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On Cloudventure Peak mini review:

FlickM3
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What's all this wet stuff? I know we needed it, but I wish it had waited one more day so I could watch the lunar eclipse. Also did NOT feel like running today, especially after Dennis barked in the middle of the night because next door's cat was on the conservatory roof.

To the shoes. Wow, I am in love. This is their first trip across country, albeit a short one. It was a bit of a slow slog as well, due to running against the wind and over rough ground - though I've included my heart zone graph, which is more balanced than normal; usually there is only a tiny sliver of green.

The first thing to say about them, apart from how comfortable they are, is that they are very, very responsive. They seem to spring and propel you forward, nothing is lost in energy terms. They are super lightweight too. Although the run was short, they had plenty of different terrain to test them. They are a tiny bit slippy on wet pavement and tarmac, but no more than any other running shoes I've worn. I went along muddy footpaths that morphed into stretches that were paved in largish stones, none of which got caught in the soles, then rocky farm tracks, then very wet grass across rough fields where the going was extremely holey and uneven. pinkaardvark, you were right, they do get wet, so if wet socks give you blisters, these are not for you - they are packed with newspaper now.

A longer run is needed to really test these shoes, but so far I think these are probably the most peppy, snappy shoes of my four pairs of Ons and could be used for fast road work just as much as trails.

And they're orange!!!

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orangeguy
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Orange is the way to go 😀😀

FlickM3
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in reply to orangeguy

Certainly is!

I love the description of your run Flick 😊 plus these clouds sound very tempting. I haven't done any trail or cross country running but would like to learn more about it. But do you think they'd be a waste of money to use for road running, ie pavement/tarmac! Any particular good sites to search for them on?

Do show a pic, I love your bright colours Flick. Oh and bless Dennis, bet he wanted to get that cat off the roof, lol 🤣🤣 xxx

FlickM3
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in reply to quirkybee

I don’t do specific trails, but anything seems to be a trail round here once you leave the roads. You will explore footpaths across corn fields, clamber over gates and stiles, slog along tangled byways and through mud, but it’s great fun though slower than road running. I got mine from the On website. Be sure to specify uk if you have a look. They have been doing an offer where they let you run in the shoes for a month and refund or exchange if you don’t like them, and they will always exchange or refund unused shoes if the wrong size etc. But be warned, these cost me £125 and On shoes are rarely discounted or on sale. I consider them worth the price because I don’t spend my money elsewhere. They seem equally at home on and off road, though they do road shoes that you can take in light trails. xx

FlickM3
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in reply to quirkybee

Having said all that, I see On have the Cloudflyer discounted to £80 on their site. Almost tempted to buy a second pair for when the current ones wear out! X on-running.com/en-gb/produc...

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in reply to quirkybee
quirkybee
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in reply to FlickM3

Ahh, thanks Flick, I shall take a look on there. I could have gone on a beginners trail course last September, but being new to running then, I kind of backed out, plus I'm bit odd about going to places for the first st time 🙄 it looked interesting though and would be so good for fitness too. Thanks my lovely, they're definately worth the money xxx

FlickM3
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in reply to quirkybee

You don’t need a course in trail running unless it’s serious mountain terrain type of trails. I just gad across fields and along footpaths and through woods, and you don’t need special training for that 😊 xxx

quirkybee
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in reply to FlickM3

It was for mountain terrain as you say Flick and I quite fancy that, but I should have thought first knowing I'd only just graduated in September and I'd need lots more running behind me. But I quite like the idea of doing that, but I'm struggling to fit normal tarmac running in, let alone any other 🤣🤣 but one day one day xxx

Ps I had a look at those trainers and they're very dishy, love the colours too xx

FlickM3
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in reply to quirkybee

Ooh mountain trail running sounds awesome. My Cloudventure Peaks were actually designed for that - LOL and there’s me mincing through cow pats in them 😂😂😂 xxx

quirkybee
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in reply to FlickM3

🤣🤣🤣 That's made me laugh Flick and made my bottom go funny in the sense of your clouds getting messy from cow pats, I'd die, lol xx

FlickM3
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in reply to quirkybee

hazards of off road running ;)

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