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2013-08-22 10:36 AM

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Subject: On-Running shoes?
Came across a video about On-Running shoes, Caroline Steffen and a host of others are now wearing. They swear their leg fatigue has greatly improved, etc...... They have 4 different models. Cloudster, Cloudrunner, Cloudsurfer and Cloudracer.
www.on-running.com

Is anyone wearing these or tried them? I'd like some more info that doesn't come from a marketing department.


2013-08-22 11:51 AM
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Last November I went on the hunt for the orange/gray Cloudracers...Road Runner in Carlsbad only had the Cloudsurfers in black and green, so I bought them and ordered the racers to be delivered to Tempe, AZ.

My impressions of the Cloudsurfers. Big, cloddy, and slow. Now, this is just my impression after using Newtons for the better part of 5 months after using Asics Noosas before that. I would run my slow "recovery" runs in these and they still felt like they were wooden shoes on my feet. I am NOT a fast runner. PR in 1/2 mary is 1:48 and my PR in a 70.3 for the run is 2:01, so there ain't no flames coming out from under my shoes when I run.

My impressions of the Cloudracers. Light, airy, and almost questionable (for me) to keep my comfort in a 13 mile run/race. I have worn them once in a 5K race and they were amazing for that. I have not trained nor raced in them since. I love the look though, they just look fast sitting there. They do make the statement that they won't last too long, so I guess that has me freaked out to wear them and the fact that my legs have fallen in love with Newtons and I don't want to screw myself up by wearing the On shoes anymore.

So...I think the product is good, but they just aren't for me (and my wasted $200). I have maybe 10 miles on the surfers and 3 miles on the racers, so that is probably not a long term test, but just a small sample of the shoes and how they worked/didn't work for me.
2013-08-22 11:59 AM
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When you wear them, how many contact points do you have with the ground?
2013-08-22 1:57 PM
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Originally posted by blbriley

When you wear them, how many contact points do you have with the ground?


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2013-08-22 1:59 PM
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Originally posted by PHXATC

Last November I went on the hunt for the orange/gray Cloudracers...Road Runner in Carlsbad only had the Cloudsurfers in black and green, so I bought them and ordered the racers to be delivered to Tempe, AZ.

My impressions of the Cloudsurfers. Big, cloddy, and slow. Now, this is just my impression after using Newtons for the better part of 5 months after using Asics Noosas before that. I would run my slow "recovery" runs in these and they still felt like they were wooden shoes on my feet. I am NOT a fast runner. PR in 1/2 mary is 1:48 and my PR in a 70.3 for the run is 2:01, so there ain't no flames coming out from under my shoes when I run.

My impressions of the Cloudracers. Light, airy, and almost questionable (for me) to keep my comfort in a 13 mile run/race. I have worn them once in a 5K race and they were amazing for that. I have not trained nor raced in them since. I love the look though, they just look fast sitting there. They do make the statement that they won't last too long, so I guess that has me freaked out to wear them and the fact that my legs have fallen in love with Newtons and I don't want to screw myself up by wearing the On shoes anymore.

So...I think the product is good, but they just aren't for me (and my wasted $200). I have maybe 10 miles on the surfers and 3 miles on the racers, so that is probably not a long term test, but just a small sample of the shoes and how they worked/didn't work for me.


Thanks... I run in Newtons as well, so I appreciate the insight.
What size are your shoes......if you're not using them anymore.
2013-08-22 2:33 PM
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I think 10.

I will check upon my arrival at la casa tonight.


2013-08-22 3:27 PM
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Originally posted by blbriley When you wear them, how many contact points do you have with the ground?

If I'm reading the OP correctly, there are zero contact points, seeing as all the shoes are cloud-xxx. You float.

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