Ben Allen - Xterra Triathlon legend.
When I get a new pair of shoes, I first test them out in two ways: doing long strides then sprints to get that initial “wow” feeling. There’s nothing quite like lacing up a new pair of shoes – feeling that push off and acceleration forward that sends you millions of new messages to decode from the ground up.
After these initial tests, I then start to compare the shoes I currently use and wonder if these new ones are better at such things as adhesiveness with the ground – something important that can give me an edge as I climb, say, a volcanic mountain while running.
When it came to the Cloudventure Peak, I opened up the box and my reaction was, “I need to put these on now”
It usually takes me around 20mins to get used to new shoes. The time lets me create a connection that gives me confidence and strength to go all out in them. It’s one thing to test and train in new shoes, but another to compete in them. For that, I believe and trust in the technology and details behind the scenes that I am lucky enough to be involved with when it comes to On.