Product Type: Nike Sports Shoes
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Nike Zoom Vomero + 6
Member Name: sparkymarky1973
Nike Zoom Vomero + 6
Advantages: The most comfortable pair of running shoes I have ever purchased!
Disadvantages: Why can't the price be a bit more standard all across the board?
Having just started getting into a bit of a fitness regime, I figured it was about time I bought myself some new trainers and having always bought Nike in the past, I saw no reason to stop now! These paticular shoes looked like my best bet because I have been doing a lot of running and early morning jogs as part of my routine and these are designed spefically with the jogger or runner in mind.
One of my biggest concerns when buying running shoes is comfort and, in my experience, if you skimp on what you pay then you can end up suffering for it ~ as I have learnt before to my detriment. Though these look fairly basic in design, Nike are very clever and have hidden away a few little extras to help, including their highest level of cushioning yet apparently, in order to make these one of their most comfortable models of shoe yet. I am not quite sure what they mean when the manufacturers say that these have been especially designed for the male foot (maybe they mean that they are wider or just designed with bigger feet in mind ~I'm not sure?!?) but one thing is for certain, they have definitely got it right this time around!
Where as normally with new shoes it can take a few weeks to truly break them in, I went for a long run with these on and felt as though I was wearing a pair of my battered old faithfuls; now consigned to the great big shoe shop in the sky due to the number of holes that have appeared after excessive use. These Nike Vomero (possibly named after a hilly region in Naples, Italy?) already come with holes but in the guise of a plastic net that encompases both the mid-foot and heel areas to help prevent sweating and presumably to aerate your feet. This is the first time I have seen such a design and is a new concept to me but does it work? Well, my feet didn't get quite so hot as they usually do on a run so I suppose it kind of does? Still other than as an aesthetic addition, it DOES make the shoes look pretty cool I will admit, though I am still not entirely convinced by the validity of it as a selling point.
Their main selling pont to me is that these are soft and, above all else, COMFORTABLE! You really do feel as though you are running on air wearing these even if that does sound like a cliche. Also they look fantastic and it is just nice that they wear as good as they look!
At anywhere from £60- £90 depending on what colour you choose (?) and where you buy (I bought mine in black and red, like the picture, for £70 from a small sports shop in my local town) these are fairly reasonably priced for Nike and no more expensive than any of their other varieties. But it does pay to shop around if you are interested in these as the price really seems to fluctuate from what I have seen and, looking both online and on the high street, I have found a lot of differences in price!
This shoe is also available in a womens variety which also claims to be "Gender-Specific" and boasts the same features but more customised for a woman's fit. How these compare, obviously I can't say but as a running shoe designed for the casual runner, I would highly recommend this and give it top marks!
With this latest shoe, Nike have proved why they are at the top of their field and definitely the shoe manufacturer of choice if you are looking for excellent value for money!
Summary: A great shoe with a snug but comfy fit for the casual running enthusiast!