On Cloudstratus Shoe Review
The On Cloudstratus is a brand new, highly cushioned shoe from On. On is a Swiss company which has recently become popular in the US. The Swiss-engineered brand has been the fastest-growing brand since 2016.
I’ve run in a few shoes, including:
So what makes the On Cloudstratus different?
The On Cloudstratus has more cushion as well as an additional layer of the unique clouds. It has a much wider base than many other On models (I argue the On Cloudswift is just as wide. Plus a unique “star lacing system.” Just don’t ask me to replace that for you.
On Cloudstratus Quick Facts:
Weight: 9.5 oz
Drop: 8 mm
On Cloudstratus Fit :
Right off the bat, you can see the On Cloudstratus unique “star shaped lacing system.” On claims this allows runners to get the best fit and new ways to customize the fit even more. With the star shaped lacing system, you can remove pressure points off the widest part of the foot. This is especially important if you have a wide forefoot or bunions.
Sliding the On Cloudstratus on, my foot fits comfortably. A few models of On running shoes are typically too narrow, but the On Cloudstratus fits well.
another unique component of the On Cloudstratus is the second set of eyelets that can make the fit even wider.
Anyway, enough about the Cloudstratus shoelaces and star lacing system.
The On Cloudstratus’s upper has a lot of structure. It keeps your foot in place and maintains Cloudstratus’s shape. The stiff heel keeps you from sliding.
In running shoes, I wear anywhere between a women’s size 10-11 full. I find the size 10.5 in the Cloudstratus fits well.
On Cloudstratus Ride:
The Cloudstratus has a ride, different than any other On model. It has a wider base which gives the shoe unique stability. Even though there is no traditional posting, the wide base gives the On Cloudstratus a stable ride.
Like the On Cloudswift, the Cloudstratus clouds are created from Helion foam. Helion Foam is newer cushioning from On that makes it firm but also stable. Unique to the Cloudstratus is the dual layer of Cloudtec cushion pods. The dual cloudtec system allow more cushioning.
Similar to the other On running shoes, the Cloudstratus uses a Speedboard. The designers from On, insert the plastic Springboard between the midsole and upper. This makes the shoe much stiffer than other models of On but also gives the On Cloudstratus extra snap.
When running in the On Cloudstratus, I like the additional cushion and my feet feel protected. For me, it fits best as a daily run shoe.
On Cloudstratus Conclusion:
The On Cloudstratus is a high cushioned great shoe from On. I think they were missing this model in their lineup. It’s light, while still giving cushion. Plus if you have a wider foot but want to give On running shoes a try, the On Cloudstratus might give you that option.
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