• Terrain


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


    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 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

    Daily running

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


    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
  • 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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 29mm
    Women: 29mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
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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.


Expert Reviews

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81 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 | Runner's World

    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

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

  • 80 / 100 | Running Competitor

    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.

  • 92 / 100 | Run247

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

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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.


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.

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.