Nike Air VaporMax running shoes and the Cloudventure

It's clear that careful thought went into the design and placement of all the
details on the Cloudventure Midtop, and the tread design is no exception. The
combination of varied lugs and independent CloudTec pods produces an agile ride
on a variety of trail surfaces and types, including pavement. None of the lugs
are deep or aggressive like those on the Salomon Speedcross 4, Nike
Air VaporMax running shoes
however, and the Cloudventure Midtop
suffers in wet, muddy conditions.

One of the strongest features of the Cloudventure Midtop is the responsive,
energetic ride provided by the CloudTec pods. The model's soft, flexible midsole
foam is also designed to enhance the ride. The proprietary Speedboard that
connected the pods to one another allows them to compress and release
independently but prevents the shoe from feeling pillowy or squishy
underfoot.

The Cloudventure's Midtop's full-contact rubber outsole is paired with a
burly, protective toe cap and the stiff outer layer of the two-piece upper. The
toebox mesh keeps out trail dust, and overall, wear-testers were impressed by
the level of protection. One wondered why On didn't build in a flexible forefoot
rockplate, and wondered whether this was an inherent limitation of the pod
outsole. The inner bootie could also be cut a bit higher to function as
something like a built-in gaiter, which would also further distinguish the
Cloudventure Midtop from the baseline Cloudventure model.

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