A Closer Look at: On Running Shoes
The Swiss are synonymous with quality. Think Rolex, Lindt and Fabian Cancellara. On Running shoes only enhance and further this reputation.
Running shoes used to fall into either traditional or minimalist categories. But On Running didn’t agree with this, so used their immense experience (their founder is a triple World Duathlon Champion, who has multiple Ironman wins to his name) to pick the best elements of both to create an exceptionally lightweight range of shoes.
This attitude of non-conformity allowed On Running to create shoes that are both cushioned on landing, but firm for take-off thus generating the sensation of running on clouds. On Running shoes will never try and force you into someone else’s predetermined idea of the perfect running style, but rather let you run how you were designed to run. This may sound like a cop-out to some, but when you consider that none of the half century worth of running axioms has resulted in a significant drop in running injuries you might agree that On Running are really onto something!
These beautiful shoes work to reduce the initial shock of impact, enabling your natural transition to the forefoot for a stable, firm and powerful push-off. On Running's patented CloudTec sole enhances comfort and experience by removing the focus on correction.
The individual construction of the team of Cloud elements on the sole reacts to your style rather than restricting it. Thus, the On Running range is engineered around the philosophy of adaptation to your level of running in a way that will accelerate you to the next stage in your development.
All On Running shoes are built to a lightweight design, so whatever model suits your specific requirements you know weight will never be holding you back. The women’s range is slightly narrower than men’s, but don’t be afraid to try both ranges to ensure you get the optimum level of support and fit.
Ideal for the runner who appreciates cushioning with added stability, the Cloudflyer features a springy rubber sole, with 12" Cloud elements. This has been added to enhance comfort on long runs. Ideal for those who overpronate, the arch support ensures your feet stay level. Lightweight, the shoe is made from Zero-Gravity foam.
If you are looking for an instant response from your footwear in a package equally matched to the demands of training or racing then the Cloudsurfer could be the shoe for you. Designed to increase performance, the Cloudsurfer is described by On Running as a neutral shoe with a 7mm heel toe offset. Even if speed is not your priority, the increased air time generated by the 13 Clouds on the CloudTec system is guaranteed to enhance your enjoyment.
The Cloudflow takes the versatility of the Cloudsurfer, but offers it in a package for those that prefer an even lighter and lower profile shoe. The unparalleled responsiveness of this performance shoe makes this ideal for racing, while the 18 Clouds work independently to cushion your stride and to propel you forward. A mesh-weave upper enhances breathability and adds support. Antimicrobial treated, the Cloudflow shoes remain odour free even when worn without socks.
Laying claim to the prestigious title of the world’s lightest fully cushioned running shoe, the Cloud is a serious piece of running equipment that is still stylish enough to be worn to pick up an Oscar or get married in. In the past you had to choose between a minimalist or cushioned running shoe. The On Running Cloud offers both these features at under 200g (US 8.5). Made from Zero-Gravity EVA foam, this material promotes a natural range of movement and is extremely flexible, this makes it one of the most versatile shoes in the Swiss company's range.
The clue is in the name, the Cloudracer is for the performance athlete in search of even more speed. Marathons, sprints or triathlons – the Cloudracer has carried athletes to podiums and picked up numerous awards along the way.
Low, light and fast, the skeleton design adopts the principles of taping an athlete’s foot at problem areas to deliver the perfect hold and the lowest weight. The all new Cloudracer Speedboard allows you to get even more of your natural energy transferred into the shoe and out onto the tarmac.
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