Things are really heating up in the running shoe world at the moment with a frankly ridiculous number of exciting new shoes being launched. The most recent of these is the latest offering from On: the Cloudboom.
On states that the Cloudboom has been designed with input from elite athletes to deliver everything you could need in getting your fastest marathon ever. That includes a host of new features as well as design aspects taken from previous On shoes.
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The most significant update is the addition of a full-length carbon-infused plate, a modification to its existing Speedboard technology that aims to deliver a springy responsiveness.
The Cloudboom also features a twin Cloudtec cushioning for comfort throughout the run, an extreme rocker shape to promote a rolling motion and a new grip-rubber compound on the outsole built for a high level of traction.
At 225 grams the shoe is clearly designed for faster runs, achieved partly due to the single layer engineered mesh upper that provides lightweight breathability.
‚ÄúIt has always been a dream of mine to create the ultimate competition running shoe‚ÄĚ, says Olivier Bernhard, co-founder of On and multiple Ironman World Champion title holder. ‚ÄúThe Cloudboom is created with the inputs of our elite athletes who know what it takes to run your fastest marathon ever. At the same time, I love the Clouboom‚Äôs silhouette. It incorporates the core DNA of our brand - minimalist design and maximum performance - a principle we share with Bang & Olufsen.‚ÄĚ
The launch of the Cloudboom coincides with the release of the limited edition Beoplay E8 Sport On Edition earphones, a collaboration with Bang & Olufsen that features design aspects from On shoes.
The true wireless design features seven hours of battery life, with up to 30 hours including the charge in the case, an audio Transparency Mode that allows you to hear your surroundings and a ripped grip detailing that allows use when fingers are wet.
‚ÄúWe are excited to join forces with On Running to create the ultimate experience for runners. Beoplay E8 Sport are Bang & Olufsen‚Äôs first dedicated sports earphones that combine what people are specifically looking for: a waterproof and customizable design that brings comfort to long runs and workouts, playtime that lasts way beyond the finish line and, most importantly, excellent sound quality - everyone tells us that nothing is more important than powerful music that can motivate, push you further and perform at your best‚ÄĚ, says Bang & Olufsen VP of Product Management Christoffer Poulsen.
The On Cloudboom are available now priced at $199.99.
The limited release of the Beoplay E8 Sport On Edition is available at both the On and Bang & Olufsen websites as well as selected Bang & Olufsen stores. The price is $350.