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The On Cloudcruiser - good looking, well cushioned and fast

by Editor
Tuesday 27th October 2015
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Product review: The On Cloudcruiser

The On Cloudcruiser

The On Cloudcruiser - makes concrete easy and offers outstanding impact protection

Over the years On have not only continued to produce beautiful looking shoes, they have also ensured that the stylish little 'Swiss Engineering' label is more than mere decoration. They put a lot of work into developing and improving each model and we have always enjoyed testing their shoes. The biggest problem is usually that the shoes look good enough to go to the pub in (and still look trendy), so it takes a little while before we move them on to real testing on the roads and trails!

Over the summer we have tested the new On Cloudcruiser. To quote from the launch article (HERE): "On launched the reengineered On Cloudcruiser for its 2015 fall/winter collection. Like the other shoes in On’s family, the Cloudcruiser takes full advantage of the patented CloudTec® sole, to give both a cushioned landing and a powerful take-off whilst offering an innovative lacing system that conforms to the foot."

The smoke/pearl model was as good looking as its stable mates First impressions were that the shoe felt a lot more 'solid' than recent offerings from the brand and would offer a much firmer ride.

Once on the foot and chewing up the tarmac, the shoe was a revelation. It offers excellent cushioning, but with the firm push-off that we have become used to from the CloudTec® sole. As someone who usually avoids tarmac I was surprised just how comfortable these shoes felt on the tarmac and how responsive they felt despite the extra protection.

Good looking, well cushioned and fast - not much more I could ask of the shoe is there? Oh yes, I almost forgot comfort! The shoe scores full marks there too. They are padded in all the right places and while they hold the foot well, there was no rubbing or tightness. The thin laces ensure a good fit is quickly achieved and they hold tight in all situations. 'Good' laces are not as common as one would expect or like!

The shoe copes well on trails too although the odd stone can get stuck between the 'clouds' on the sole. The only negative I have found with the shoe is that, in wet weather, said clouds on the sole can get a bit squeaky! This had been an issue with early models from On, but had appeared to have been resolved recently. On busier roads you may not notice, but on morning runs along deserted roads here in the country there was no getting away from the shoes little squeaks. Who doesn't love a shoe that talks back?

“We wanted to create a shoe that keeps you in your comfort zone and offers outstanding impact protection,” explains co-Founder and six-time Ironman Champion Olivier Bernhard. “The new Cloudcruiser makes concrete easy and is the ideal companion for long-distance runs or for high-impact runners.”

The new Cloudcruiser is available in Midnight/Mars and Grey/Ink for men and Smoke/Pearl and Aqua/Moon for women. 

The On Cloudcruiser

For more information and a list of retailers, visit www.on-running.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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