Nike Zoom Vomero 5: Sizing tips and styling notes

Nike Zoom Vomero 5: Sizing tips and styling notes

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In 2023, the decade-old Vomero 5 has become one of Nike’s most sought-after sneakers. Scroll down to learn about its history and for tips on sizing and styling the Nike Zoom Vomero 5.

Nike Zoom Vomero 5: The History, Sizing And Styling Of The Y2K Runner

The Vomero 5 has been slowly rising in popularity, despite being launched 12 years ago. The 2000’s runner’s combination of retro styling, functional design and on-foot comfort has made the sneaker the go-to for those looking to adopt the Y2K look. However, these kicks weren’t always so popular among sneakerheads. Scroll to learn more about the rich history of the Nike Zoom Vomero 5 and tips for sizing and styling them. 

A history rooted in running 

The Vomero 5 made its debut in 2011. It was created as a performance shoe, designed for those who had a need for speed. As the fifth runner of the Zoom Vomero line, the Vomero 5 featured a redesigned midfoot and two separate Zoom Air units, one in the forefoot and one in the heel. This gives the sneaker its signature pillowy soft feel underfoot. Combined with their fitness tracking Nike+ technology, the sneakers became popular among runners at the time. 

The Vomero 5 would resurface in 2018, catching the attention of fashion-savvy individuals when A-Cold-Wall chose it for its collaboration with Nike. Since then, the Vomero 5 has seen re-releases in neutral colorways with limited production runs. Each drop would sell out quickly which slowly built up more hype around the Vomero 5. 

Vomero 5 sizing guide

The Vomero 5 is slightly narrow. Hence, we recommend going half a US size up if you have wider feet or prefer a looser fit. However, if you want a snug fit, go true to size.
–If your Dunk size is US9, get a US9.5 for the Vomero 5 for a looser fit
–If your Dunk size is US9, get the Vomero 5 in US9 for a snug fit. 

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Vomero 5 styling guide

The Vomero 5 is all about the Y2K aesthetic. Here are some styling tips to get the look just right:
–Go for baggy bottoms such as cargo pants, wide-leg jeans and chinos to match the wide of the sneaker.
–Graphic tees, especially ones with vintage-inspired designs, are perfect for styling with the Vomero 5. Try going a size up as well, for a baggy fit to match the relaxed fit of the bottoms.
–Oversized sweatshirts and hoodies complement the bulkier silhouette of the Vomero 5. Plus, the combination of the chunky sneakers with loose-fitting tops adds to the laid-back style.
–If you are going for the Y2K style, don’t forget to accessorize! Add a few chains, pendants, and wristbands to elevate your outfit.

Here are a few Instagram posts for inspiration:

Shop the Vomero 5

Are you looking to cop a pair of these Y2K icons? The Nike Zoom Vomero 5 is now available on and Nike SNKRS for S$249. 

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