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ON CLOUDSWIFT 2021 REVIEW

THE BUZZ

The second edition of the On Cloudswift has gone through some significant changes, but it remains a lightweight, low-profile neutral trainer with a cushy, energetic vibe.

It features On’s updated CloudTec midsole cushioning technology, which offers a blend of reliable shock absorption, protection, durability and a lively feel.

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WHAT’S NEW

Aside from the slightly reconfigured midsole, other updates to the On Cloudswift include increased rocker geometry, enhanced forefoot cushioning and a re-engineered Speedboard for a more flowy ride and snappier feeling at toe-off.

The innovative CloudTec cushioning system is the key feature of the On Cloudswift. It’s been slightly updated with a bit more Helion foam cushioning that’s been formed into more of a rocker shape. The foam chassis is slightly thicker and cushier in the rear, but it’s snappier and more energetic in the forefoot.

The Cloudswift retains its unique one-piece upper that combines the practicalities of a fully gusseted tongue with an overarching upper with a wrap-like fit. The updated saddle sidewall panels are more supportive and more comfortable as they encase your foot.

It also has a new 100 percent recycled mesh upper with more supportive sidewall panels.

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FIT, FEEL, RIDE

The revised On Cloudswift fits true to size, but it has more of a medium- to low-volume interior with just a tiny amount of wiggle room for the toes. It’s not cramped, but it’s not wide, either. When you first step into the shoe and lace it up, it feels comfortable, secure and semi-soft.

The new upper configuration is slightly less pliable than the previous edition. The upper, combined with the new, slightly sturdier sidewall saddle supports makes for a more locked-down fit sensation.

The ride gives off soft, shock-absorbing and supportive vibes with a more distinct rolling sensation than in the past. This is generated by the new, shapelier incarnation of the Helion superfoam and rubber outsole pads. 

WHO IT’S BEST FOR

Runners who appreciate neutral-oriented shoes with a moderate to high cushion-to-weight ratio will love this shoe. It’s light and agile enough to be versatile to handle a variety of workouts. It’s also cushioned enough to be durable and comfortable for long runs.

If you only want one shoe in your quiver, it’s a good one to consider. 

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PROS: ON CLOUDSWIFT

The new engineered mesh material in the upper is made from 100 percent recycled polyester, nylon and TPU materials. The upper is better integrated with the lacing system, creating better foot hold and an improved all-encompassing fit.

The cushioning in the ankle collar liner has been reduced and the heel counter band is slightly less rigid. These features actually make the shoe closure sync up more consistently.

This shoe feels moderately light when you put it on, but feels even lighter when you run in it. It is also, well-balanced with a lively feel in the midsole/outsole undercarriage.

If you previously ran in the On Cloudswift, you’ll find this new version a tiny bit softer and smoother. The new version features small but noticeable bits of improved comfort.

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CONS: ON CLOUDSWIFT

There are no glaring drawbacks to the Cloudswift. It’s probably not the best shoe for running shorter, faster workouts on the track, but it can hold its own on tempo runs, fartlek runs and slow to moderately fast long runs.

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Don Saladino: BODYWEIGHT WORKOUT PROGRAM

Don Saladino Shares His Original 4 Week Bodyweight Workout Program

The current COVID-19 pandemic currently prevents many athletes from access to gym facilities and training equipment. As a result, many are turning to alternative ‘bodyweight workout program’ that requires little to n0 equipment. While this may seem like a set-back, many are actually finding they can produce the same results without the equipment.

DON SALADINO

Don Saladino, On-sponsored personal trainer and ‘Coach to the Stars,’ is one of the leading voices of this new shift in how we work out.

For over 20 years, Don Saladino has coached actors, athletes, musicians, and titans of business function at their full potential. He also developed a reputation for training some of the biggest names in Hollywood for the big screen.

THE PROGRAM

In a collaboration with our partners at On Running, we worked with Don to provide the running community a 4 Week Bodyweight Workout Program. This program is designed to help to re-engerize your workout routine.

The entire workout program is built to be done with ZERO bumbles and weights, so all you need is your body.

Even as gyms start to open up, many across the country still might not have access to gym equipment or might not feel comfortable yet going back to their local gym. Don is here to help.

Don designed this 4 Week Bodyweight Program to help turn you into a better functioning athlete, whether you are an avid runner or just a getting into the sport.

DOWNLOAD PROGRAM

Don breaks up this 4 Week Bodyweight Program into two segments. After the first 2 weeks, the reps increase and you start to push your body to new limits.

Don recommends training in the all new Cloud X from On Running. The Cloud X is built for mixed-sport workouts. It is a lightweight powerhouse easily adapts to any workout environment, both in- and outdoors.

You can access the entire 4 Week Bodyweight Workout Program here. Come join us and start your journey of maximizing your fully functional potential.

GET THE RIGHT GEAR

Don recommends training in the all new Cloud X from On Running. The Cloud X, built for mixed-sport workouts. It’s a lightweight powerhouse that easily adapts to any workout environment, in- and outdoors.

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ON CLOUDFLOW REVIEW 2020

The Cloudflow is On’s lightweight performance shoe, an incredibly flexible, fast-feeling experience  for those have high expectations from their running shoes.  Designed for both training and racing, the Cloudflow is a responsive shoe for the discerning runner. 

First introduced by On in 2017 the On Cloudflow is the type of running shoe to encourage a runner to step up the pace and the distance whatever that personal goal might be.

On Running likes to refer to this as ‘your shortcut to a runner’s high.’ Customers have commented on the comfort of the shoe and lack of ‘hot spots’ on their feet while training and racing as well as the pure joy of slipping them on and running without compromise. Some say they feel they run ‘lighter’ and ‘more flexibly’. 

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FEATURES: THE ON CLOUDFLOW 

What’s the Cloudflow About?

The On Cloudflow is a signature shoe from the On team; a performance-oriented experience worn by the likes of champion triathletes Tim Don and Javier Gomez. The Cloudflow is a shoe for marathon runners and those with a need for speed.  But even if you’re not a marathon guru, this shoe on target for any runner with a 5, 10, or half-marathon PR in their sights.

Clouds to Happiness   

The On Cloudflow features eighteen ‘clouds’ or lugs on the outsole – a proprietary feature from On. These eighteen ‘clouds’ independently cushion and propel each step so when your foot touches the ground each lug is positioned in the right place.  The Cloudflow is not a highly cushioned shoe, but it’s not a minimalist shoe either.  And that’s okay, as it’s designed for speed, tempo and racing. There is a patented ‘Speedboard’ – a flex rocker in the On Cloudflow that encourages the natural rolling of the foot so it ‘flows’. 

What’s new with the On Cloudflow?  

A new range of colors have arrived for the season straight from the designer’s paintbox.  Add to that some on-trend apparel to complement your shoes and you’ll be ready to lay down some base training worthy of the next season ahead. 

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WHAT THE JACKRABBITS SAY

EMILY: MARKETING GURU RUNNING 10 MILES PER WEEK

Lowdown: No more knee pain…

‘I love, love my On Cloudflows! I’m a pretty casual (neutral) runner averaging less than 10 miles per week, but these shoes actually MAKE me want to run more miles more often. They’re super lightweight and fit my foot perfectly, which is a rarity for someone with narrow heels, high arches, high instep and wider than average toe box. 

The Cloudflows feel great from the first time I put them on without even having to break them in. The best part about these shoes is the cushioning and responsiveness with landing and takeoff, especially when running on city streets and other paved road terrain.

I usually have some level of knee pain after running more than a few miles, but that’s not the case with my Cloudflows! I just cannot say enough great things about this shoe. ‘