Nike Air Zoom Vomero 15
First of all, let's note that the shoe has a higher stack than ever before, with 32 mm under the heel and 22 mm under the forefoot, an increase of 5 mm from the previous model. Unfortunately, it's reflected in the weight: without going over the symbolic 300 g/10.6 oz threshold for the men's model, the Vomero 15 is not far off. As you can see, we're not off to a good start. Fortunately, the extra weight is also due to the extra rubber on the outsole. As a result, the shoe is more sturdy and more grippy.
The cushioning is comfortable and rather traditional, according to the testers. The ZoomX foam is not very noticeable, but the shoe has the advantage of absorbing shocks well despite a firm underfoot feel. Thus, the Vomero should be seen as a recovery or long(er) distance alternative to the Nike Pegasus 37. Also, the platform is flexible despite the amount of rubber on the outsole. The stability of the shoe will also reassure runners who worry about overpronation. All in all, nothing incredible but nothing really disappointing either.
Finally, the upper offers a simple configuration that proves to be effective. The lockdown is snug and precise without being tight, and the ventilation is good. What's more, the forefoot offers good volume; if there's a shoe in the Nike line that can suit runners with wider feet, it's this one!
In summary, the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 15 is a good running shoe for long runs and daily training with a high-stack yet firm cushioning. It's a model for athletes looking for a classic ride that features the latest Nike technologies. We wish these advanced technologies would have made the V15 lighter though as it struggles to compete with similar models from other brands.
- Good comfort
- Shock-absorbing and stable cushioning
- Sturdy shoe
- Relatively roomy upper with a snug fit
- Heavy shoe
- Not as snappy as what could be expected from the ZoomX foam
Model: Nike Air Zoom Vomero 15
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- The outsole of the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 15 is equipped with carbon rubber that protects the shoe from wear and tear, especially the midsole that’s more fragile. The heel is especially reinforced as it’s the part where most athletes hit the ground when they run. The rubber also provides great grip on road surfaces.
- The midsole features the famous ZoomX foam that was originally created by Nike for its carbon-fiber plated models. It mostly uses Pebax, a light compound reputed for its flexibility and bouncy nature, which gives an explosive rebound at each step. ZoomX is now featured in most of Nike’s running collection.
- Also, the SR-02 is a denser foam that serves as a carrier for the softer midsole foam to protect it and give it more structure.
- The upper of the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 15 is an engineered mesh that promotes a secure and comfortable foot lockdown while allowing a good air circulation, especially in warm seasons.
- The TPU heel counter optimizes foot lockdown to avoid heel slippage.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Does this model fit true to size?
I have overpronation. Can I run in these shoes?
I weigh 198 lbs/90 kg or more. Are the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 15 recommended for me?
Is this shoe suitable to run a marathon?
Comparisons – Nike Air Zoom Vomero 15 vs:
Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14
The Vomero 14 offers a slimmer configuration, closer to the Pegasus. The Vomero 15 is a return to earlier versions with a traditional configuration made for long distances and moderate paces. Besides offering a higher stack, the V15 features ZoomX foam, while the V14 uses React foam.
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37
See the side-by-side comparison.