I've been lucky enough to have the chance to review these new trainers from the Swiss company 'On'
The On collection features 4 types of trainer; The Cloudracer, the Cloudsurther, the Cloudrunner (which I was reviewing) and the Cloudster. You may be seeing the theme here...Clouds! The CloudTec system, the circular rubber cushions on the underside of the shoe, reduce the impact of foot hitting the ground giving the sensation of running on...em...Clouds!
These trainers fit in the innovative category along with brands such as Newton's, a brave attempt to be different in the colossal world of running trainers.
To sum up the On Cloudrunner, it's a very comfortable fitting shoe, a very well made shoe and a shoe that stands out from the cloud...I mean crowd. Probably best suited for the neutral footed runner. But for this overpronating, Achilles pain suffering runner I need to stick to what I know and am comfortable in at the moment.
|A well made quirky shoe|
Overall Performance 29 out of 40
Cushioning - 8 out of 10, A different type of cushioning to traditional trainers, but just as effective.
Flexibility - 6 out of 10, Not overly Flexible.
Responsiveness - 7 out of 10, Not the responsive that I'm used to.