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
    $160
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 10oz
    Women: 8.6oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    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
    Heel height
    Men: 27mm
    Women: 27mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 20mm
    Women: 20mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The wider and more prominent sole delivers a more stable ride for the On Cloudflyer.
  • Inch-perfect fit and generous padding provide exceptional comfort to most runners.
  • Relatively light and runs much lighter.
  • Versatility on the road regarding distance and speed is noted by countless runners when using the Cloudflyer.
  • Rolling through the gait cycle is effortless, according to numerous runners.
  • Superb lockdown in the heel area comes as a general consensus among runners.
  • High-quality materials and the undeniable excellence in craftsmanship ooze out of the shoe.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners were slightly surprised by the less than ideal ground perception of the On Cloudflyer.
  • Durability is a feature a few runners wanted to improve.
  • Expensive.
  • Traction gets a little sloppy when used during wet conditions based on several observations.

Bottom line

The On Cloudflyer carves a nice niche in the industry because of its comfort level and Cloutec technology. Without any obvious and standard arch support technologies, the Cloudflyer allows neutrals to moderate overpronators get the most out of it. If not for the hefty price tag, this would have been a shoe that runners would be making a beeline for.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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83 / 100 based on 15 expert reviews

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Updates to On Cloudflyer

  • The On Cloudfyer features an enhanced midsole. It uses innovative midsole elements that give enough amount of cushioning while promoting the foot’s natural movement. The midsole construction is enough to deliver a well-cushioned foot strike.
  • The outsole of the Cloudfyer also features the innovative speedboard that is directly attached to the shoe’s outsole, delivering improved stability without adding weight.
  • This shoe features a knitted upper mesh liner that offers a snug fit and added durability. The star lacing also wraps the foot securely.

On Cloudflyer size and fit

The On Cloudfyer is true to its size. Its semi-curved shape accommodates the natural curvature of the human foot. The heel is a bit narrow while the mid-foot and forefoot areas have a medium volume, so those with medium-sized fit can adapt well to its natural fit. This shoe is available in standard width.


Outsole

The outsole features the very notable 12 “clouds” Zero gravity foam for added cushioning and stability. This works perfectly with the low abrasion rubber pads that deliver added durability on high impact areas. The Central Channel delivers foot flexibility and the speedboard that is directly attached to the outsole offers reliable stability.


Midsole

The Cloudtec Technology delivers reliable cushioning a for firmer platform during takeoff. This works well with the curved rocker midsole that supports that natural movement of the foot for a an efficient heel-to-toe transition.


Upper

The On Cloudflyer has a knitted liner mesh that increases the shoe’s durability while giving a snug wrap. The no-sew construction keeps foot free from irritation while giving a seamless fit. This shoe has a heel strap that allows an easy entry and a star lacing that wraps the foot securely. Lastly, the shoe has a reflective TPU heel-cap that increases visibility on low-light conditions.