Facts

  • Terrain
    Terrain

    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.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

  • Use
    Use

    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.

  • Price
    Price
    $120
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 7oz
    Women: 5.9oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 24mm
    Women: 24mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Most runners took note of the lightweight construction of the On Cloud.
  • On Cloud offers flexibility and cushioning as mentioned in some reviews.
  • Runners were impressed with the CloudTec sole that responds to individual runner’s gait.
  • This shoe has the right impact protection most runners needed based on some comments.
  • It is available in several appealing colors.
  • The shoe has enough room in the toe box for toe splay.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some testers had durability issues since some parts of the shoe wore out quickly after few months of use.
  • There were cases where small stones entered the shoe while running.

Bottom line

The On Cloud allows runners to experience explosive toe-offs and soft landings due to its impressive cushioning and impact protection properties. Many were happy with this shoe because of its light weight with adequate cushioning. This shoe is for runners who are looking for a minimal running shoe with outstanding performance and comfort.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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80 / 100 based on 14 expert reviews

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Updates to On Cloud

  • The On Cloud was improved to deliver outstanding cushioning and impact protection. It comes with a lighter built equipped with the brand’s premium CloudTec technologies to provide a combination of soft landing and powerful toe-off.

On Cloud size and fit

The On Cloud is true to its size. The midfoot, forefoot and heel area are of standard measurements. This shoe can accommodate those with medium-size foot and those with slightly wide forefoot. This is available in standard D and B widths for men’s and women’s versions respectively.


Outsole

The On Cloud uses the CloudTec sole that delivers added durability on high wear areas and additional cushioning for high energy return. The sole also has honeycomb slip pattern that delivers reliable grip on the road and off-road runs.


Midsole

The midsole uses the high-grade EVA that gives durable cushioning. It also utilizes the brand’s Cloudtec midsole elements that provide enough cushioning for foot strike and delivers a solid rebound. The full length Speedboard plate distributes pressure for a more improved running performance.


Upper

The On Cloud features the 3D air mesh upper that delivers a breathable coverage. The air mesh allows efficient air flow, keeping foot well ventilated. The Sandwich mesh also gives maximum air intake to keep the foot cool.

The shoe also comes with a non-slip lining that holds that foot securely without any slippage. The shoe also has a reflective TPU cap that increases visibility while running on lights.