Verdict from 3 experts and 84 user reviews

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.

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Good to know

  • 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.


How On Cloudcruiser ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 6% road running shoes
All road running shoes
Top 4% On running shoes
All On running shoes
Bottom 7% neutral running shoes
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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.