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: 11oz
    Women: 9.5oz
  • 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 6.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • A cloud-like, springy feel is what some runners say regarding the Cloudster.
  • The heel cushioning is beyond expectations according to some testers.
  • The fit of the upper is superb as quite a number of runners complimented it.
  • Takeoff and landing in the On Cloudster is enjoyable, according to some testers.
  • Dependable performance that provided the needs of many runners.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners complained of the boring colors.
  • No motion control provided.
  • Some runners complained of the stiffness.
  • It is too heavy.

Bottom line

The ON Cloudster is a reliable shoe that works best on trainings and on endurance runs, yet some runners prefer to use it on marathons as well. The features of this shoe are perfectly suited for runners who want exceptional cushioning, solid arch support, and protection for a more cloud-like feel. The springy effect of the sole offers a more responsive ride for a more enjoyable run. The price of this shoe is indeed worth the quality and performance it offers.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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81 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

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Updates to On Cloudster

  • The On Cloudster features an innovative midsole that delivers durable and reliable cushioning. The cushioning is firmer, providing a great protection and support for long distance runs.
  • This shoe features the 4way-stretch fabric that delivers adaptive-fit. The stretchable fabric adapts to the foot’s natural shape, allowing the foot to spread naturally and comfortably.

On Cloudster size and fit

The On Cloudster fits large and thus, runners must purchase half size smaller than the standard running shoe. The heel and forefoot are in narrow measurements while the midsole is in low volume. This shoe comfortable accommodates runners with narrow foot shape.


Outsole

This outsole of the shoe is made up of durable carbon rubber that provides durability in high wear areas. The Honeycomb pattern in the outsole delivers an impressive grip on both wet and dry surfaces.


Midsole

The Cloudster uses the CloudTec midsole technology that delivers reliable cushioning for landing impact and toe-offs. The high-grade EVA gives added cushioning while increasing the midsole’s durability. The Speedboard increases energy-return for a smooth heel-to-toe transition.


Upper

The upper of the On Cloudster features the 3D air mesh upper coverage that provides maximum breathability. It promotes efficient air flow, keeping the foot cool and dry. The 4-way stretch fabric delivers an adaptive-fit. The perforated tongue provides added comfort and breathability while the non-slip lining holds the foot securely to avoid slippage.