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Mens Nike Air Zoom Vomero 13

Mens Nike Air Zoom Vomero 13
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The Nike Vomero is their flagship cushioned shoe and it is very competitive.

Mens Nike Air Zoom Vomero 13

The Nike Vomero is their flagship cushioned shoe and it is very competitive.
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Our verdict

Nike’s flagship neutral cushion shoe gets a slight update and delivers on the previous performance. Simple and understated, with a great midsole technology delivering a solid running shoe that is built for high mileage.

  • Positive
  • Competitive price for a flagship model
  • Still great Vomero cushioning
  • A simple yet technically ideal upper design
  • Negative
  • A little ridged out the box

First impressions

Nike know how to make comfortable shoes, but they are definitely not for everyone. The fit is a little narrow compared to the alternative premium cushion shoes on the market, so be warned! If you know and like the Nike fit, then you cannot go far wrong for the money on this shoe. The Vomero 13 is great value vs performance, and a true high mileage workhorse.


The sole unit on the Vomero 13 is the same as the Vomero 12. If you were a fan, you can transition perfectly into the new version, or hold out for the 12 in the sales. It is Nike’s premium cushion midsole with a 2-density construction. A firmer, more responsive ‘Carrier Foam’ is the part you see on the shoe, with a great groove running around the lateral side for de-coupling on impact, and a core ‘lunar foam’ that is legendary now for its reliable cushioning properties.

Zoom Air, the best air bag type in my opinion because of its performance under foot combines to give a midsole that soaks up shock mile after mile without feeling flat and heavy.


A jacquard upper (woven material) with knitted perforations in the vamp to provide breathability give a smooth and very secure fitting upper. As always, the Flywire lacing system does a great job of securing the midfoot once laced, so overall the feel of the shoe is superb.


The outsole if pressure mapped, meaning its designed to work in conjunction with the full gait cycle – and gives a quiet, smooth, and durable ride. The Waffle pattern always give superb off-road capabilities when you go on all surfaces. It’s a lovely outsole, cored in all the right places and durable exactly where you need it for an expensive top end shoe.


These shoes go up against the competitors such as Brooks Glycerin, ASICS Nimbus, Saucony Triumph ISO and Mizuno Wave Sky. are lower price range than any of the shoes against which they compete. Its Nike being serious as a running brand not a fashion brand with its technical shoes.

The Vomero 13 is a very solid, great performing shoe, with a better price tag than most, but if your comparing them 1:1 with the direct competition then they fall just a little short on technical performance compared to a Saucony Triumph ISO for example.

Technical info


Zoom Air located in the heel and forefoot consists of low-profile pressurized air pockets that flex on contact for responsive cushioning, updated for a more plush underfoot feel.

Lunar core foam provides a soft and cushioned, yet responsive ride.

Cushlon carrier foam envelops softer lunar foam to deliver plush, resilient cushioning along with a smooth heel to toe transfer.


Dura-DS rubber in the forefoot provides multi-surface traction as well as cushioned impact protection.

BRS 1000 carbon rubber provides durable traction.

Deep Anatomical Flex Grooves offer flexibility and mobility for a smooth ride.

Rubber Crash Rail on the lateral side acts as a cushioning device for smoother transitions and enhanced flexibility.


Engineered mesh updated and now features a softer knit design for a ventilated, supportive fit.

Dynamic Flywire positioned around the midfoot provides added support and an unmatched fit while reducing the shoe's overall weight.

3/4 length internal bootie provides a comfortable, irritant-free wrap.

Comfort Fit Collar provides a plush sensation with a secure heel lockdown.

Molded sockliner sits underfoot and provides additional cushioning and comfort

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Shoe details

Gender Mens
Year 2018
Season Spring
Current model
Release date 2018
MSRP $140.00
Heal Drop 10mm
Weight 10 oz. / 283 g


Shoe Type
Light Trail
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