The Nike Vomero 15 is Nike's top model in terms of cushioning and comfort. This makes it an ideal companion for basic runs as well as longer sessions. Keller Sports Pro Jan took a closer look at how it differs from its predecessor and how it runs.
About the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 15
Nike has remained true to its alignment, but inside there have been some changes compared to its predecessor. The Air Zoom Pad in the forefoot is twice as big, which should ensure greater comfort with every step. In addition, there is ZoomX Foam in the heel, which further enhances the cushioning feel.
The upper features a flexible mesh that adapts to the foot and provides good ventilation. With the help of the external heel cap, the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 15 provides very good support, especially during longer runs when the muscles get tired.
A very durable rubber layer runs over the entire outsole for a decent grip on common surfaces. The fit is slightly wider, so the running shoe should fit many runners' feet.
How does the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 15 perform?
You can feel the compact fit of the Nike Vomero 15 as soon as you lace it up for the first time. The Nike running shoe does not constrict you, but ensures a high level of comfort thanks to its materials. The fit provides good support at the heel and midfoot, so even runners with minimal pronation can benefit.
In general, the new Nike Air Zoom Vomero 15 is convincing for relaxed runs. The cushioning is not too soft or spongy, but rather the running shoes allow you to comfortably collect kilometres. The Nike Vomero 15 delivers this primarily through the midsole, where Nike has found a good mix between the Air Zoom pad in the forefoot and ZoomX.
The grip also works reliably, but could grip a little better on wet passages in the city. Nevertheless, the Vomero 15 convinces with a long mileage. After my test runs, I haven't noticed any major wear so far.
The Nike Air Zoom Vomero 15 at a glance
|Nike Air Zoom Vomero 15|
|Gender||Women & Men|
|Weight||243g (Women) & 280g (Men)|
|Off set||10 mm|
|Sole material||Nike Zoom Air & Nike ZoomX|
|Upper material||flexible mesh|
|Application||Stable running shoes for long runs in training|
|Shoe type||Neutral running shoes|
|Price||149,90 € *|
With the Nike Vomero 15, Nike has presented a successful update to its long-distance runner. Like its predecessor, it is just as convincing for relaxed and long runs. The Vomero 15 is especially good with the extra support it provides during rolling.
Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14 in test 
At the end of the 2018 running year, Nike has given its comfortable all-rounder a major update. At first glance, the new Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14 looks very dynamic and its silhouette fits in with the race look of the current Nike running shoes.
Update 2019: We now have even more different colourways of the new Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14 in our range. Take a look around and get your hands on the popular running shoe.
Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14: The News
Nike gives the latest Vomero a full-length Zoom Air element as well as the React midsole, which is supposed to provide a smooth running feel. The technologies of the Nike React Epic Flyknit and the Nike Pegasus merge into one model with a focus on cushioning and comfort.
With the help of the compact heel cap with foam padding and Flywire technology in the midfoot, the runner gets a very leading fit. A pleasant and airy mesh in the upper provides an extra comfort boost. So-called "toe bores" in particular will be happy about this additional reinforcement over the big toe.
On the road
I was very curious to see how the new Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14 would run, because visually it looks very fast. But let's start with the fit: once laced up, the foot sits very securely in the Vomero 14. The comfortable running shoe achieves this via the padding in the heel and the well-functioning lacing.
In addition, the heel is partially enclosed with the midsole, which gives an extra boost in terms of support. On the first few metres, you immediately feel that the running shoe has a lot of cushioning. Nevertheless, I found it not too much and not at all spongy. I see this as an advantage for longer runs or for heavier runners who want comfortable cushioning.
The Nike Vomero 14 can easily run at a faster pace, but its strengths lie more in the relaxed pace range. In terms of grip, you don't have to accept any compromises, because I always ran safely even on wet surfaces in the city.
Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14 versus Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35
Both Nike running shoe models have a comfortable upper and a full-length Zoom Air element for a reactive running feel. The Vomero 14 also features React in the midsole for an even softer ride. In a general comparison of the construction, the new Air Zoom Vomero 14 simply has a little more of everything, stronger guidance and more cushioning. Therefore, the Vomero 14 is suitable for relaxed runs and the Pegasus 35 more for faster sessions.
|Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14||Nike Zoom Pegasus 35|
|Gender||Women & Men||Women & Men|
|Sole material||Nike Air Zoom & Nike React||Nike Air Zoom|
|Fit||normal, very stable||normal|
|Shoe type||Neutral running shoe||Neutral running shoe|
|Price||139,90 € *||119,90 € *|
Conclusion on the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14
The Nike Vomero has always stood for a lot of comfort, which you also get with the latest version - but a lot more dynamic! For runners who want a little more stability, the new Vomero 14 is more than an option. Generally speaking, the latest version of the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14 is comfortable and safe to run many kilometres in.
* The actual price may differ from the one shown here. It depends on current offers and the shoe model.
Credits: Jan Lau
Photos: Martin Weiss Photografie