On Cloudcruiser running shoes review
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On Cloudcruiser running shoes review

Mile munchers with a clever design, but not without some minor irritations

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On Cloudcruiser running shoes review

The Cloudcruisers (342g) resemble off-roaders, with a solid entry point creeping up high to the ankle that softens after a couple of runs.

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On’s patented CloudTec system features 15 pods, designed to absorb contact and return with interest.

Like past models, out of the box it’s a harsh landing but that eases over time for a comfortable toe-off. The Cruisers are designed to rack up the miles so we appreciate the multi-layered mesh upper. 

When the rains poured during our test period, though, the same can’t be said of the pods, which squeaked to the tune of every stride. This lessened with each run but remained audible. 

We’re also uninspired by the grey colourway. As summer disappears, a hint of brightness over impending gloom is what we’re after.

Verdict: A few minor irritations lose marks for a potentially very fine shoe, 81%


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I've lost my love with ON, the clouds don't last long before they split, the squeaking drives me mad and I think they were the cause of my tib post injury.


Good feedback, thanks Anthony. Anyone else suffer from the same?


I've had my cloud runners for around 10 months and love them - although squeak isn't good in the wet! Very comfy and feel my legs are less 'stressed' running in them. Going to try the racers next.

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