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Nike Vomero Review

After I realized the Nimbus 17 weren’t working out, I have been rotating through several models of shoes.  It’s hard to fall in love with a new shoe when your previous shoe model changes significantly.

There are a few models of shoes I am currently experimenting with. I like to wait until I’ve put about 100 miles on the shoe to give it a review.

Always remember that although I might like the shoe, everyone has different feet.  So what works for me, may not work for you.  

Nike did not pay me to write a review about their shoe…

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The first running shoe I ever purchased was the Nike Pegasus.  It’s hard to believe that was four years ago! Similar to most people, I started running in Nike.  It is the most well known sports brand after all!

Nike Vomero

After working in a running store for over a year and a half, I have watched Nike shoes transform into something I’m familiar with again.

I have a fairly wide foot, neutral gait and high arches.  I also like a lot of cushion.  The Vomero 10 went through a drastic change and was finally given more cushion.  It’s now able to compete with other high cushioned models such as the Saucony triumph, Brooks glycerin or Asics Nimbus.

The feel: 

The upper of the shoe fits really well.  Many people assume because they have wider feet, they can’t run in Nike.  That isn’t the case and the Vomero fits naturally wider feet.

The new flywire upper hugs the foot really well. It fits well. It hugs the arch of the foot while providing plenty of room in the toebox.

I normally wear a size 9.5 wide or size 10.  In the Vomero I wear a size 10 and it fits well.

Running: 

The Nike Vomero is firm. For the last few models the Nike Vomero has felt very similar to the Pegasus. Why buy a shoe that is 30 dollars more expensive when it feels the same as less expensive shoe? (The Vomero is 140 while the Pegasus is 110).

In my opinion, the changes from the Vomero 9 to the 10 are a drastic. It has been given more cushion to separate it from the Pegasus.  That change works well for me but I’ve known a few loyal Vomero fans who don’t like the change.

Nike vomero

I like higher cushioned shoes and have tried most of the comparable options.  The Nike Vomero is the most responsive. I feel as though I have a faster turnover in this shoe. I also find myself “feeling” the pavement and the ground the most in the shoe.

It’s a great update and a shoe I will continue to keep in my rotation.

Cost: $140 (Comparable high cushioned models cost $150)

Pros:

  • Lots of cushion
  • The upper designs fits a lot of shoes

Cons:

  • Nike changes their models and styles of shoes frequently. This model might be awesome for you but the next model might be 180 degrees different.

Questions for you:
Have you ever run in the Nike Vomero?
What was your first running shoe? 

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8 responses

  1. That’s true about being close to the Pegasus. I wore some Vomeros during the winter to give me that light and cushiony feel the Lunar Glides have, but with a bit more grip for sleet and snow.

    It worked well, but after the winter I ditched them, as they’re still quite a bit heavier than the LG’s…I don’t know why but I’ve really been fixated on lightness over everything in the past year, lol. Right now I’m also running in some Pegasus 1-2 days a week.

  2. I love Nike and am a Pegasus runner through and through although I do agree that Nike changes the shape/fit/feel of their models pretty frequently. I used to try to run in LunarRacers but they just did not offer the support I needed. Great review!

  3. We’re all about the fast, snappy, and responsive Pegasus 32 over here. 🙂 I used to wear Nike Shox for basketball, and they totally tore apart my feet.

  4. I used to love running in Nike, until I found Brooks. I find those work best for my feet, but Nike has definitely been stepping up their running game lately! Next time I’m in the market for a new shoe I’ll have to try this out. Nice review!

  5. I’ve never run in a Nike shoe, except for my cross country racing cleats. They lasted me six years of races. My first pair of running shoes were from Walmart, Dr. Scholl’s trainers. That was my first year of cross country. Then, my coach sent me out to buy “real” shoes and I got some Mizunos. I’ve since switched to mostly using ASICS, but will run in any show that works… I rotate Brooks now with my Nimbus 16s.

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