Nike Vomero

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20/05/2006 at 07:46
After trying mizuno wave nirvana, kayano XII, nimbus, and now Vomeros I can categorically state that The Vomero (kind of a big boys Pegasus) is the most comfortable shoe to run in that I have ever come across.

The difference is like going from a Suzuki leaf sprung jeep to a Range Rover. I never ever thought running on the road could be considered comfortable.

Ok Many of you will realise that there is a type of shoe issue going on here. I was wrongly advised to get a stability shoe at first and after weeks of Shin splints and achilles problems I am now in a cushioned shoe, but even between the Nimbus and the Vomero the difference is out of this world.

Crap name but a great shoe, I am a Nike man after all. If you are after a nuetral shoe and love the comfort zone get these. They are responsive and because they are comfortable and light I shaved a minute off my PB for 5k on my first run in them, and I was being cautious!
20/05/2006 at 09:32
Cable you run in excatly same as me then!
Nimbus and vemeros.

Yes like pillows but I find on shorter stuff nimbus wins out.
20/05/2006 at 10:07
cabletow, you read my mind.

I just came on here to ask for advice on the best heel ultra-cushioning shoe since I too have had problems with my achilles.

The only problem is, I feel uncomfortable stumping up the 85 quid.

Anyone know of any comparable shoes costing a bit less?
20/05/2006 at 16:29
As he saying goes, Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.

What price is getting rid of your achilles tendonitis and all the rest days that the tendonitis forces on you.

Just my 0.02p
20/05/2006 at 19:51
fair point well made. sweatshop is already on my radar tomorrow and - hopefully - a brief run afterwards to test out my huge feet encased in cushioning nirvana!
26/05/2006 at 11:20
Dave, did you get any Vomero's? I trialled a pair the other night from the Nike van, did 8 miles and was well impressed. If anything they were a bit too spongy. The following couple of days my ankles were a bit sore though I managed to run. Like you I agree with cabletows point about quality, but when ther are shoes for a lot less money, I find it difficult to justify. As anyone else got these who maybe found them a bit to bouncy/spongy to start with but have found they settled after a few runs?
26/05/2006 at 11:48
I found that for about 25 miles they "bounced" however now they are great.
Still pillow like but responsive.
26/05/2006 at 11:55
Cheers TT, oh what the heck, it's only money.
26/05/2006 at 11:56
Dunno, had mine for graiits ;-)

But about to stump up for my second pair.
26/05/2006 at 12:08
I bought the Nike Air Zoom zkylon which are cheaper, have the same "Free" technology in the sole & a lower heal. I really like them as they run really smooth. A little bit slippery on wet grass though.

I don't know whether to buy another pair now or wait for the next revision.

This new wave of shoes from nike certainly have me excited - the whole lower leg gets a workout which can only be a good thing & at last a step in teh right direction
26/05/2006 at 13:00
As long as they DON'T mess with the x-country spike range i will be happy with that.
26/05/2006 at 16:37
they do settle with miles, cant fault them now and I reckon they are good for many miles
26/05/2006 at 16:45
Ended up with a pair of Nimbus. The guy at Sweatshop said that unless you have a perfect running style they accentuate any faults you have in your gait.

The Nimbus are pretty nice. A world away from my Adidas A3s.

But I still have the heel problem, so I'm gonna see the sports physio and sort myself out.
26/05/2006 at 16:58
very nice shoe although my second pair are being a little bit of a pain to break in
29/05/2006 at 16:32
I totally disagree with gait correction & any type of foot corretion so the likes of the free, vomeros, zoom skylons suit me. I was told I over pronate but since going neutral & lower heeled shoes I have had no injuries at all.

I really believe all the barefoot principles laid down in teh forefoot running thread here, various barefoot sites & the pirie book, however I tried running in Puma H.Streets (plimsoles basically) & they put a bit too much strain on my calfs so a slghtly thinker sole suits me for a bit mroe comfort.
11/06/2006 at 01:56
Had been killing my shins with a pair of JJB Asics for far too long, and finally got round to having my gait analysed.

Turns out I supinate, and Runnersneed tried me out on both Asics Nimbus and Nike Vomero.

No contest for me. I'd gone into the store with sore shins, but as soon as the Vomero were on, I was running pain free on the treadmill. The Nimbus just didn't do it for me at all.

I'd say they lacked a bit of responsiveness at first, but I'd definitely sacrifice that for the ability to run pain free. A couple of months on from getting them, they're an absolute dream. A tenner less than the Nimbus as well.
04/07/2006 at 17:58
The price never bothered me, in the shop I thought my feet had died and gone to heaven, but when I tried a quick paced run in them I had to stop, take off the shoes and my socks and try to take the burning out of the balls of my feet. I've been running in Nike's since the early 80's and I've never experienced that, except for the day when I raced an 800m and lost my shoe with a lap to go and ran the last 4 barefoot - finished 2nd - but by god that was painful.
I now use the Vomeros as my long and recovery run shoe as it guarantees that I can't go faster than 7min mile pace.

04/07/2006 at 19:15
The Nimbus felt amazing in the shop, and burned the balls of my feet for the first few runs, but fine now. When I went back for a second pair trainers for alternate running days, they all felt ridiculously uncomfortable compared to Nimbus.
17/11/2006 at 08:45

I recently discovered that I under-pronate so I was advised to pack up the Asics Kayano XIIs.

As a replacement, I just bought my first pair of Vomeros yesterday - they felt a little bit tight under the tongue - since it is stitched to the lining.

I still took the risk as otherwise it was really comfortable - do you think they will ease a little with wear?


Emile from Malta
21/11/2006 at 10:16
HI ALL, Bit late for this thread but i have been away! Ok do not wear the vomeros of road or your heels will be on fire the morning after! They are tight over the top of the foot,so thinner socks are better,all in all a nice shoe but i wish it had just a wee bit more support.Oh by the way (www.joe will sell you a pair for 60 quid! Worth it!!!
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