Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Price
$149
Weight
M: 315g | W: 270g
Heel to toe drop
M: 7mm | W: 7mm
Heel height
M: 25mm | W: 25mm
Forefoot height
M: 18mm | W: 18mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 4.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

The good

  • The sandwich mesh on the upper maintains a durable, breathable and comfortable coverage.

  • Above the mesh material is an overlay system which reinforces the fit and keeps the foot locked in.

  • The unique pod design of the outsole enticed many runners.

  • The lightweight EVA mid-sole provided additional cushioning on top of the Cloud-Tec cushioning that’s visibly seen on the outsole.

  • Runners with medium sized feet acclimated well to the width of the Cloudrunner 2.

  • Though the price is expensive, many reviewers noted that it was a worthy purchase because of its quality and durability.

The bad

  • Some runners noted that the lack of color choices didn’t make this shoe very appealing.

  • The men’s version has a moderately heavy weight.

Bottom line

The Cloudrunner 2 from On Running is a solid training partner that offers superb performance and great service. The features and technologies present in it are all impressive, making it a great shoe for trainings and even races.



World wide, Cloudrunner 2 is in the bottom 5% most popular running shoes. The brand, On, is the 16th most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 921 shoes


Ratings

3.6 / 5 based on 7 ratings

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Expert reviews

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Updates to Cloudrunner 2

The Cloud-Tec Cushioning System has been greatly enhanced for all models in the On roster. It is also true for the Cloudrunner 2. Featuring 15 ‘clouds’ that act as cushioning platforms, this shoe delivers all-around comfort that’s felt throughout the gait cycle. The strong nature of these clouds also makes it a solid outsole unit for protection and traction.

A thin yet plush EVA layer has been added above the ‘cloud’ system to provide more underfoot cushioning to the wearer. This material lasts long and it’s known to attenuate shock and keep the foot well-supported.

The low profile height and low-cut design allows runners to achieve a more succinct freedom of movement. Flexibility is a distinction for On Cloudrunner 2 and this lower profile helps when it comes to achieving more natural movement of the foot.

A Speedboard structure that runs along the length of the shoe helps runners transition more naturally from the heel to the toe by giving more energy feedback. It balances performance without sacrificing the natural feel of running.

Cloudrunner 2 size and fit

The On Cloudrunner 2 has a standard running shoe length. It comes in a variety of sizes that anyone can choose for their preference. It has a medium fit, which means that those with medium-sized feet can acclimate well to the widths of its heel, mid-foot and forefoot areas. The restrictive overlay system & close-knit upper system won’t be able to adapt to those with wider feet.

Outsole

The Cloud-Tec is a set of external pods or clouds that provides durable support and protection. It acts as a cushioning system, but it’s also the one that’s exposed to the ground. Its high level of durability ensures that it can shield the sole unit from wear and abrasion. It’s also capable of providing traction against roads and trails.

Midsole

Lightweight EVA is a low-profile cushioning system of this running shoe. It lies above the ‘clouds’ of the Cloud-Tec system. It reinforces the overall underfoot support by handling shock, providing additional springiness and keeping the platform more even. It’s durable, efficient and responsive as a cushioning foam.

The Cloud-Tec has 15 ‘clouds’ on the surface. It can be clearly seen and be mistaken as cleats. They are actually part of the cushioning system. When pressure is applied to them, they shrink and contract; and when pressure is released, they spring back to their original shape. It’s a solid system that delivers more bounce during toe-offs, and support during landings.

An Integrated Speedboard assists the runner through the gait cycle by making each step smoother and more manageable. Impact from landing doesn’t become uncomfortable and every toe-off is well-supported and energized with the help of this unit.

Upper

The sandwich mesh is a material that’s been lauded for its durability, supportive capability and overall comfort. It’s featured in this running shoe and though it looks like it’s a bit close-knit, it can actually provide breathable coverage that’s reliable and consistent.

The Reinforced Overlays are made from high quality polyurethane material. Directly connected to the lacing system, these overlays affect the snugness or the looseness of the upper fabric in relation to the fit preference of the wearer. They also add more durability to the upper unit.


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