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. Based on some user reviews, the Cloudcruiser is not yet a perfect release and needs some improvement. But despite the negative feedback, this shoe is best for easy and moderate-paced runs and performs well on the road.


Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 10.8oz | Women: 9oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 7mm | Women: 7mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Material: Vegan
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 29mm | Women: 29mm
Forefoot height: Men: 22mm | Women: 22mm
Brand: On
Type: Heavy | Big guy | Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $150
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey, Multi
Small True to size Large
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Expert Reviews

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79 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

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

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

  • 81 / 100 | 220 Triathlon | | Level 3 expert

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

  • 80 / 100 | The Best 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 | Gearist | | Level 2 expert

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

  • First look | Holabird Sports | Level 3 expert

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  • 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.

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.

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.

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. This CloudTec technology is also used in the well-known On Cloud running shoes and other shoes from ON Running

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.

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.


Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.