Facts

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

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do 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 need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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
$150
Weight
Men: 10.8oz
Women: 9oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 7mm
Women: 7mm

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.

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

5 reasons to buy

  • The upper construction of the shoe is very comfortable as runners noted in some reviews.
  • Most runners are happy with the On Cloudcruiser because of its sturdy construction without affecting flexibility.
  • This shoe uses the CloudTec system for a firm take-off and cushioned landing.
  • The Cloudcruiser comes with heel strap that provides effortless foot entry.
  • It features a very roomy toe box.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Laces are too thin and loosen up as most runners observed.
  • This shoe is moderately expensive.
  • Narrow-footed runners complained that the Cloudcruiser is too wide for them.
  • Moderately high-priced shoe.

Bottom line

The On Cloudcruiser is a great stability trainer for all runners who are looking for a great running experience. This shoe is best for easy and moderate-paced runs and performs well on the road.


Rankings


Ratings

3.8 / 5 based on 42 ratings

5 star
45%
4 star
12%
3 star
19%
2 star
17%
1 star
5%

My Rating

Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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81 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    On's unusual-looking outsole—with open rubber pods that compress upon landing, lock, then spring back—solves the perennial problem of how to cushion without creating a squishy stance and push-off.

  • 75 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    A light and flexible plastic grid in the midsole smooths, balances, and stabilizes the ride.

  • 92 / 100 by Run 247 • Run 247 • Level 3 expert

    Good looking, well cushioned and fast - not much more I could ask of the shoe is there? Oh yes, I almost forgot comfort!

  • 81 / 100 by 220 Triathlon • James Witts • Level 3 expert

    A few minor irritations lose marks for a potentially very fine shoe.

  • 80 / 100 by Competitor Running • Adam Chase • Level 3 expert

    The placement and size of the Cloud pods also give this shoe the ability to adjust to individual gait styles and provide a bit of stability.

  • 80 / 100 by Running Shoes • Running Shoes • Level 3 expert

    High mileage, has a good protection and cushioning, recommended for who likes a firm, flexible feel with a low-key aesthetic.

  • 84 / 100 by Gearist • Tanya Slosberg • Level 2 expert

    These shoes would be a great stability trainer for runners of all experience levels.

  • 90 / 100 by Running Dads Oz • Running Dads Oz • Level 1 expert

    The lightweight design goes without  saying and with all this comfort, you almost forget you're wearing shoes at all.

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Updates to On Cloudcruiser

  • The On Cloudcruiser comes with an enhanced upper built. It has soft memory foam in the heel and ankle to deliver a comfortable fit. It also features the innovative lacing system that conforms to the natural shape of the foot for a secure and perfect fit.
  • The shoe features a softer cushioning through the 15 high-profile CloudTec elements that delivers impressive impact protection. It provides a well-cushioned landing and powerful toe-off for a more responsive ride.

On Cloudcruiser size and fit

When it comes to sizing, the Cloudcruiser has a standard running shoe length. The heel gives a narrow fit and a medium fit on the forefoot area. The midfoot has a medium volume for natural fluid motion. This shoe is available in standard D and B widths.


Outsole

The On Cloudcruiser uses the CloudTec sole that delivers reliable cushioning for high energy return and added durability on high wear areas. The outer sole also features the honeycomb slip pattern that delivers reliable grip on trail and road running.


Midsole

The shoe utilizes the CloudTec element that delivers reliable cushioning. It absorbs shock during impact and has high energy return for a more powerful push-off. It works well with the high-grade EVA foam that adds midsole durability.

The shoe also uses the full length speedboard plate that increases energy return and provides torsional rigidity. The Integrated Transition Bridge and the Flight Control Pad also helps in delivering an enhanced running performance.


Upper

The On Cloudcruiser uses the 3D air mesh upper that delivers a breathable coverage. The air mesh allows efficient air flow, keeping foot well ventilated. Maximum air flow to keep the foot cool is also made possible by the sandwich mesh. It also comes with a non-slip lining that holds that foot securely without any slippage. The heel strap allows the efficient entry and exit of the foot and the reflective TPU cap increases visibility while running on lights.