On Cloud Review

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Review summary

8.4 Total Score
Lightweight neutral shoe with a unique honeycomb-shaped sole

The running brand On was only launched in 2014 and it has already won over many runners. The On Cloud is the flagship shoe of the Swiss brand and features their distinctive sole with a unique shape. It's supposed to provide an amazing comfort and give the feeling to run on clouds (hence the name). While we may be sceptical of the design we must admit that it's very lightweight (only 230 grams for the men version) and very comfortable. The grip of the shoe is also excellent. In terms of arch support, it's a neutral shoe with a low to medium drop (6mm). Also, while the sole seems to be massive, it actually only heights 24mm at the heel area (which is quite standard for a neutral shoe). In short, the On Cloud is a very distinctive shoe that's definitely worth trying.

Durability
8
Comfort and support for a neutral road shoe
8.5
Value For Money
8
Design
9
PROS
  • Very lightweight
  • Great comfort
  • Room for toes
CONS
  • Some runners complain that the On Cloud wears off quickly
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Key characteristics

  • Terrain: road
  • Arch support: neutral
  • Heel to toe drop: 6 mm
  • Heel height: 24 mm
  • Forefoot height: 18 mm
  • Weight : 230g (men) / 183g (women)
  • Release year: 2017

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Technologies

  • Outsole

The Outsole of the On Cloud features the brand’s CloudTec technology. It has a unique honeycomb pattern that is supposed provide great comfort and grip. This unique feature undoubtedly contributed to the popular sucess of the Swiss brand after just a few years of existence.

  • Midsole

Like most running shoes, the midsole is made of EVA foam. It’s both lightweight and durable while providing cushioning to the runner.

The midsole also features a Speedboard plate that’s supposed to maintain the shoe structure while running and optimize energy return through the phases of the gait cycle.

  • Shoe upper

The upper of the On Cloud is 3D printed. It gives a breathable and lightweight structure (the men version of the shoe is only 230 grams).

The 2017 On Cloud model features a new V-molded design to lock in the heel and prevent it from slipping while running.

The shoe also has a reflective TPU cap to be visible when running in low-light conditions.

Last but not least, the On Cloud is vegan (like all the shoes of the brand), which means its production is animal cruelty-free.

  • Other features

Speed-lace system

Anti-slip interior lining

Official brand site: On Running

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