Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14

The Draw: Dynamic design

The Vomero 14 gets high marks in both form and function: The full-length energy-returning midsole Zoom Air unit helps the foot roll from heel to toe, as aided by Nike’s React cushioning. The sleek mesh upper features a dynamic fit, Flywire cables that serve to secure the foot throughout the gait cycle, and a notched tongue that helps cinch everything in place. Foam pods inside the collar of a rather high and rigid heel are somewhat polarizing: You’ll either love or hate the design, so try before you buy.

9.9 ounces (men’s) 8.2 ounces (women’s) 10mm drop