Men's Air Zoom Vomero 16 PRM (White/Deep Royal Blue-University Blue)
Patience + consistent work = improvement. It’s a forward-thinking running formula that’s stood that test of time, signed and sealed by Bill Bowerman himself. This design pays special tribute to Bowerman, not only a Nike immortal but a revolutionary giant in the running world at-large who turned jogging into a nation-wide phenomenon in the 60’s. Unique touches throughout the design harken back to Bowerman’s beginnings as the proverbial godfather of a crusade made to get you moving. Have a good jogging day!
Behind the Design
In 1963 Bill Bowerman wrote “the Joggers manual”, a 3-page pamphlet with instructions on how to jog and all the benefits that come with the athletic endeavor. The pamphlet’s smashing success swept the nation and led to multiple iterations that sparked a nationwide movement, to well, JOG. Filled with meticulous training regimens and tips on everything from form to mileage to shoe preferences, Bowerman’s expertise earned deep-rooted trust in running communities.
Bowerman sent letters of jogging regiments and handcrafted footwear to runners all across the country, with personal letters encouraging potential athletes in their pursuits, always with his patented signature at the bottom. This colorway is inspired by the book’s classic cover colors. Bowmerman’s signature, seen on the midsole, is pulled from the individualized note. The stitched-on Swoosh harkens back to Bowmerman’s days of tinkering while the Swoosh material mimics a track’s surface texture. A special message on the inside of the tongue reminds you all that matters is movement!
A Secure Stride
We added extra support along the sides via a band at the midfoot. It works with the laces, helping you adjust how snug and secure your foot feels. A clip at the heel helps add stability as you run over uneven surfaces.
Cool For the Distance
We tested real runners to learn where feet need the most cooling. Using that data, we put mesh in key spots (especially around the toes) to give you stretch and ventilation.
Your foot sits on Nike ZoomX, our lightest and highest energy returning foam. It gives you a smooth ride from foot strike through your transition. We combined it with Zoom Air cushioning under the forefoot for a snappy, responsive feel as you push off.
High-abrasion rubber at the outsole with lugs gives you durable traction.
Tongue is even more plush than previous versions.