On Running Philippines have brought out an Ace upon their sleeves with its newest shoe on the block, the Cloudace. The Cloudace is designed with ultimate cushioning and comfort without sacrificing speed. #PhGameOn #SeriouslyAce #OnRunningPh #DansPh
I’ve a long history with the On Running brand since its among my first road running shoes I had years back. I also got to realize the difference of having a more run-specific shoes On as you progress as a runner. There are runner needs that is important to note when it comes to running shoes like cushioning, comfort and support among others. Those are also the categories that On Running has a lot of check marks.
What I like about On Running shoes is how it evolved to continue to address runner’s needs. They have models for runners with different needs. I personally have evolved when it comes to my needs as a runner. I use to go with lightweight models but as the mileage poured in I’ve shifted to more cushioned models. On has got me covered whether I go lightweight with the Cloudflow or if I go for cushioned with the Cloudace. I also have the CloudX, which is an all around fitness shoes and the Cloud, which is a hybrid of a lifestyle shoes and a running shoes.
Let’s talk about Cloudace, which is the newest member of the On Running family. First the good news, it’s now available locally at On Philippines first concept store at SM Aura and also available at Secondwind Running Store in Ayala Malls The 30th.
It’s a premier brand and is billed as the Porsche Cayenne of running shoes. It’s a good investment for a running shoes that provides ultimate in comfort and support without compromising agility. Its ultra-plush, 3D form-fitted padding hugs the heel, while a technical mesh provides efficient ventilation and enhanced stability.
Cloudace’s extra soft, Zero-Gravity foam clouds cushion the impact in the heel and midfoot, combining with responsive Rebound Rubber in the forefoot for a proprioceptive push-off. Designed for brisk long runs and fast marathons, the ON Cloudace uses an extra wide and stiff Speedboard for enhanced agility and stability.
The ON Cloudace retails for P10,650 and is initially available in Men’s sizes (Shadow/Rust).
On Cloudace In Action
I was among the first to try the Cloudace for a run along with several media friends and fellow athletes. We had a nice loop that started at Serendra to McKinley Parkway heading all the way uphill to McKinley West and back via the BGC Greenway Park.
It was easy to adopt to the Cloudace since it’s a really cushioned shoes and the impact per stride is less. I didn’t feel rusty on the run, which usually happens when I’ve been away from running or when trying on a new shoes. It felt soft when we were walking as we were warming up and it felt even better when we were running. The CloudTec® pods can really give you the cushioned landing with each footstrike, reducing the wear and tear on the legs. The pods not only acts as a cushioned but an agile push-off to power your next strides.
Of course, with more cushion comes an added weight at 11.8 ounces.. The Cloudace is a really a good long distance shoes. What it adds in weight, it compensate with a good heel fit that keeps your foot firm and steady as you run. A good fit and an added push off can really help offset the added weight as you get proper rhythm in your run. It also has a breathable mesh upper to keep your feel cool as you run. Also, like all of my On Running Shoes, the Cloudace looks really great when running or even just as an everyday shoes.
I’m sure to get more of the Cloudace experience as I run more mileage but it’s love at first run for me. I’ll be doing a more comprehensive review on this but so far so good. It felt good to run again and earn my way to hearty Breakfast.
On Running Concept Store
Can’t get enough of On Running Shoes? You can check out all the different On Running Shoes and apparel at On Philippines very first concept store located at the 4th Level of SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City. You can choose from a variety of models and colors. They have trail specific models too. They also have running apparels too. Check the store and you’ll surely see how I’ve grown to love the On Running brand.