Hike Higher Without the Heft Thanks to the On Cloudridge,Release: 18 March 2021
Burgeoning performance brand On are busy honing their Swiss-engineered CloudTec cushioning tech across all terrains. For hikers seeking higher living, the new Cloudridge safely and comfortably floats over challenging surfaces.
The Cloudridge is a bit of a hiking hybrid – one part mountain boot and one part running shoe. Such experiments can occasionally go awry, but On haven’t entered the gravel game willy-nilly – in fact, they’ve spent the past decade field testing their on-foot arsenal in and around the Swiss Alps. As such, up-to-date data from sibling silhouettes like the speedy Cloudventure Peak confirms the hypothesis of the Cloudridge’s innovative construction.
The finished product is a clever blend of traditional if-it-ain’t-broke-don’t-fix-it aesthetics, such as the heritage-leaning FlexLock lace hooks and lightweight ripstop nylon uppers, combined with the new-age thinking in On’s signature CloudTec midsoles. A tuned Speedboard footplate adds a literal spring to the step! And a stable one at that.
Conscious consumers looking to reconnect with Mother Nature will be pleased to know On have specified vegan suede for this Cloudridge – ensuring that the only footprint left on the earth is that of the Missiongrip outsole!
The On Cloudridge is out now directly from On in some rather attractive men’s and women’s colourways that will only look better once they meet the dirt. Happy hiking!