SummaryThe On Cloud X was designed to handle everything from short runs to gym workouts to cross-training. It is a firm but comfortable shoe, however, it is not ideal for long runs. Aim to run mileages between three and six miles at a time for best results. The shoe was designed to be versatile so you can take them on whatever exercise routine you are doing at the moment.
The midsole features cloutec pillows, which is On Cloud’s technology, along with Zero-Gravity foam to keep your movements natural while providing cushioning. The midsole is attached to the Speedboard, which is a full-length plate to aid in transition. While the Speedboard will help with energy distribution, flexibility, and torsion guidance, the plate itself can be a bit firm. Overall, the midsole is lightweight and responsive for short runs and workouts.
The upper is made of engineered mesh, a weave mesh to create structure, and welded overlays. Together, these elements create a breathable and supportive upper that fit securely around your feet. While there is not an excessive amount of padding, there will be just enough to keep you comfortable during your workout.
On the outsole, you will find high abrasion rubber for traction and durability. The pods on the outsole expand and collapse on impact to help provide energy return and absorb shock. Some clouds have more give than others, which also helps with flexibility. You may notice these pods are thicker than the previous models.