Wow, it’s been a few years since I’ve run in the Nike Vomero. For whatever reason, I gravitated towards other shoes. In fact, except for the Nike React Infinity Run Shoe, I haven’t trained in many Nike shoes lately. Since the Nike Vomero 14 uses Nike React cushioning, the Nike Infinity React and Nike Nike Vomero 14 are more similar than you might thing.
Anyway, the Nike Vomero 14 is a high cushioned shoe. While I haven’t trained in the Nike Vomero since 2015, I’ve tried most of the previous models on.
Nike Vomero 14 Quick Facts:
Weight: 8.9 oz
Heel to Toe Drop: 10 mm
Over the last few years, the Nike (Air Zoom) Vomero 14 has gotten more cushion. It used to be too similar to the Nike Pegasus, so it made little difference in feel. Why pay more for the Nike Vomero when the Nike Pegasus felt the same? Thankfully Nike has redesigned the Nike Vomero 14 so that it fits and feels very different (in a good way).
Nike Vomero 14 Fit:
The Nike Vomero 14 fit and upper have been completely redesigned (in a good way). The upper now uses a seamless construction and integrates the flywire well.
Like many Nikes current shoes, the Nike Vomero 14 has a fin-like back. Nike claims that the foam pods inside the collar hug the back of your foot for a secure feel without irritating the Achilles. I haven’t had any issue with my Achilles, which is good since that’s what we suspect led to my calcaneus stress fracture.
Like nearly every shoe by Nike, the Nike Vomero 14 now has a blade-like look. The toe box is slightly more narrow than usual. Typically, I wear a women size 10-11 wide in running shoes, and the women size 11 fit the best.
Nike Vomero 14 Ride:
The Nike Vomero 14 has gotten a significant update in the ride, including the addition of the React Foam mid layer on top of a full-length Zoom Air Unit. The Zoom Air Unit works to provides cushion when you land and the Nike React Technology delivers a feeling of propelling you forward. The Air Unit works with the Nike React Cushioning to deliver a super snappy and smooth ride. It doesn’t feel like the technology is as stiff as in years passed.
One thing I don’t love is the lack of cushion in the forefoot of the shoe. To me, it feels like the Brooks Ghost 12, which almost drops off in the front. If you land towards the front of your foot, there isn’t a lot of cushion there and it’s much firmer.
The outsole of the Nike Vomero 14 uses flex grooves that make the Nike Vomero 14 fairly flexible for the amount of cushion.
The Nike Vomero 14 is meant to be the “easy run” and high cushioned shoe from Nike. That’s what I’ve used it for and it’s fit well there.
Nike Zoom Vomero 14 Conclusion:
Nike has completely redesigned the Nike Vomero 14 but in a good way. The updated Nike Vomero 14 is a much more durable high cushion shoe than it as in previous years.
I like the responsive cushioning as well as the extremely smooth ride. As someone who prefers a higher cushion shoe, I don’t find it to be as clunky as many!
My only complaint is the lack of cushioning in the front. While I think it’s great for longer and easier days, I’m more likely to gravitate towards something with more cushion in the front of the shoe as well. The Nike Vomero 14 is a good daily trainer or faster long run shoe.
Easy/Daily Runs: Hoka One One Elevon 2, Brooks Glycerin 18, New Balance 880v10, Mizuno Rider Waveknit 3, Nike Vomero 14, New Balance 1080 v10, Diadora Mythos Blushield Blushield Hip 5, Asics Cumulus 21
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