Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
Good to know
WeightMen: 10.8ozWomen: 7.9oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 6mmWomen: 6mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Release dateJul 2016
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The result is a responsive, agile trail shoe with thoughtful, eye-catching details like a dual-layer bootie construction.
So, in conclusion, Cloudventure Midtop are for those days when a pair of light/minimal trail shoes just won’t do.
While the cushioning is the USP it’s not something that has been overdone; you can still get a feel for the terrain in these shoes.
Finally, a trail-running shoe that isn’t just a glorified pavement pounder.
Updates to On Cloudventure Midtop
- The On Cloudventure Midtop is a running shoe that’s made to handle the trails. Created with high-quality materials, it responsibly carries the foot of the runner through the unpredictable terrains with ease and comfort. The color scheme for the men’s version is forest & gray, while the women’s version is mulberry & gray.
- The upper unit of this running shoe has two layers. The first one features a breathable fabric that’s capable of repelling water. The inner sleeve is softer and it extends above the ankles, forming the mid-top design. The inner layer wraps around the foot completely, so there’s no traditional shoe-tongue to speak of.
- The CloudTec® is a cushioning system that utilizes 11 pods that react individually to the weight and motion of the wearer’s foot. They stretch back when the foot lands on the ground and then pop back to its original shape when the weight of the foot is removed, giving a springy feel to each toe-off. A removable anti-microbial sock liner adds more cushioning to the immediate underfoot.
- The external layer of the On Cloudventure Midtop’s platform features the Grip-Rubber. It has gripping lugs on its surface and on its sides, and it has tiny channels or patterns on its façade to heighten the level of traction.
On Cloudventure Midtop size and fit
The midtop version of the On Cloudventure has a standard running shoe sizing scheme. The available width is medium for both the men and women’s versions. It accommodates the runners who have medium sized feet. The semi-curved shape of this shoe mimics the natural shape of the human foot.
The outsole unit of the On Cloudventure Midtop makes use of the Grip-Rubber technology. It has four levels of grip given by distinct traction-patterns on its façade. The standard protruding gripping lugs are present here, as well as the ones that face multiple directions. The sides of the ‘cloud’ pods also have rubber. The face of the outsole itself has a distinct triangular pattern to it, with channels that function similarly to the traction-outlines found in vehicle tires.
The CloudTec® is a foam technology that uses 11 pods. These ‘clouds’ deliver responsive cushioning to the foot. They compress against the weight of the foot, thus delivering horizontal and vertical cushioning. And then, they pop back into their original shape when the weight is removed, therefore providing an energized and enabled toe-off.
A removable cushioned sock liner has been added to provide more support to the underfoot. It has been treated with an antimicrobial coating to prevent odor-causing bacterial from settling in the shoe.
The upper unit of the On Cloudventure Midtop features a breathable and lightweight fabric on the exterior. It protects the foot from dust and other debris. It even has a water-repellent capability.
The interior sleeve makes use of a softer and more comfortable fabric. It looks like another shoe shoved inside the exterior one. It covers the foot entirely, so there’s no actual shoe-tongue. This layer extends above the ankles, completing the mid-top design of the shoe.
Thin, circular laces hold the foot in place. They’re meant to provide a locked-in feel, and the runner doesn’t need to secure them tightly. This lacing system was designed to easily support a good portion of the foot’s upper section, therefore circumventing pressure points or hot spots.