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- On is a company that takes pride in its capacity to innovate and retain the quality of their technologies without sacrificing the classic look and feel of their original designs. The On Cloud 50/50 is an iteration of the well-known On Cloud model, employing an updated upper that has a split color scheme, a set of taped reinforcements, and a mesh with an antimicrobial coating.
- This product has been made using durable and lightweight materials. The On brand is proud to state that the Cloud 50/50 is one of their lightest models to date, even eclipsing the original version by over 50 grams.
The standard sizing scheme was used when the On Cloud 50/50 was made. Runners are welcome to utilize their usual sizing expectations when getting a pair. However, it is generally recommended to try on the shoe first before deciding on a purchase to achieve a secure and comfortable in-shoe feel.
Widthwise, the available options are D – Medium and B – Medium for men and women, respectively. Low and medium foot volumes are the ones who are going to enjoy the fit-profile of this product.
The outsole unit of the On Cloud 50/50 is made up of the bases of the individual CloudTec® pods. These pillow-like structures are meant to heighten the reactivity of the platform, as well as permit natural foot flexibility. They have shallow rib-like patterns that offer grip.
A rubber compound covers the areas of the heel and forefoot that are more frequently in contact with the ground. This layer protects the foam part of the platform from the abrasive nature of the surfaces. Rubber has a naturally grippy configuration which allows it to adhere to the ground and accommodate the intricacies of the movement on the ground.
The individual pods that make up the outsole’s surface are separated by spaces. These gaps permit the platform to be flexible and able to accommodate the natural heel-to-toe transitions.
The midsole unit of the Cloud 50/50 is made of CloudTec®, a technology that has a regular, full-length top layer, and a base that is composed of pillow-like nodes. Such a feature is inherent in all of On Running’s shoes, embodying the brand’s innovative means of delivering cushioning throughout the running session. Every CloudTec® element is tasked with attenuating impact shock and supporting the immediate contact points of the foot.
The CloudTec® speedboard is an extra layer that promotes forward momentum and the smooth transition from the heel to the toe.
A sockliner is placed right above the primary cushioning system. This add-on offers a soft surface for the underside of the foot, as well as extra cushioning. It can be removed or replaced with a new one of the runner chooses to do so.
The upper unit of the On Cloud 50/50 features a breathable mesh. This textile offers secure coverage and ventilation for all-day running sessions. It has antimicrobial properties to prevent the buildup of odor-causing germs.
Swiss-engineered reinforcements are placed on the façade to reinforce it and keep it upright. These add-ons have a no-sew construction to evoke an uncluttered and seamless visual aspect.
The tongue and collar are lightly padded. These parts of the silhouette are meant to cushion the ankles, the heel and the bridge of the foot, preventing them from wobbling or destabilizing during the run. They are also designed to keep the foot inside the compartment, averting accidental shoe removals in the process.
The speed lacing system is made up of a stand of stretchy cord that loops through discreet eyelets on the ends of the no-sew overlays. This solitary lace is responsible for the tightening and loosening of the fit. It stretches and adapts itself to the volume of the foot, thereby giving a customizable in-shoe experience that accommodates the particular runner. Quick-lace systems are conventional in today’s roster of running footwear, including the famous Salomon Sense Ride line.
Stitch-reinforcements bolster the areas of the upper (like the throat and toe box) that are susceptible to wear-and-tear. This design doesn’t place any extra weight on the shoe.
Reflective elements grace the back and the sides of this product. These seemingly inconsequential features are designed to make the shoe more visible at night. Fans of running in low-light can significantly benefit from these things.