Who should buy the On
Take the Cloudvista if you're looking for a:
- trail running shoe that's light and bouncy for tempo efforts
- grippy shoe that's perfect for mild trail conditions and even some mud
- versatile running shoe that can double for hiking
Who should NOT buy it
Snappy, bouncy, and fast is how trail runners describe the On Cloudvista. Those who have pushed the pace all agree that the shoe makes them
More on comfort
In contrast to the On Cloudventure, many find the On Cloudvista as its version. This is thanks to the shoe's cushy insole, there were "no harsh or flat-feeling landings."
Midsole aside, the upper also delivers a comfy sensation. It's well-padded around the ankle collar; multiple runners claim that there's no rubbing or irritation caused by the upper.
Weights can be deceiving
By weight, the Cloudvista is not the lightest running shoe. However, reviewers' experience says otherwise. According to them, it's "pretty feathery" for a trail offering, it practically disappears on foot.
The heel hold of this shoe is awesome. The heel cup is reinforced; unwanted movements are eliminated. And when it comes to its overall fit, everything about the Cloudvista "fit together very precisely." For reference, it holds like the Salomon Pulsar—"it wraps the foot as opposed to squeezing it."
But what's great about it is it's not the type of snug that chokes the foot. Like Scott running shoes, it is a sweet spot between security and comfort.
Opens up to wide feet? Nah.
Of course, the price to pay for the shoe's rather locked-in fit is space. In the toe box, there's not much room for toe splay for medium-width runners, let alone broad-footed runners.
It's very tight up front; they've complained that their toes were cramped to the point where their big toe was aching from the constant slamming and rubbing against the front.
The tongue is a winner
It's gusseted, meaning it's attached to the sides, taking the shoe's lockdown a notch. Plus, it's sufficiently padded, providing protection from lace bites and pressure.
A shoe that breathes
The shoe's translucent mesh is very thin and breezy; testers swear by it for Even better, it's made with 70% recycled materials to help minimize waste.
Traction: Goes beyond expectations
On mild mud, soft terrain and dirt, mild trails, rainy wet weather, and fire roads, the On Cloudvista's outsole "dug nicely" into everything. It has and tacky traction; critics even say it's even grippy on 45-degree wet rocks.
Just below the ball of the foot, several have complained about a "marble-sized protrusion" that bothers them, especially when pounding on hard surfaces. It's not painful, they say. But it sure is annoying.
Quite the looker like other On running shoes
"It looks damn good." It has an unassuming look with its sleek and clean design, and it's "not overbuilt." There are "no extraneous overlays or fabrics;" it simply looks .