Aside from the recent release of Nike Pegasus 40 and Vaporfly 3, there are at least 2 more running shoes coming out from Nike this year. The first is the Vomero 17, Nike’s previous top range max cushion running shoe. However, the release of Nike Invincible series has since replaced the Vomero as max cushioned option. The second is the Structure 25, Nike’s running shoe for those in need of support for overpronation.

What’s New in Vomero 17 & Structure 25

Vomero 17

While the Invincible series is capable of taking the max cushion range, Nike has not stopped improving on the Vomero series. Additionally, Nike continue to create differentiation for the Vomero. For example, the Vomero 17 has a dual-layers setup for its midsole with the ZoomX foam on top and Cushlon 3.0 on the bottom.

Nike Vomero 17 (Credit: Nike)

Other improvements made to the Vomero 17 includes: (i) decoupled outsole to improve flexibility and improved transition during runs and (ii) an updated upper with multi-filament and mono-filament yarns engineered mesh.

Nike Vomero 17 Outsole (Credit: Nike)

The weight of Vomero 17 comes in at 300.2 grams (10.58 oz) for male size US10 and 243.3 grams (8.58 oz) for female size 8. It comes also with an offset of 10mm and priced at US$160. There is no information on its stack height as of date.

Release Date: Expected Fall 2023

Structure 25

The Structure 25 is marketed as a comfortable long distance running shoe for runner needing support and stability. This is evident with the heel structure as well as a different molding in the medial side of Structure 25.

Structure 25 Medial Side(Credit: Nike)

There were key improvements made to the Structure 25 over its predecessor. These include additional layer of cushion underfoot (no number revealed), the use of Cushlon 3.0 to improve ride quality, and a single layer mesh for improved breathability.

The Structure 25 comes in at a weight of 322 grams (11.35 oz) for male size US10 and 263 grams (9.27 oz) for female size US8. It will feature a drop of 10mm and retails for US$130. There is no information on its stack height as of date.

Release Date: Expected Fall 2023

Opinion & Interest

At a time where many brands are refreshing designs and introducing new technologies to their legacy series (e.g., ASICS), Nike’s attempt on the Vomero and Structure is timely. Personally, one of the interesting point is Nike’s move to bring an update to their well-known Cushlon foam with Cushlon 3.0. I have ran in the Cushlon previously in older Pegasus as well as in the Rival Fly 3. I can attest to how much I like the overall cushion and comfort of the Rival Fly 3.

Nike Vomero 14 (Credit: Kickscrew)

The new design of Vomero 17 also brings back memories of its earlier iteration, the Vomero 14. I do like the updated design more than the current version with its overbuild and chunky looks. This is one of the reasons why I am very interested in the Vomero 17. The dual-layers setup with ZoomX and Cushlon 3.0 is another key motivator of my interest in Vomero 17. Dual-layers midsole has proven to be formidable in providing a high performance running shoe for the mass market.

Which might be the pair which you are interested in? I hope I have given you some ideas why Vomero 17 is an interesting update coming from Nike this Fall.

For now, till next time, just keep running.

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