Simply unbelievable shoes. I have been running trail marathons and ultras for about 10 years and have gone through a number of shoe brands. Been with Hoka for the last four years and due to a recent buy-out the quality of Hokas overall has deteriorated incredibly. I tried a ON Cloudflyer in a whim and loved it, so I bought a pair of Cloudventures and used them right out of the box for a trail marathon in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The shoes were perfect! No break-in required, and enough structure and support for someone who typically uses a conventional moderate support shoe. The Cloudventure seems very narrow when switching out of something like a Hoka or Saucony, but caused absolutely zero foot discomfort for a very muddy, wet, and technical marathon. Foot placement is important to prevent ankle rolls, but the cushioning and protection on roots and rocks are amazing. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T CHANGE THIS SHOE!!!
ps: I won my race and earned my final points for 2018 UTMB!!!!