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Weight: 10.6 oz (M 8.5), 8.6 oz (W 7)
Rock plate: No
Fit: True to size / narrow
The unique new lugs for the Cloudventure (men’s here) by On are boxy yet hollow, making for a seemingly overbuilt shoe. However, when reviewers put them on, the resounding sentiment was, “I was surprised by how light and comfortable they were.”
The knit upper provides breathability, the revised heel cup holds the foot securely and the outsole, which features EVA foam with a rubber overlay, is effective in varied conditions. Runners noticed the Cloudventure performed well on nearly all terrain from wet grass to hardpack and excelled on snow and ice. A drawback for some testers was a perceived disconnect to the trail due to the size of the lugs, making super-technical terrain less comfortable.
Tester-monial: “The Cloudventure performed well on a variety of terrain. The outsole is unique and works well for the weekend warrior and the competitive runner.” —Joel O’Polka, Lone Tree, Iowa