Arch support
Daily running
M: 295g | W: 240g
Heel to toe drop
M: 6mm | W: 6mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.


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.


We spent 9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The On Cloudventure utilizes a 2-layer upper, which is breathable and water-resistant.

  • This shoe becomes more visible in low-light conditions because of its reflective strips.

  • Runners appreciated the inclusion of a protective toe cap, which is made from rubber and engineered mesh.

  • The CloudTec® is a sole unit that’s made up of 11 individual pods, which deliver impact protection and responsive cushioning.

  • A soft and lightweight foam gives the runner immediate cushioning to the underfoot.

  • The outsole has been designed to full integrate itself responsibly to the outdoor terrain, keeping the runner in control over the surfaces.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners thought that a fully waterproof upper might’ve been better when it comes to delivering sure protection against the elements.

  • The On Cloudventure has an expensive price.

Bottom line

The On Cloudventure is a neutral running shoe that’s great for runners who want to stay comfortable and secure when they’re tackling the trails. The outsole delivers traction, while the mid-sole ensures suitable cushioning for the foot. Breathable coverage that’s also durable is afforded to the runner. It’s a solid choice for those trail adventurers out there.

World wide, Cloudventure is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, On, is the 16th most popular.

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Expert reviews

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82 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 84
    Red Fox OutfittersLevel 1 expert
    by Red Fox Outfitters
    This is for the runner who loves more aggressive On shoes to take out to the trail.
  • 81
    Jonathan BeverlyLevel 2 expert
    by Running Competitor
    On may have taken a bit of time to adapt their technology to the trail, but the result seems to have been worth the wait.
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  • Women's Running
    Rather than having one mesh all over the shoe, we designed it from zones, so there is stretch for you in different places.
  • Richard Shop Zappos
    These trail running shoes are very lighweight and flexible.
  • On
    When we set out to design the perfect trail running shoe, we remembered what is important: a shoe so light and fast that you can reach the peak in time to watch the sunrise

Updates to Cloudventure

Flexible, breathable and comfortable performance on the trails; that’s what makes the On Cloudventure very formidable and yet very responsive as a running companion. Made from quality components & materials, and featuring technologies that enable the wearer to be more efficient with every step, this shoe keeps the runner performing at their best.

The upper unit of this running shoe makes use of a two-layer upper unit that’s made to keep the foot comfortable, secure and well-ventilated. It doesn’t feel stiff and it certainly won’t make the runner feel restricted when it comes to their movements. Water is also staved off because of its water-repellent nature.

The immediate underfoot platform of the On Cloudventure is a foam unit that’s comfortable and soft. It effectively cushions the foot throughout the stride. It works with the CloudTec®, a technology that utilizes 11 individual pods that stretch back when weight is put on them, and then spring back into shape during the toe-off.

The pods are actually the ones that are exposed to the ground, but they’re durable and they won’t tear off easily. Layered in these pods is the Micro-Engineered Grip Rubber, which is able to deliver sure traction and surface control to the runner. Roads and trails won’t be obstacles for this external layer of the On Cloudventure.

Cloudventure size and fit

The On Cloudventure fits a bit large, so it is recommended for runners to purchase ½ size smaller than what they’re used to in order to get the right fit for them. The heel, mid-foot and forefoot sections of this shoe have medium widths, so it is able to accommodate those who have medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape follows the natural curvature of the human foot.


The Micro-Engineered Grip Rubber is an outsole design that allows it to move around various surfaces with ease. Distinct nodes that have different shapes provide grip on the roads and on the trails, making it very agreeable when it comes to tackling flat and uneven surfaces. It doesn’t break down easily, so it stays efficient even after many uses.


The mid-sole of the On Cloudventure makes use of the CloudTec®, which are 11 pods that are meant to deliver responsive cushioning, impact protection and springiness to each step. They stretch back upon impact, essentially carrying the weight of the runner. Then they go back into their original shape during toe-off, making the stride bouncier and more efficient.

A full-length mid-sole foam is placed right above the clearly-seen pods. Its purpose is to carry the foot well, making it feel very comfortable and well-supported throughout the running sessions. It has a plush nature, yet it’s not stiff, so natural movement is still afforded to the runner.


The two-layer upper of this running shoe delivers comfortable and secure coverage to the foot. The inner layer is more supportive and all-encompassing, hugging the foot in a snug manner. The outer layer is more lightweight and breathable, allowing air to keep the foot well-ventilated.

A water-repellant coating has been added to the upper unit in order to keep the foot free from mild water-infiltration. It’s also a helpful means to maintain the lightweight nature of the shoe as it prevents water from being retained inside the fabrics.

Reflective Strips allow the runner to be seen in low-light conditions. They’re particularly helpful when it comes to night-time runs.

The toe cap is made from rubber and mesh that’s fused with the upper unit of the On Cloudventure. It keeps the toes safe from unintended surface impact and contact with debris.

The sock liner adds a bit more cushioning to the underfoot. An anti-microbial treatment keeps the interior environment clean and healthy.


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