The XTERRA World Championships are some of the most competitive and anticipated sports events every year, often with people from most continents participating annually. It’s a rigorous affair, and three leaders partaking in the action this weekend in Maui (Lesley Paterson, Ben Allen, and Jacqui Slack) are going in a remarkable shoe – the On Cloudracer.

Featured by Sneaker Report in anticipation of earlier action, the Cloudracer is a shoe that gotten a great vote of confidence by Allen, who said this about the runner:

"On provides me with the confidence to believe the unbelievable and pushes my capabilities beyond anything I though was humanly possible. I’ve run fast, further & accomplished more since running in my On’s, than I thought I would ever be capable of…I just love to run on clouds.”

And that sums up the purpose of the Cloudracer. Knowing that the human body wasn’t necessarily meant to crash down into hard earth and surfaces, On created the Cloudracer to be as close to pillow-soft as possible. Using tubular rubber with great flexibility, the Cloudracer’s sole was engineered to regular the stresses of footstrike from both vertical and horizontal planes. With the shoe’s Cloud sole, the shoe makes to take less stress out of you from the frequent impact and help redistribute energy to each step you make.


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