Who should buy Nike Zoom Vomero 5

The Nike Zoom Vomero 5 is a solid pick if you:

  • Want kicks for the warmer weather that are lightweight and super breathable.
  • Are in the market for sneakers that offer top-tier comfort and let you rock the sporty look.
  • Are a huge fan of ACW and want in on the Nike x ACW collaboration.

Who shouldn’t buy it

Kicksters on the narrow side who don’t appreciate a wide toebox can look to the Nike Tanjun for a better fit. However, if you’re on a budget and would still want to stick with a pair of classic, running-shoe-inspired kicks, the Nike Air Pegasus 83 is a better choice.

The Nike Zoom Vomero 5 is insanely comfy and cushy

According to many experts, these running-inspired sneakers run true to size and have a wide toe box.

“The top tier of comfort in lifestyle sneakers” was how an expert described these kicks. Another agreed as they said that “on feet, they feel pillowy soft.” 

An ‘okay’ runner but a really good lifestyle sneaker

An avid runner said, “I used them for casual running and they weren’t bad.” As an expert described it, “the level of responsiveness and support is sufficient enough to give you a nice comfortable fit.” 

Breezy and light is what the Nike Zoom Vomero 5 is all about

As for its running-inspired background, these kicks live to tell the tale of what running shoes are all about: being lightweight and super airy. The Nike Zoom Vomero 5 is said to be very lightweight according to many reviewers. Weighing in at 328 grams, these are almost 4% lighter than most running-inspired sneakers, which have an average weight of 339 grams. 

The mesh upper, which a critic says is “really stretchy and breathable,” makes up most of the shoe’s upper. Another reviewer supports this by saying that “the upper is really quite breathable despite the overlays.”

Kicks for a stable ride

When used for casual running, many have appreciated the Nike Zoom Vomero 5’s heel counter:

  • “The stability provided by the heel counter feels amazing which enhances running performance.”
  • “The heel holds the foot in place, preventing slippage during downhill runs.”

Not only this, but the firm padding on the tongue and collar is also well-appreciated by an expert.

Excellent level of grippiness

The rubber outsole is also loved by critics as it provides great traction. “Amazing grip,” was how an expert described this. 

The Nike Zoom Vomero 5 gets a 5/5 in the style department

An expert said that “the details really help bring out the looks of these sneakers.” Others praised the clean, vintage look with colorways that definitely pop. As a critic said, “the colorway is fire!”

For tips on wearing these kicks out, sneakerheads recommend that active wear such as shorts, sweatpants, or joggers “bring out the active vibes that these sneakers have.” Another added to this and said how these “match better with duller color pants such as black, navy, or grey as the design is already very bold.” 

A Cold Wall collab gets mixed feelings

A very unique look from the collaboration between Nike and ACW gets conflicting reviews from sneakerheads. A fraction of critics appreciate its unique design saying that “it’s visually interesting to look at” and that “it’s such an unconventional design. I’m diggin’ it!” Another group disagrees as they say:

  • The brick wall looks really absurd.”
  • “Absolutely giant and rather pointless brick.”

Kicks that might cost an arm and a leg

At $160, this makes it 35% more expensive than the average price of other low-top running-inspired sneakers. As expected, Nike’s collaboration with ACW on the Vomero 5s is much more expensive at $200.

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty, Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Closure: Laces
Material: Mesh / Fabric
Technology: Zoom Air
Lace Type: Cotton lace

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