On Cloudflow Review

By Tahoe Mountain Sports Ambassador Kimberly Yamauchi.

ON Running Cloudflow Shoe Review –

About Me

I’m pretty much a loyalist when it comes to my running shoes.  Why fix something that’s not broken??  I’ve been running in the Brooks Ravenna as my road shoe for the last 8 years.  But, sometimes something new comes along that deserves my attention.  The On Cloudflow running shoe is that shoe.  It’s a road shoe, and I’m usually on the trails, but I was headed on a “road trip” and I knew I’d be doing some urban running.  Instead of throwing my old Brooks into my suitcase, I stopped by Tahoe Mountain Sports and decided the On Cloudflow shoe could be my Ravenna replacement.  I’m a slight pronator so I do like a little bit of support.  The ON cloud engineering provides the support that you need, and none that you don’t.  It’s a super light shoe with a nice solid feel.  It gives a little spring, isn’t bouncy, and has a great smooth ride.

Testing the Shoes

My first run was a track workout, so a nice soft surface.  It performed well and I ran comfortably for the entire workout.  We cooled down on asphalt and again, I liked the ride.  The shoe was so comfortable that I ended up wearing it as I traveled, through the airport, during my flight, etc.  My next run was along the lake front in Chicago.  This was a mix of surfaces – asphalt, dirt, concrete – and again, the shoe performed well for me throughout the run.  So much that I didn’t think about my shoe, just the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline.  In addition to runs, this is now my “go-to” shoe for my gym workouts, great for weights, cross-training, etc.

The Bottom Line

If you haven’t tried on an ON running shoe – road or trail – give them a try.  I like the little “clouds” underfoot and feel that they are a great “up and coming” running shoe company.  I love that they are “Swiss Engineered” as I feel like the Swiss are just so cool, and BTW, this shoe broke the Ironman world record (it wasn’t me!).  My only complaint would be that the laces are a bit long, but that can be remedied with a pair of scissors, or a double knot.  I think some of their shoes actually have fancy lacing systems so no need to worry about dangling laces.


Name: Kim Yamauchi (@kimyamauchi)
Core Activities: Trail running, mountain biking, road biking, skiing, Nordic skiing, backcountry skiing, kiteboarding (new sport), triathlon (occasionally), crossfit, yoga
Earliest Outdoor Memory: We were always outdoors, playing in the woods, playing in the snow (Buffalo and Minnesota), swimming in the lakes, skiing…I remember the first time my brother took me down a “mogul” run while skiing in Northern Minnesota. I think I fell after each mogul. At the bottom, I looked at him and said, “That was fun. lets do it again!”
Favorite Workout: I love being on the trails, whether mountain biking or trail running.  In the winter months, either Nordic skiing or backcountry/skinning.

Check out some of our other ON Running Shoe reviews and stop by the shop to try on a pair today and see how comfortable they feel!

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