Arch support
Daily running
M: 295g | W: 240g
Heel to toe drop
M: 6mm | W: 6mm
Heel height
M: 26mm | W: 26mm
Forefoot height
M: 20mm | W: 20mm
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 7.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Many runners appreciated the waterproof mechanism of this running shoe, stating that their feet stayed cool and dry, even when traversing wet surfaces.

  • A tester happily commented that the toe box of the On Cloudventure Waterproof was spacious enough to accommodate natural toe-splaying.

  • A reviewer wrote that they were able to adapt quickly to the shoe, emphasizing that its performance was excellent.

  • The shoelaces received some recognition from some purchasers; they wrote that they were smooth and easy to adjust.

  • Several runners were happy that the sole unit was flexible and accommodating.

  • According to a consumer, the modest black color scheme of this model made it suitable even for non-running occasions.

  • ‘Comfortable’ was a word that testers used as a means to describe their time with this running shoe.

  • It felt surprisingly lightweight, according to a purchaser.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A runner observed that the upper unit of the On Cloudventure Waterproof didn’t feel as breathable as advertised.

Bottom line

The On Cloudventure Waterproof was able to gain the good graces of those who have tried it. According to them, this trail shoe’s components were efficient and it didn’t hinder their performance in any way. One was even able to use it casually. It’s a solid running companion, based on consumer feedback.

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

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70 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 70
    Aaron DyeLevel 1 expert
    by Aaron Dye
    It's a little bit loose, it's a little bit clunky. It's heavy, too. I wouldn't be taking this shoe on a 20-mile run and that's a problem for me.
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Updates to Cloudventure Waterproof

The On Cloudventure Waterproof is a running shoe that’s meant for those who have neutral running gaits. It’s created using quality materials in order to provide long-lasting and efficient performance. As specified in its name, it’s the waterproof version of this model. It utilizes a special membrane to completely shield the shoe’s interior from water.

The bottom part of the upper has rubber reinforcements, which shield the foot from debris and other hazards on the outdoor terrains. Stitching is only present as a means to reinforce the materials. Otherwise, the façade of this product has a clean and consistent look that’s seldom present in trail shoes.

Like all the shoes in the On Running product roster, the Cloudventure Waterproof has a set of pods that act as the cushioning system. Coined as ‘clouds’, these individual units provide active cushioning throughout all the phases of the gait cycle. They handle the impact shock during the landing phase, and they give energy & lift during the toe-off.

The outsole unit features a durable rubber, which is highly resistant to wear and tear. Gripping lugs and traction patterns enhance the grip, while rubber reinforcements on the sides of the ‘clouds’ heighten their durability.

Cloudventure Waterproof size and fit

The On Cloudventure Waterproof features standard measurements. The sizing scheme follows the preferences of runners. D=Medium and B=Medium are the width profiles available for men and women, respectively. It has a semi-curved shape, which adheres nicely to the natural curve of the human foot.


The Grip-Rubber technology makes use of a durable rubber compound that’s highly resistant to abrasion. It has been micro-engineered to deliver reliable traction on a variety of surfaces and running conditions. Gripping lugs and traction patterns enable the runner to get the right amount of surface control.

The outsole unit blends naturally with the shape of the cushioning systems. It doesn’t stiffen the material. It still allows the foot to move naturally through the gait cycle.


The Intelligent CloudTec® cushioning system utilizes 11 pods, which are called ‘clouds’. Visibly seen on the bottom of the On Cloudventure Waterproof, they deliver responsive cushioning for the wearer. It carries the foot well throughout the running experience, and even gives an energized lift during the toe-off.

The Speedboard is a plate in the mid-sole. It distributes the weight of the runner and the impact of the footfall evenly across all the ‘clouds’ of the sole unit, thus making each step much smoother and easier.


The upper unit makes use of the On Membrane, a stretchable material that’s 1005 waterproof and weatherproof. It’s not coated with any harsh chemicals, making it soft and agreeable to the skin. It’s lightweight and it still accommodates airflow into the foot-chamber.

The perimeter of the upper unit’s lower section uses the fusion of rubber and engineered mesh. This also includes the toecap. It acts like a shield against debris and potentially injurious surfaces.

Reflective strips allow the On Cloudventure Waterproof to be visible in low-light conditions, which is helpful when it comes to running at night.

An extended rubber heel cage locks the foot in place and prevents accidental shoe removals. It also adds a bit more security for the foot.


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