On Running Shoes 2021 - There's an On for Everyone
On's founders wanted to design a running shoe that was different to other brands on the market. Most brands at the time looked to stabilise the movements, but On wanted to create a shoe that worked more naturally with a runners individual .
This process gave birth to On's patented CloudTec® technology. This unique technology feature's hollow pods called Clouds, which are engineered to compress horizontally and vertically for an incredibly soft landing, followed by an explosive take off.
The result? An unbelievably light running sensation and no compromise on cushioning or impact protection. In other words, it feels like you are running on clouds. Want to know more about On's Cloudtec® technology? Read our RUN ON CLOUDS - ON RUNNING CLOUDTEC® EXPLAINED article now.
MADE IN SWITZERLAND
We were luckily enough to visit the brand at their impressive HQ in Zurich, to learn more about it's founders, it's philosophy and it's impressive range of running shoes.
Warmly welcomed by some of On's leading design team, we sat down to get a better understanding of the design process and the unique technology that makes On running shoes stand out from the crowd. Watch our video now to see what went 'On'!
ON RUNNING SHOES - WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
The On Cloudboom is designed to be the ultimate Marathon running shoe – built with input from elite athletes to be suitable for 40km road races and long-distance interval running, while also ensuring comfort, this shoe brings Swiss engineering and innovation to the fore.
The Cloudboom features a new carbon-fibre infused Speedboard for serious explosivity and speed. And for the first time ever, On created a twin layer of CloudTec in Helion superfoam. One above the Speedboard™ and one below, delivering a unique, adaptive fit underfoot.
As part of the launch of the Cloudboom On partnered with renowned audio brand, Bang & Olufsen to produce a limited edition headphone to run to your own rhythm in training and on race day.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 x On Running headphone, features an industry-leading wireless experience to accompany you on your run however far you go and in any conditions. SHOP NOW.
The shortcut to runner’s high – now shorter than ever with the all-new . The record-breaking shoe loved by elite athletes has been refined with their feedback.
That renowned responsive ride gets even more comfort and kick with the addition of Helion™ . 18 Cloud elements combine with the explosive ™ to turn impact into acceleration, whether training or racing. Plus, a new lacing configuration and reshaped Clouds mean softer forefoot landings and more support at high speed.
All in all, a winning combination. Ready, set, flow. SHOP ON CLOUDFLOW.
The On Cloud X is your one stop shoe for multiple fitness techniques. Crafted for explosive movements in all directions you can use it for the gym, workout classes, short runs and mixed sport training. If you take on a route on Monday, a fitness class on Wednesday and the gym on Friday these are designed for you.
The engineered mesh on the upper has a function-focussed pattern. The fast-firing Speedboard supports explosive movements, for those high intensity gym sessions. This is enhanced by the sidewalls that extend up from the outsole on the medial and lateral sides to lock feet in place during dynamic side-to-side movements. Finally, the traction pattern provides hold on hard surfaces.
The On Cloud is designed to be the lightest fully cushioned running shoe and has done everything from topping Olympic podiums to walking the Parisian catwalks. The ideal shoe for all day, everyday wear.
ON CLOUDFLYERThe On Cloudflyer is one of the world’s lightest, fully cushioned support shoes. The cushioning in this shoe is provided by 12 of On’s biggest Cloud elements, and Helion superfoam. The central channel and curved rocker of the sole allow for full foot flexibility along with a natural ride. Finally, the extended low-abrasion rubber pads at impact zones provide durability.
The On Cloudflyer is for runners looking for a supremely cushioned shoe that retains a light and agile running feel. It gives support and cushioning whilst still remaining responsive.
The On Cloudventure brings their CloudTec cushioning system to a trail running shoe that is designed to get you to the top of the hill, and speed back down again.
Designed to be narrow at the centre the Speedboard can flex with your foot over uneven terrain. A Missiongrip outsole provides the tech, and traction to propel you to the summit, while the multiple grip patterns and zig-zag channels gives the same traction on the downhills.
The On Cloudace is designed to be the ultimate support shoe for under pronators. It brings maximum cushioning, comfort and speed to a structured shoe.
ON CLOUDSTRATUSThe On Cloudstratus is engineered to double your run. Double the amount of Clouds means double the cushioning. Designed for runners that want to double up on cushioning and support without slowing down.
The shoe features a double layer of Clouds, which gives a high level of comfort and cushioning to the wearer. The shoe also has an external heel counter which gives extra support. Support is also found in the star lacing system, which gives additional control in the forefoot.
The anatomically engineered upper flexes with the foot for optimum comfort and the connected forefoot construction keeps you in control during the powerful push off, supporting the Speedboard in driving you forwards.
The On Cloudswift is for Urban runners who like to keep their shoes light and swift yet have superior cushioning and road protection. Featuring a sock construction engineered mesh upper that feels comfortable and locks the foot in place, this is the perfect shoe for everyday miles.
Clouds at the forefoot are closed at the central channel for a more directional push-off without energy loss. Also, the durable rubber sole reinforcements deliver enhanced traction.
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