On made some solid improvements to the Cloudventure 2, dramatically altering the midsole/outsole design to bolster the trail shoe’s protection, cushioning, and traction. This second version engineers a novel construct of the brand’s signature “cloud” elements, fusing them with an overlay of sticky patterned outsole rubber that provides runners with different grips for a variety of trail conditions. Like its predecessor, the Cloudventure 2 collects detritus in the cloud channels, a.k.a. “stone catchers.” The rugged build and meticulous mesh upper is durable yet breathable, and the shoe is flexible in the forefoot but burly in the heel.
10.6 ounces (men’s) 9.7 ounces (women’s) 6mm drop