On Opens Portland Office in Pearl District

Published 2/4/14

Swiss performance running shoe company, On, has opened the doors of its Portland office. The new office is located at 1102 NW Marshall St. and will house four staffers in sales and marketing functions.

On was founded by Olivier Bernard, a Ironman World Champion with the desire to bring a better running experience to athletes. Playing in the grass as a child, he dreamed of creating a shoe that would mimic the softness of a grassy field as he ran and trained on pavement. Through his partners David Allemann and Casper Coppetti, the idea became a reality. On Shoe Lineup is based around a special outsole made up of rubber pods called “Clouds.” These clouds allow for a soft, cushioned and protective landing while still remaining firm and responsive.

Currently On offers five models, including the Cloud Racer worn by the 2013 World Ironman Champion. On is based in Zurich, Switzerland and is available in more than 70 countries across the globe.

In Portland, the brand can be found in Fit Right and Road Runner store locations.

Adrienne McClellan, On’s marketing manager for the US and Canada says, “Portland has a unique buzz stemming from the gathering of creative talent that resides here.  Paired with an devoted athletic scene, great local vendors (not to mention good food), there was no better place to put down roots to grow.”

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