On-Running Cloud trainers

Anyone tried them?

6 messages
02/01/2013 at 12:44


Just wondered whether anyone has used these shoes and had any feedback?

I am currently recovering from a stress fracture caused by some "barefoot" running trainers. I love the concept, but apparently my feet can't take no cushioning whatsoever.

I'm looking for a lightweight shoe which still provides cushioning for the feet, saw these and liked the concept. Don't want to go out and buy a pair though without speaking/hearing from someone who's already used them!?

Thoughts are appreciated!


04/01/2013 at 10:01

I have ran in the On Cloudsurfer and also like a lightweight shoe but found truly minimalist shoes like the Saucony Kinvara too much - not enough cushioning. The Cloudsurfer felt great - really comfy and really bouncy.

However, perhaps not enough like a barefoot running shoe for you - it is a half way house. The Cloudracer is probably a better option and they have been really popular. They are a lower heel to toe drop but still witht he CloudTec cells to provide shock absorption.

Take a look here:



Edited: 04/01/2013 at 10:01
04/01/2013 at 10:22

i just cant see those pods lasting many miles, even standing in them and twisting my feet they felt unstable, i wouldnt want to turn hard in them. gimmicky shoe in my oppinion. 

Edited: 04/01/2013 at 10:23
05/01/2013 at 21:56
I've had 4 pairs of Cloudsurfer over the last 2 years. They last me approximately 450 miles which is as many miles as other cushioned shoes that I've used. I like the feel of them but of course, like any shoe, they're not going to suit everyone.
05/01/2013 at 22:00
They seem very expensive to me.
25/01/2013 at 10:29

They'd probably be ok for just steady running on the roads. I can't imagine them being responsive for doing anything fast though.

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