As your foot hits the ground, you become one with the pavement, your mind clears and allows for a few moments of reflection while you just let go of everything. Running is what allows you to re-energize for whatever might come your way.
Nothing ruins a good run more than pain in your feet, ankles, legs, or knees and the wrong shoes can cause all of these types of pain. The fact is, everybody’s feet are different and not all shoes are made to fit every foot. If you’re experiencing pain after your run, or maybe even after a long walk, then it could very well be the type of shoes that you wear.
When it comes to athletic shoes it is even more important to have the type of shoe that supports your specific foot. Some people have high arches, while others have much flatter feet that require a different kind of support. If this is you then the shoe for you is the Nike Zoom Vomero+ 8.
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This lightweight shoe offers a bit of support for the arch but at the same time provides much needed cushioning for the heel and toe for flatter feet. This extra cushioning works as a shock absorber between the foot and the surface it hits, significantly reducing the potential for pain in any of the areas mentioned above.
Nike kept many of the best features in the newest Zoom that were in the previous version, the Nike Zoom Vomero+ 7. Those features include:
- Heel crash pad that protects the heel from the impact of running if you are lacking proper pronation support.
- Mesh fabric that allows breathability and provides for ultimate comfort.
- Thick, plush tongue and upper area that allows for added comfort for the top portion of your foot.
- Nike+ ready so you can keep track of all of your running activity virtually.
The innovative technologies that this shoe uses are what made it so popular amongst female athletes right from the beginning. Many avid runners swear by the Nike Zoom but feelings are mixed about the newest version. Some reviewers have said that this particular version is built a bit smaller than previous versions, so it may be advised to order a 1/2 size larger.
Many reviewers have pointed out that they do appreciate the new features with the Nike Zoom Vomero+ 8 and that the new version is just as comfortable as its predecessor. Some of the best new features are highlighted below…
- Extra removable insole so that you can have extra cushioning when you need it.
- Waffle pattern sole design that offers added traction support.
- Deeper grooves for more flexibility.
- Lighter weight for even more comfort, weighing in at 9 ounces compared to the 10.6 ounces of the Vomero+ 7.
The newest features of the Nike Zoom Vomero+ 8 make it even better than the last, but it is the combination of both the old and the new that make it a superior athletic shoe.
While many of the features of this women’s trainer have stayed the same, the new features make a big difference as far as avid runners are concerned. The lighter weight alone makes it much more ideal than the last version for those ladies that do a lot of running.
If you don’t mind the extra weight then the Air Pegasus 30 is a great alternative. This model weighs in about 1 ounce more than the latest Vomero, but consistently receives rave reviews from female testers for its style and impressive cushioning.
However if you want the newest technology from Nike, and you want to barely know you’re wearing shoes at all, then the Zoom Vomero+ 8 is a great choice for you.