The advanced On membrane is 100% water- and windproof and physical, not chemically coated, meaning it does not wash out over time. This allows it to be highly stretchable, lighter overall and far more breathable compared to most other waterproof shoes on the market.
The Grip-Rubber profile of the Cloudventure performs in the most demanding conditions. Its sole is micro-engineered with four distinct levels of grip, so you’re in control on the trail, and the street.
Every aspect of the Cloudventure has been engineered with the ultimate trail running shoes in mind – right down to the toe-caps. Fused with rubber and engineered mesh, it provides protection for the toes while still remaining lightweight and flexible.
Runners looking for a lightweight trail shoe with full cushioning protection
Reach places others can’t
6 mm | 0.23 in
295 g I 10.1 oz (US M 8.5)
Bit pricey but fantastic build quality - really good. Heel strike feels harder than the Cloudflyer. The missing bump detail mid sole can throw you off. If you're doing narrow stairs down fast then the forefoot sole doesn't hit the step, your foot drops unexpectedly and you can slip. In hindsight the waterproofing makes for a hotter foot - too hot in Hong Kong's 30ºC plus/90% humidity. I've bought US11 all my life with all brands but On Running I'm a US10.5. Toe area nice and roomy. For trails that are more technical - steeper, less even - I go with the Cloudventure and on well developed dirt trails/concrete the Cloudflyer does it for me. Oh - my category is missing from "Why do you run" - used to race but do it for fun now
The only complaint I could have with these is they squeak once they are wet. However, regardless of that they are by far the best trail shoes I've had, they give you proper support, and the toe box is very strong, great grip on all surfaces I've ran on so far, including a little ice here and there in the winter.
I am a big supporter and purchaser of On shoes..I just ordered another pair that is on the way. I really like the fit and feel of On products. I like the outer shell of Cloudventure and its "waterproofability"seems excellent....But....If there is a hint of ice..........do not wear these shoes. I walk and run on trails and use product as a walking shoe. I also run and wear another newer brand of shoes in a waterproof version......The sole and grip is amazing compared to On. Some of the other On shoe soles are rock collectors as well. The Cloudventure does not have the rock collector issue.Again, I am a Big fan of On shoes with 4 pairs currently.