ON Men's Cloudflyer
€ 69,90 € 169,95
What footwear did Philippides use? Sandals? Maybe he was barefoot. Wasn’t barefoot best when we were kids, sprinting across the park on the grass? With the On Cloudflyer Shoes, you can get that same joyful, responsive feeling that you remember from your days of running barefoot while still benefiting from the innovative cushioning and lightweight design that mark out Ons as among the most comfortable running shoes, ever. Maybe if Philippides had had a pair, he wouldn’t have dropped down dead after delivering his Marathon message in Athens.
The uppers are made from a liner-knitted mesh that is 100% antimicrobial. All On shoes take a sweaty beating, so having the material actively fight odor-causing bacteria will keep your tootsies from becoming noisome too quickly. The no-sew construction means that you’ll have a seamless feel not dissimilar from your favorite pair of socks. That’s especially important if you have slightly wider feet or perhaps bunions forming; you won’t have to worry about painful seams cutting across and causing pressure points. They have given the heel cup a strap cut-out effect that is intended to give a secure and snug fit while still moving and working with the foot. The Cloudflyer also make use of a clever star-lacing pattern on top of the plush tongue so that you can tie up tightly and not be afraid of cutting off the circulation to your toes. This has been designed to provide long distance comfort without requiring you to retie your kicks mid-run.
Of course, the first thing you’ll notice about On shoes are the soles. Interested in keeping that barefoot memory alive by having a sole that allows your foot to read the road while supporting your running style, the Cloudflyer outsole works with rather than against the runner. The key to achieving this goal is the CloudTec sole. They call it an adaptive outsole because it is a cushioning system that absorbs vertical forces while providing dynamic horizontal momentum. Runners aren’t just jumping up and down; forward movement is intrinsic to the whole activity. The twelve Cloud elements move individually to provide the cushioning you need when and where you need it, while the optimized Zero-Gravity foam makes for an even softer ride. Low abrasion rubber pads at the impact zones will enhance durability of the sole. And On has shaped the central channel between the two rows of Cloud elements to allow for greater foot flexibility and prevent rocks from getting trapped in the outsole.
The Cloudflyer speed board is directly attached to the outsole in order to improve stability without adding any weight. You won’t lose any of your running energy at push-off. But you will find that so much of the road shock is absorbed by the CloudTec sole that you’ll be less tired and recover faster after long runs. The midsole has been given a curved rocker shape in order to support the natural rolling motion of the foot. The On Cloudflyer is a shoe that has been designed to fit all types of runner who want to be cushioned and supported while still wearing light, agile trainers. The Cloudflyer certainly perform well on the weight scale since a men’s size 8.5 weighs only 280 grams, while a woman’s size 7 is only 220 grams.
The On Cloudflyer Shoes have a 7mm heel to toe offset and boast a wider CloudTec platform to ensure stability and a firm stance. Whether you are taking on your own marathon or just want your daily four-miler to be less jarring, the Cloudflyer will get you to your goal.