Meet On ambassador, Nicky BooyensThe Social Media Company
If there’s any one group of people putting On shoes to the ultimate test, it’s the On ambassadors. These athletes have sport and running at the top of their minds more often than most, and also typically spend more time on the road or trails than most of us mere mortals.
Some of On’s ambassadors have kindly agreed to give us their take on their sport of choice, as well as giving their feedback about running in On shoes. If you’ve been in two minds about giving On a go, read on.
We spoke to On ambassador, Nicky Booyens – here’s what she had to say.
1. Hi Nicky! Please tell us more about yourself?
I am a total endurance junkie who is always looking for something bigger and more challenging to do. I love trail running, mountain biking and adventure racing the most – so I’m definitely more of an off-road athlete. I am always keen on any mountain adventure as well! I am happiest outdoors, in the bushveld, the mountains, at the seaside, and so on.
2. When and how did you first learn about On running shoes?
I think it was early 2018, and Iain Peterkin was wearing them. Iain is a great runner, so his shoes definitely got my attention!
3. What was it that attracted you to these shoes when you first discovered them?
They were super-light, I loved the CloudTec technology, and the actual look and design of the shoe was amazing.
4. Which On shoes do you own at the moment?
Cloudventures for the trails, and Cloudflows for the road. But I cannot wait to try out the new Cloudventure Peaks on the trail!
5. Now that you’ve been wearing On for a while, what is it you like most about the shoes?
The CloudTec technology – the shoes are really comfy and soft and have plenty grip on the technical terrain, and I never get blisters from them, no matter where or how far I run in them! I have done numerous LOOONG runs in them and they just perform so well!
6. Do you ever wear your On shoes when you are not working out?
Every now and then… I try to save them for running only. 😉