A new brand from Switzerland, On employs a unique running technology called CloudTec. The outersole of the shoe features nine CloudTec lugs in the forefoot and four in the heel which, when viewed from the side, have an oval-shaped negative space. Under pressure, the lugs compress to cushion, but since they have small teeth on the inner surface they grip each other to aid forward motion.
The Lunar Elite+ 2 does the original at least one better in several areas, and winds up a better shoe as a result. The original
midsole and outersole benefitted from earlier Lunar series shoes and the effectiveness of the Dynamic Support platform, so
both have been retained in their original configuration.
The Wave Elixer 6 is an update that respects the strengths of its predecessor. Version 5 featured a major overhaul of the midsole
compound and the outersole configuration, so Round 6 merely draws attention to the heel crashpad with a bright green color-up and leaves well enough alone—a smart move.