The less polarizing version?
Nike’s Vomero 5 may be an uncommon silhouette, but this 2010 chunky running sneaker made waves late last year when it was used as part of Nike’s collaboration with A-Cold-Wall. Its most polarizing design element is the large 3D block found at the heel. There were mixed reactions to this, with some even resorting to cutting out the block for a more streamlined look. Nonetheless, the collab sold out.
A few months later, Nike’s Special Projects division released a similar-looking Vomero 5. The differences with the non-collab version include the use of mesh in the tongue, 3M detailing on the upper, a regular leather trimming on the swoosh, flat laces, and most importantly, the absence of the 3D block on the heel.
While the A-Cold-Wall collab did not make it to our shores, Commonwealth PH dropped the non-collab version in limited quantities. Without the heel block, the Vomero 5 SP is a sleek monochrome sneaker that can go along with the chunky shoe trend. The only difference is that it is light compared to the likes of Nike’s M2K Tekno and Fila’s Disruptor II.
Being a running sneaker, comfort is the main focus of the Vomero 5: with two Zoom Air units (one in the heel and one in the forefoot), along with a Cushlon midsole and BRS 1000 outsole, the Vomero 5 is made to keep your feet comfortable, whether you are running or casually walking with it.
Check out my thoughts about this sneaker (along with a shirt that I purchased) in the video below: