Meet On ambassador, Virgulle SteenkampThe 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, Virgulle Steenkamp – here’s what he had to say.
1. Hi Virgulle! Please tell us more about yourself?
I am Virgulle Steenkamp, a father of three boys, and husband to Danielle Steenkamp. I am passionate about living an active lifestyle, and as long as I can remember, I’ve always been involved in some sort of outdoor activity.
I thrive on challenges and believe that sport provides another way to the understanding of your mind. Your mind is an extraordinarily powerful thing. You can unlock that unlimited potential that we all have inside of us just by getting out of your comfort zone.
2. When and how did you first learn about On running shoes?
I came across On running shoes while doing research on running shoes. The shoes I was wearing at the time did not provide me with the right support and durability.
3. What was it that attracted you to these shoes when you first discovered them?
The moulded heel provides comfortable support. Since I am a bit of a heavy bloke, I enjoy the premium support, which is geared for a supportive run and superior cushioning.
4. Which On shoes do you own at the moment?
The On Cloudstratus.
5. Now that you’ve been wearing On for a while, what is it you like most about the shoes?
The Cloudstratus is a versatile shoe, which can be used both for road and trail running. There is less ground feel and more cushion response, and my feet lock in perfectly. The foot form memory is spot on, the speed board reacts nicely and fast – which also is huge contributor to the light weight of the shoe, many other shoes for my running gait are heavier. The large toe box is great for my front foot, as it allows for movement and I’m able to run with no blisters.
6. Do you ever wear your On shoes when you are not working out?
Yes I do, just to show off… LOL. I’ve been asked so many questions about the shoe, and when I explain the On brand and its technology, you can see the eyes light up…