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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 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.

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: 11.7oz
Women: 10.3oz
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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 8.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • First thing runners noticed was the extra room around the toes, which is good for wider feet.
  • The Cloudrunner is built for multiple uses: for endurance, for triathlon, and for races.
  • Attractive aesthetics as observed by many testers.
  • The On Cloudrunner has great and quality feel according to many runners.
  • The CloudTec really gives that enjoyable cloud-like feeling when running, according to many runners who already tested it.
  • Springiness is felt during runs.
  • The overall construction is of high quality.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Protection in the heel area is lacking as complained by testers.
  • Laces that are too long are not ideal in a running shoe.
  • Stability is also lacking in the Cloudrunner.
  • A bit pricey.

Bottom line

The ON Cloudrunner is a multi-purpose running shoe built on the CloudTec technology. It offers comfort and style while holding up short or long runs on road trails. The combination of impressive aesthetics with the technologies used resulted in a very appealing shoe. A possible deal-breaker is the price, which is a bit high for many runners.


Rankings


Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 70 ratings

5 star
69%
4 star
13%
3 star
6%
2 star
9%
1 star
4%

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Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, 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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86 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 87 / 100 by Men's Health • Men's Health • Level 4 expert

    The On Cloudrunner 2013 has a performance which is as solid as its build – coming into its own during long, endurance runs over most surfaces.

  • 90 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Christian Langenegger • Level 2 expert

    Over 500km into the new Cloudrunners, the uppers and all the seams are holding much better than the last model, but are lighter and breathe better than the first. I think On has finally found the right upper design.

  • 83 / 100 by CSA • CSA • Level 2 expert

    In fact, you are going to never feel the need to exert yourself to generate an impact while landing on your feet or lifting off for running. The bounce-again capability of this sneaker has to be seen and experienced to be believed.

  • 82 / 100 by Competitor Running • Allison Pattillo • Level 1 expert

    It has plenty of underfoot protection, but the toe box and sidewalls can leave feet vulnerable on technical terrain.

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Updates to On Cloudrunner

  • The On Cloudrunner features the CloudTec outsole technology with the Honeycomb slip pattern that delivers reliable grip even on wet conditions. The outsole is also durable to withstand the damaging elements on the trail.
  • The midsole of the shoe features the combination of CloudTec elements and high-grade EVA foam that delivers a blend of durability, shock absorption and high energy return for a more powerful toe-off.

On Cloudrunner size and fit

The On Cloudrunner is true to its size. It provides a snug and comfortable fit from the heel to the forefoot area. The forefoot is a bit wider to comfortably accommodate those runners with wider foot. This shoe is available in medium D and B widths for men’s and women’s version respectively.


Outsole

The On Cloudrunner is designed to take on the road, track and gravel, so expect a flat undersurface with semi-aggressive treading to keep the grip of the shoe excellent on both dry and wet surfaces. The shoe’s outsole features include the CloudTec rubber and the Honeycomb slip pattern.


Midsole

Despite being developed for the neutral runner and supinator, the On Cloudrunner has a moderate midsole structure. It consists of the high-grade EVA midsole, Integrated Transition Bridge (ITB), Speedboard and the CloudTec Elements. These guarantee midsole durability, impact absorption, energy-return in toe-off phases and better foot striking.


Upper

The upper construction of the On Cloudrunner includes the Perforated Tongue, Non-slip lining, Intelligent stitching, 3D air mesh and heel strap. Breathability, fit and comfort are prioritized in such a construction.