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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.

  • 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
    $150
  • Weight
    Men: 11.7oz
    Women: 10.3oz
  • 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: 25mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Rankings

Expert Reviews

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86 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 87 / 100 | 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 | Running Shoes Guru | | 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 | 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 | Competitor Running | | 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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  • 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.

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.


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. This outsole configuration is also very similar to the On Cloudrunner 2.


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.


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.

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