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Shoes may not be able to turn pavement into pillows, but the Nike Zoom Vomero+ 8 comes close, offering neutral runners an ultra-plush fit and feel.
- Sleek New Upper: The upper of the Vomero 8 features a seamless construction and a streamlined new look.
- Updated Construction: The Vomero 8 switches from combination lasting to a full Strobel last for softer heel cushioning and a smoother ride.
Comfort has always been a paramount value for the Zoom Vomero, and now in its 8th iteration, Nike’s premium neutral trainer bumps up the coziness for a more luxurious running experience.
At a glance, it may seem that the platform goes unchanged in this latest update of the Vomero. Running in the shoe will reveal otherwise, as a switch to a full Strobel last removes the fiberboard in the rear of the shoe and the softer midsole composition give the shoe a slightly more cushioned feel and a smoother transition. Runners seeking a plush and protective ride will undoubtedly find it in the Vomero 8.
Testers had nothing but praise for the fresh upper on the Vomero 8. A supple and flexible mesh wraps around the toebox for a slipper-like feel while the interior of the shoe is spacious and offers plenty of room for a high volume foot without feeling sloppy – a secure yet non-intruding fit that should work for many runners.
The Vomero 8 may not offer the most performance oriented fit and feel, but for runners seeking a plush ride that floats over the hard road, Nike’s premium offering is a hard choice to top.
“Though this shoe offers a roomier fit, the Dynamic Fit system really lets you get a snug and secure fit through the midfoot.”
“The Vomero 8 definitely offers a comfortable ride. High mileage won’t be a problem with this shoe.”
“The cushioning on the Vomero 8 feels softer to me than previous versions, especially in the heel, thanks to the new, full length Strobel last.”