On Running Cloudventure

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291g (UK 8)

£135

on-running.com

A thin, lightweight and breathable upper makes these feel like old friends the minute you lace them up, while the combination of a cushioned midsole and pockets of air in the outsole gives the impression of simply sinking into the Cloudventures. A 6mm offset ensures that they will suit most runners, with a decidedly neutral ride. Those odd-looking ‘clouds’ grip like a brickie’s handshake, and it’s also worth noting that the toe bumper feels substantially more protective than that found on the Inov-8 shoes also tested here. And no, we didn’t pick up any small stones in the air gaps of the outsole...

Verdict

Like sinking into a comfy mattress... for your feet.

8/10