Monday, January 29, 2007

Nike Air Zoom Vomero!

Brought this Maximum Cushion Bowman Series Nike Vomero with my Runaholic $200 voucher with additional cash top-up of $19.45 as it's price was $219.45! She is the most expensive pair of Running shoes that i ever owned. Haha.. like Dream said" .. must maximise the gift vouncher..."

Originally, I wanted n have reserved a pair of Nike Zoom Air Cage 2 but was later told that the new stocks of this model will not arrive before the expiry of our voucher( which is end of Feb) So no other choice, we have to choose our shoes amongst current stock available at the Bird Suntec. Brokie, Dream n myself together went Nike Shoes shopping on friday. I finally selected the Vomero instead of Pegasus TC which were onli models that suitable for my foot-type.. Neutral n Normal Arch. Btw, the shwe meimei at Bird who assisted us was extremely helpful, patient n knowledgeable! Great Service !!! Thank You!

Took my new Vomero out for a short shopping walk on Sat, found the fit n cushions very comfortable .. So decided to test her out at Sunday's 34 LSD run which included MF n 2 loop of Sentosa!
A Big Mistake !

On the Sunday's LSD just running from Safra MF into Sentosa Entrance, i immediately realised that the Vomero was much too cushy for my Running Style!!.. She just have far too much forefoot's Cushions.. Causing the toe -off portion during run very difficult n energy zapping as her forefoot's cushions absorbed all efforts into its lush insulations instead of directing the energy for the springing off during toe-off!!! Although, she is relatively light ( 11.5oz)for her maximum cushion construction but she felt much heavier as she demanded more n higher leg's lifts from the runner! After a Loop around Sentosa, my left foot felt numb on its side. It numbness turned into pains after the second loop . I was limping on left on exiting the Sentosa . So i decided to cut my run ( completed abt 25km instead of 34km, skipping the run up MF) to minimum damages n avoid further injury to my foot. Guess it is a case of too much of Good Things! In this case , Vomero just have too soft n cushy forefoot for a rather light weight runner !

Overall, Vomero offers good shoe fit, snug heel grip n lot of cushions which will definately benefit heavier build runners! Despite of the above negatives, She is Best Nike running model that i have tried so far...

Nike Air Zoom Vomero Silver/Navy -
The Air Vomero is Nike's Statement cushion model for the neutral runner, and it delivers a super fitting upper on top of an extremely well cushioned midsole. This shoe exceeds the criteria set for this category of shoe.
Weight: 11.5 oz (size 9)

Pronation Control Technology
Designed for neutral pronation & supination

  • Midsole: PU crash pad. Single-density Phylon
  • Shape: Semi-curved
  • Construction Last: Full-length strobel lasted EV
Cushioning Technology

  • Midsole: PU crash pad. Phylon.
  • Heel: Zoom Air
  • Forefoot: Zoom Air

Upper Materials

  • Breathable mesh. 360-degree reflectivity

Outsole Technology

  • BRS 1000 carbon rubber, Duralon, and Phylite

1 comment:

Noelani said...

Interesting to know.


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