I recently picked up a pair of On Cloudracers– the racing version of my beloved Cloudsurfers.
I’m still feeling the love for my Cloudsurfers, but as part of working through my $@&#^%*! Rut, I wanted to try something new.
Because, you know, my running burnout has nothing to do with the fact that I am training for my 3rd marathon in 11 months while trying to pat my head and rub my stomach at the same time to keep home and work running and everything to do with my lack of new sneakers.
Anyhoo, regardless of my questionable reasons for buying them, I’m glad I did.
Took them for a 5 mile jaunt this morning and me likey. They are light – holy moly, light. Yet springy. I felt zippy. And they are almost entirely mesh on the top. It got a little warm by the end of my run but my feet still got a nice cross breeze and were able to breath. Even the tongue is some funky, light, aerated material.
I thought the Cloudsurfers were meshy and airy, but they ain’t got nothin’ on the Cloudracers.
I have never worn racing flats. To someone who wears racing flats, these are probably kind of heavy because they have the cloud pods on the bottom. But they are the lightest shoes I have ever run in and I love them. I felt like I had nothing on my feet, yet the pods definitely provided cushioning.
I haven’t felt that way on a run in a while. I’ll take ‘em.
What is your go-to running shoe? Do you use a different pair for training and for racing? Do you shop to get out of a rut????