Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11 Review: Price, specifications and everything you need to know
Vomero 11 is here. Nike launched the Vomero 11 on March 3, 2016. Naturally, expectations were high for this shoe succeeds the much popular and much successful Vomero 10. Let it be a casual jog in the morning or a long distance run, you can trust the Vomero to get your job done.
Vomero 10 was very good. Is Vomero 11 any better?
Short answer: Yes.
Heel height: 31mm
Toe height: 19mm
Heel-to-toe drop: 12mm
This premium running shoe’s fit is excellent. It adapts to your feet really well. There is almost zero-irritation with the Vomero 11. These pair of shoes are very comfortable. A size 9 men’s shoe weighs around 304g and is not the lightest running shoe available in the market. In fact, this shoe is heavier than the previous generation (Vomero 10 weighed around 286g). Vomero 11 is a neutral running shoe and is ideal for road running.
Coming to the design, there are only two colorways available right now. We expect much more variety in the near future. Both of them have black as the primary color. We see Nike’s iconic swoosh on the side of the shoe near the heel area. One colorway has white as the secondary color, while the other colorway has bright yellow as the secondary. Both of them are stunning.
In the upper, we see a seamless construction. Not only that, the Flymesh upper is highly breathable. The foam tongue should reduce lace pressure. This will ensure an irritation-free environment in the forefoot area.
For additional cushioning, we see Ortholite sock-liner on the underside of the foot. The Comfort Fit Collar offers a secure heel lockdown. Moreover, the Dynamic Flywire cables in the midfoot area secure the foot and offer unparalleled support.
Nike did a miraculous job with the midsole of Vomero 11. Nike’s iconic Zoom Air cushioning system is the heel and the midfoot area. The low-profile pressurized air pockets provide responsive cushioning. We also see Lunarlon foam in the midfoot area. This makes sure that there is a smooth heel-to-toe transition. We see improved gait cycle efficiency. The Cushlon foam is resilient. This will make the midsole much more durable.
On the outsole, we see BRS 1000 Carbon rubber. With this rubber compound, put all your concerns regarding durability to rest. We see Flex Grooves on the outsole, which are extremely flexible. Expect a smooth ride with the Vomero 11. A crash rail on the lateral side of the shoe acts as a cushioning device against impacts.
Overall, Vomero 11 is a terrific running shoe. The midsole is identical to the Vomero 10, but we see an improved outsole. This should make the shoe much more durable. Vomero 11 strikes a perfect balance between cushioning and responsiveness. If this is your requirement, do go for Nike’s Vomero 11.
Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11 retails at $140 i.e., around 10,000INR. Availability in India is TBA.
Bottom-line: Magical cushioning along with a responsive ride.
Published 14 Mar 2016, 16:52 IST