price: £125
weight: 295g

Swiss-built shoes designed and tested in the rugged Alps, On Running’s Cloudventure shoes weren’t constructed with tarmac in mind – but they perform admirably on both surfaces. 11 CloudTec pods flex upon impact, propelling you forward. Although comfortable on road, you can almost hear the Swiss-built shoes chuntering away and yearning to disappear off-road – and, when you do, they’re a different beast entirely. They dealt comfortably with the speedy country trails we subjected them to, including technical paths, hard-packed tracks and open grassland. A neutral ride with a 6mm drop, they felt aggressive at all times and great fun to run in.

best in test

A brilliantly designed shoe, capable of taking on a wide variety of terrains.

Grip: 8/10
Cushioning: 8/10
Precision: 9/10