|Base model:||On Cloudventure|
|Weight:||Men: 9.2oz | Women: 7.4oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 6mm | Women: 6mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Midfoot strike|
|Distance:||Daily running | Long distance | Marathon|
|Heel height:||Men: 25mm | Women: 25mm|
|Forefoot height:||Men: 19mm | Women: 19mm|
|Width:||Men: Normal | Women: Normal|
|Special editions:||2 special editions|
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90 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews
On Running Cloudventure Peak: My new all time favourite trail running shoe—can’t give a stronger endorsement than that!More photos
On Cloudventure Peak is super light, super fast, super grippy, and super comfortable. If you are considering trying this shoe, go buy it now and start enjoying it ASAP!
When first slipping on the Cloudventure Peak, they were instantly comfortable, with an excellent supportive integrated sock type structure. It is snug enough to require a bit of pressure to get a foot in.
But, it certainly is not a difficult and awkward struggle as I have experienced with other shoes favouring the sock type integration.
I have to be honest; At that moment, I thought that these shoes couldn't be comfortable and perform on tough surfaces at the same time, all while remaining secure. I was wrong!
I planned to go for a short 5km (3-ish mile) run to get a feel of the shoe and maybe break it in somewhat if that was needed. But that was impossible! This shoe made me want to run and keep running.
I ended up running on—feeling fantastic with a big smile on my face. I had to call my wife to explain that not only was I out longer than I had said but that I was only turning around at halfway.
The shoe is light, secure, stable, and easily the most comfortable trail running shoe I have ever worn. These are all true even when the shoe is pounded through water, mud, grass, scrub, and the occasional animal surprise.
That first run ended up being just over 34km (21 miles). I would have kept going if I had brought some nutrition and a bit more kit with me!
Every run so far has felt the same, and in the last five days, I have run four times and covered just under 150km (94 miles).
The upper is made from a ripstop fabric, which helps keep the shoe so light. But, it also has almost zero volume and does not retain any water.
With such a light construction, I was expecting some movement or stretching of the upper. However, it has been reinforced with taped additions in key areas and locks down the foot even when totally saturated.
The ankle, heel design, and cut are low enough to prevent any rubbing. Also, when foot striking at an angle when running across a hillside, it doesn't fail to keep tight and stable.
The only things I would suggest to improve are the lacing system and colour. I think it is better changing to a speed lacing system rather than standard laces.
Also, it would be better to reconsider the white colour as it does not fare well in the dirty, mucky terrain.
I think that is how good this shoe is, given that I need to point out the colour to find anything for improvement.
If a shoe is comfortable, and you are not aware of the insole as it is doing its job and staying put, then it is the perfect insole. The Cloudventure Peak can 100% boast this.
The Cloudventure Peak's sole features some very bold and clever designs. The lugs are predominantly big and aggressive, but also has smaller sharper lugs at critical points.
Also, on the larger lugs, there are smaller prominences to provide a bit of extra bite when required. I am not very familiar with the cloud cushion technology or technicalities, but they seem to offer an exceptionally comfortable ride.
It is as much as you might expect from a much heavier, slower and more cumbersome cushioning specific high-end road training shoe.
The final feature, which seems to deliver such a fantastic running experience, are two long, deep, and relatively wide channels throughout the forefoot. These join in the midfoot and continue almost to the end of the heel.
It is easy to see they create an incredibly efficient water and mud handling system. I checked on several occasions to see if any clogging occurred, and every time, regardless of how bad the mud was, the channels were clear.
With just over 150km running in the Cloudventure Peak, the only notable thing is the discolouration of the white upper from the muck and mud. The rest of the shoe shows no visible wear at all.
It is important to mention also that approximately 40km of the 150km has been on tarmac (asphalt) roads and other hard surfaces. Yet, the outer rubber on the sole is showing no signs of wear.
I will be very interested to see how the shoe is after 600km as I have high hopes it will stand up to the tough stuff for 800+km and even over 1,000km.
On Cloudventure Peak is my new favourite trail running shoe of all time. My previous, and still a firm favourite, is the Salomon Slab Sense.
The Cloudventure Peak should come with a health warning saying that this shoe will make you want to run longer and faster than you plan and could be detrimental to all other commitments bar running!
Yes, I really think it is that good. Thank you to On Running and everyone involved in dreaming up, designing, testing, manufacturing, and delivering this shoe. You have all done an exceptional job.
Tough trails, stony mountain paths, ruts, route, muck, mud, and virtually everything you can throw at it.
Amazingly, in spite of the aggressive outer sole designed to provide exceptional bite and grip, the Cloudventure Peak manages to deliver an incredibly comfortable ride on hard surfaces and tarmac (asphalt), too.
It is very difficult to find any fault with this as a trail shoe. The only loss of grip occurs on deep slimy mud or slick rock, which only crampons would prevent!
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Overall, it's a really good shoe.
The Cloudventure Peak combines design with performance in a unique and legitimate off road package that looks as good wearing around town as it does on the hill.
- The Micro-Engineered Grip Rubber on the shoe’s outsole offers remarkable traction and enhanced durability to the user.
- The Cloudtec Elements in the midsole provide the desired responsiveness and comfortability to the runners while the Speedboard Platform maintains the natural gait during the activity.
- The Ripstop material on the upper is breathable in nature and it feels smooth against the skin. It maintains an environment of healthy ventilation inside the shoe, thereby keeping the runner’s foot dry and cool during the run.
- The Taped Reinforcements are added to bring more structure to the upper. These are very light in weight and provide additional protection to the user’s feet while running.
- The Lightweight Welded Eyestay secures the shoe in its proper position, thereby keeping the fit comfortably snug around the foot throughout the running session.
- The rubber toe cap & the heel cap provide additional protection to the forefoot and heel regions of the runner’s foot respectively.
The Peak version of the On Cloudventure fits true to size. The shoe is available in the standard running length and it comes in the standard medium width of D for men and B for women, respectively. The upper is flexible, which makes it suitable for runners with wide feet, as well.
The On’s innovative technology of the Micro-Engineered Grip Rubber on the outsole has excellent traction properties. It provides a firm grip to the runners on loose or wet surfaces, thereby improving their efficiency and minimizing the effort needed to resist the tricky conditions on trails.
The shoe utilizes the brand’s exclusive Cloudtec Elements in its midsole for maximum comfort and enhanced responsiveness. The technology consists of tiny compressed balls very effective in absorbing and distributing impact loads and returning back the energy needed for propulsion.
The full-length Speedboard is very effective in evenly distributing the effect of concentrated loads over the whole surface area, thereby reducing the risk of damage to the shoe or of injury to the user. The plate provides a plush yet responsive feel during the ride and keeps the individual motivated for running longer distances.
The Ripstop material on the upper ensures a lightweight and breathable environment for the runner, thereby keeping the feet comfortably cool and dry while running.
To add structure to the upper, the On CloudVenture Peak utilizes the nearly weightless ‘Taped Reinforcements’ on its top. These reinforcements maintain a snug fit around the user’s feet and are also very effective in keeping moisture away from the shoe.
The Lightweight Welded Eyestay is an efficient way of tying the shoe. The technology provides a feel of customized fit to the user.
The shoe houses the Rubber Toe Cap in the forefoot region. It provides additional protection against rocks and aberrations while running.
The On Cloudventure Peak boasts the heel cage, which keeps the user’s heel in its proper position while out on the trails. It also provides additional security against impact forces during longer runs.