words // Nick Engvall
Finding the perfect balance between comfortable cushioning, responsiveness, and impact protection is the goal for nearly every running shoe. A newcomer to the choices at Eastbay for those runners looking for the perfect match to your feet, comes fromOn Running.
On uses a patented cushioning system called CloudTec. The design is engineered to provide both cushioning on impact and speed on push-off. According to On, nearly two thirds of all runners suffer minor or major injuries that cause them to stop running, either temporarily or permanently. The design of the On running shoes is aimed to take the pain out of running by absorbing both the vertical and horizontal impact, the latter of which is often overlooked by traditional running shoes.
The circular design of the On CloudTec cushioning is engineered so that, as the foot hits the ground with forward momentum, the CloudTec™ element folds back, allowing the foot to glide to a softer halt. After the element is compressed by the weight of the runner, it locks together and becomes firm and ready for the push-off. The result of this innovative cushioning system according to On, is reduced pain, slower fatigue and subsequently faster runners with longer endurance.
A handful of colorways are now available, all of which feature the CloudTec cushioning system, breathable mesh upper, and 3M detailing on the heel aimed at keeping you safe on those late night runs.
Available now: On Cloudsurfer