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On CloudAce – Staff Review

Superior cushioning doesn’t have to mean slow. That’s the genius of the new Cloudace. This new running shoe from On has every single element engineered for ultimate comfort and support. No innovation held back. Zero compromises. This is a shoe you can run the world in.

 

ON CLOUDACE – STAFF REVIEW

by Emily Walsh  | June 19th, 2018

THE BUZZ

Superior cushioning doesn’t have to mean slow. That’s the genius of the new Cloudace. This new running shoe from On has every single element engineered for ultimate comfort and support. No innovation held back. Zero compromises. This is a shoe you can run the world in.

WHAT'S NEW ABOUT THE CLOUDACE

Upper: No-sew tape ensures midfoot stability while evenly distributing pressure throughout the foot. It also features a technical mesh designed to vent the forefoot and provide stability where it’s needed.

Speedboard: An extra-wide speedboard stabilizes the foot throughout each phase of the run motion while also propelling push-off. You can feel the support and the propulsion with every step.

Sockliner: Ultra light dual-density sockliner made from high-resilient compression EVA and adaptive memory foam. This has to be the coolest upgrade with this new shoe. It’s unlike any running shoe you’ve ever put on your foot.

Outsole: Ultrasoft landing zone thanks to the Zero-Gravity heel Clouds, combined with a powerful push-off thanks to the rubber forefoot Clouds. The midfoot is also supported by a natural transition zone designed to evenly distribute pressure.

FIT-FEEL-RIDE

Fit. The Cloudace is the real “ace” up your runner’s sleeve. From the moment you put it on, your foot feels locked in, comfortably supported and ready to rock and roll. Because these shoes are so premium, it takes a few runs to break them in. But once you do, they’re everything you could ever want from a stability running shoe. Even if you’re not a true “stability runner,” the Cloudace is an awesome lightweight option for a shoe with great overall comfort and support.

Feel: No innovation held back here. The Cloudace feels like a premium running shoe from the first moment you put it on. Similar to a high-end Italian leather boots that even though may feel stiff with the first few steps, fit and feel better and better the more you wear them.

Ride: Two words. Cushion and support. Like, whoa these babies are comfy! Not only do they take you far and fast on runs, they’re also great for weekend off-roading adventures too. Would I run a steep uphill trail race in them? Maybe not. But they’re definitely a killer choice for kicking around the Colorado Rockies in the summertime. The Couldace is all about premium movement and overall support. If you know you’re going to be on your feet all day, these are the shoes you want and need.

WHO'S IT BEST FOR

Runners who need protection, comfort and speed. Like I said, this shoe is the bee’s knees when it comes to premium stability.

PROS AND CONS OF THE ON CLOUDACE

– It feels like a premium running shoe from the first moment you put it on.
– The step-in feel is amazing.
– Extra plush insole that compliments the TPU molded heel counter for a custom fit and feel.

-Slightly stiff on the first run.
– Pro tip: Wear a thicker sock to break them in like the Balega Blister Resist No Show Socks or Feetures Elite Max Cushion No Show Tab Socks.

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CLOUDACE TEST RUN

The new Cloudace will be tested to the max in the world's longest relay run on the longest day of the year, June 21st. Selected runners from all 24 time zones will be the first to put this revolutionary new shoe through its paces during a relay run across the globe. Click here to meet On’s round-the-world relay team and follow the race on social media using the hashtag #SeriouslyAce.