Nike has become synonymous with sports. Although this is largely due to great marketing and affiliation with sports superstars, this does not negate the fact that the company manufacturers its share of great running shoes. The newest iteration of the Nike Zoom Vomero provides the same cushioning as its predecessors but had improved greatly on the fit. Nike has implemented gender specific changes to the men’s and women’s shoes so that they better conform to the needs of their feet.
The Nike Zoom Vomero+ 6 is a cushioning shoe created for neutral to under-pronators. The gender specific changes made to the shoe can be found in the midfoot. Elastic mesh panel and a mesh inner sleeve work to create a customized fit that keeps the locked in while still stretching and flexing enough to provide comfort with every twist and turn of the foot. The full length Cushlon midsole promote soft and responsive cushioning that lasts a long time.
Crash pads absorb the shock of impact while setting up the foot to make a smooth transition from heel to toe. This transition is helped by other technology built in the shoe including the arch bridge that sits asymmetrical in order to use the foot’s natural stabilizing system while still providing support.
Dual-layer Ortholite insoles produces a heel cradle and comes with a Poron insert that adds to the cushioning in the shoe. Also helping to cushion the foot is a dynamic cuboid made from soft density foam. This feature also works to give you a more efficient stride.
The fit of the shoe is enhanced by an external heel counter. The synthetic overlays found in the Nike Zoom Vomero+ 6 are placed so that they food is secured in the shoe when you lace up. The Open Mesh design allows air to circulate freely keeping the foot cool and dry. And like most all Nike shoe products, the Nike Zoom Vomero+ 6 is Nike+ ready.
People can’t seem to stop saying positive things about the Nike Zoom Vomero+ 6. Reviewers and testers talk about the shoes being ready out of the box; meaning you don’t have to worry about a breaking in period because the shoes are already so comfortable. They also felt that the shoe was a drastic improvement over the Nike Zoom Vomero+ 5 even though the only thing that has really changed is the way the shoe fits. That just goes to show that even the smallest thing can make or break your run.
The biggest complaint was that the toe box seemed a little short which may mean the shoe is not true to fit. However, it is best to try on several different sizes to see which ones work the best for your particular foot.
Overall, the shoe works best for neutral to underpronators. It is moderately priced and comes in a few different colors that differ between the men and women’s shoes.