On Cloudsurfer (2014)

Model :  On Cloudsurfer (2014)On Cloudsurfer 2014 Web Small
Weight :  Approx: 9.2 oz
Cushion : Min + bounce
Toe Box Room : Better than average
Zero Drop : No
Heel to toe drop : 7 mm
Control : Neutral
Manufacturer : On
Purchased : Yes via leftLane Sports

Test Surface : Road and Treadmill
Miles : ~
62 miles
Tasty?  Love this shoe. This is a reasonable light weight, low to the ground trainer, and it lives up to its name. This shoe claimed a solid slot in my rotation for exactly what its designed for, and it offered a unique slightly bouncy ride. In fact the experience has been so positive that I continue to experiment with other On shoes for road work and trail running.  However, I have been preferring something with a bit more full cushion feel, so right now my daily trainer for the road is a Hoka Clifton.  That said this was a solid shoe and enjoyed every run in them.  And I should mention – never a blister did I have!

Second Opinion:  Via Wired

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Nike Zoom Terra Wildhorse

Model :  Nike Zoom Terra Wildhorse Nike WIldhorse web small
Weight :  Approx: 9.6 oz
Cushion : Minimum in forefoot
Toe Box Room : Average
Zero Drop : No
Heel to toe drop : 4 mm
Control : None
Manufacturer : Nike
Purchased : Yes via RoadRunner Sports

Test Surface : Trail and Treadmill
Miles : 
18.25 miles
Tasty?  The Nike Air Zoom Terra Wildhorse has a very long name and people love it. I however have decided to retire it from my running rotation. Its a good looking shoe and fun to wear, but the cushioning is just too minimal in the forefoot for my taste. In this case I think I should have gone with the Nike Zoom Terra Kiger.  The Wildhorse has an air cushion in the heel only, while the Nike Terra Kiger has air cushions in the heel and forefoot.  I do plan to keep this shoe around and use it for cross-training  days. It works great in the Gym, it locks me in place and lets me concentrate on the move, not my feet slipping out from under me while attempting a Pike Press.

Second opinion :  Review by TheGingerRunner

On Cloudracer

On Cloudracer Web smallModel :  On Cloudracer
Weight :  Approx: 8.1 oz
Cushion : Min
Toe Box Room : Better than average
Zero Drop : No
Heel to toe drop : 5 mm
Control : Neutral
Manufacturer : On
Purchased : Yes via On

Test Surface : Road and Treadmill
Miles : ~
12 miles
Tasty?  Love this shoe for its purpose. This is a light weight, low to the ground racer, and it lives up to its name. This shoe claims a solid slot in my rotation for exactly what its designed for, and offers a unique slightly bouncy ride. In fact the experience has been so positive that I am experimenting with one of the other On shoes for road work.

Second Opinion:  Via Runblogger.com

TevaSphere outdoor trainer

Model : TevaSphere 
Weight : Approx: 9.45 ozTevaSphere web small
Cushion : Low
Toe Box Room : Better than average
Zero Drop : No
Heel to toe drop : 4 mm
Control : Neutral
Manufacturer : Teva
Purchased : Yes via Woot

Test Surface : Road and Trail
Miles : 
Not tracked
Tasty?  Nice shoe, just not enough cushion for my taste. This is a low drop trail shoe with some nice features (spherical heel and support pods), to help keep your run stable under various outdoor conditions.  While I like the shoe in general I have never been able to pile on the miles, its minimalist design is just to minimalist for my personal taste, but that said I still do light interval runs and bike in the shoe. It makes for a nice versatile trail shoe, so it remains in my rotation for specific activities.
Please note: The lock laces in the picture are not standard and were added later.

Second opinion :  Check out the review at EnduranceBuzz.com

Skechers Kids GO bionic Trail Shoe

Sketchers Kids GO bionic Trail web smallModel : Sketchers Kids GO bionic Trail Shoe
Weight : Approx: 5.4 oz (Boys)
Cushion : 
Low
Stack Height : Not listed
Toe Box Room : Better than average
Zero Drop : No
Heel to toe drop : Not listed. Feels like 8mm or less
Control : Neutral
Manufacturer : Sketchers
Purchased : Yes via Amazon

Test Surface : Trail
Miles : 
Not tracked
Tasty?  Yes. My son loves these shoes, and while my son complained about other running shoes, he has never complained about these during our runs. In addition, he seemed to drag his feet on the trail in other brands, but does not display that behavior with GO bionic Trail. These have become a primary shoe in his rotation.

Second opinion :  Check out the review at Runblogger.com (Mens)