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
    $130
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 7.8oz
    Women: 6.7oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 5mm
    Women: 5mm

    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: 21mm
    Women: 21mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 16mm
    Women: 16mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Various consumers were amazed at how lightweight yet cushioned the On Cloudrush
  • The upper had a glove-like fit, according to many commenters.
  • Some users thought the midsole was responsive.
  • One reviewer said the Cloudrush was the fastest shoe they have ever worn.
  • The CloudTec pods worked well in enabling a soft landing and an energized toe-off, a runner stated.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A few reviewers thought the shoe did not look durable and felt that it might not withstand long runs.
  • The Cloudrush was not as comfortable as it claimed to be, a customer said.
  • One runner mentioned it was too firm despite the CloudTec pods on the outsole.
  • Another user reported suffering from foot fatigue after wearing the shoe for an entire day.

Bottom line

The On Cloudrush received mixed reviews from consumers. Many were satisfied with the performance of the shoe, and some were impressed with the features. However, there were a few complaints regarding the comfort. Overall, the Cloudrush proved to be a reliable footwear that delivered a responsive ride and efficient technology.

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Expert Reviews

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84 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

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Updates to On Cloudrush

  • Inspired by a previous shoe – the Cloudracer – the Cloudrush was released by On as a gear that is not just for competitive racing, but also for road running and interval training. It features a variety of elements that were well-received in the Cloudracer, as well as improvements based on consumer feedback.
  • The On Cloudrush is ideal for well-trained runners who want to improve their technique and speed. It will fit best on neutral pronators, or runners who have a medium to high arch.
  • Made from thin, lightweight mesh, the upper supplies ventilation that assures maximum breathability, even during the hottest running day.
  • The midsole and outsole feature the On’s signature design, including the CloudTec elements. These are EVA pods that supply adequate energy with each stride.

On Cloudrush size and fit

The On Cloudrush has a standard running shoe length and a variety of sizes available. The forefoot and midfoot construction will fit best for runners with a low to medium foot volume. Width profiles for both men’s and women’s versions are in medium.

Outsole

The outsole of the On Cloudrush features a unique layout, which is an EVA layer that has a structure of 18 hollow pods, called the “CloudTec Elements.” These pods compress upon ground contact and release energy at toe-off.

There is a gap in the midfoot area, directly under the arch, that prevents the outsole from becoming full-contact with the ground. This is following the notion that having less surface area means less chances of deflection; therefore, there is a better concentration of energy on specific areas.

Midsole

The midsole boasts an exceptionally slim design made from high-grade EVA. It is lightweight yet packed with features. It aims to deliver a dynamic stride by adapting to the running style.

Speedboard, a thin Pebax lining, is also present in the midsole. It works by helping the runner adjust accordingly with the pace.

Upper

The Cloudrush comes in a single colorway of black, white, and silver, and this permits the shoe to remain simple yet a standout. The upper is emphasized with reflective elements to enable visibility in low-light conditions.

The upper is made of lightweight mesh material which guarantees adequate air circulation. It keeps the foot cool, dry, and free of moisture.

There are exoskeleton strips that provide support and structure as they keep the foot secure.

The padded heel collar prevents the foot from slipping out of the shoe. It also protects the skin against abrasions.

An inner sock construction allows the runner to wear the shoe barefoot, without the risk of blisters, pressure points, or any other possible injuries.