Some reflective detailing allows this shoe to be more visible in low lighting conditions. It’s a good safety measure for those who like to run at night.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 334g / Women 266g
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Nike Air Zoom Vomero 16
Forefoot height: 12mm
Heel height: 22mm

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