Separated by a central channel, the CloudTec® sole responds to your individual gait. The Cloud elements are affixed directly to a semi-transparent Speedboard allowing each Cloud element to move individually.
The Cloud is the lightest fully cushioned performance running shoe in the world. Designed for runners who want a minimal running shoe with maximum cushioning. Built from Zero-Gravity foam, the Cloud weighs less than 200 grams, making it a perfect lightweight performer.
The CloudTec® sole is formed from a super-light, flexible and responsive Zero-Gravity EVA foam. Additionally, the deepflex grooves provide a natural range of motion and extreme flexibility.
Forget about lacing up your running shoes: The On Cloud features an easy-entry lacing system that can be adapted to your foot. A conventional lace comes with every Cloud for tighter lacing.
Runners who want a minimal running shoe with maximum cushioning
Made to run with ultimate lightness and comfort
6 mm | 0.23 in
198 g | 7.0 oz (US M 8.5)
The Cloud with Zero-Gravity foam and On’s patented Swiss CloudTec® technology is the lightest running shoe in the world, with outstanding cushioning and impact protection. In other words, reduced to the pure maximum. Experience the combination of a soft landing with an explosive takeoff for an unbelievably light running sensation.
Right from the start, Swiss Olympic Gold medalist Nicola Spirig made the Cloud her shoe of choice: “I even realized a new personal best in my first race after the Olympics with the Cloud”. At the 2014 European Athletics Championships in Zurich, Nicola set her new personal record at the marathon distance with 2:37:12. But that wasn’t enough. In December 2014, she entered new territory: She laced up her Cloud for her first Ironman race in Cozumel, Mexico - and won the race running the 41.2 kilometers in 3:06:19 - after a 3.8 kilometer swim and a 180 kilometer bike ride.
In 2015 the Cloud was awarded the prestigious Gold Award at ISPO, the international sporting goods trade fair, as the 2015 best performance running shoe. "The Cloud from the young Swiss running shoe brand On attracts runners and athletes of all endurance sports. It is a lightweight training shoe, yet it provides comfortable cushioning through the special cushioning system of the midsole and outsole construction. The stylish upper material is very breathable and a true design statement for running shoes”. Urs Weber, from Runner’s World and in the ISPO-Jury
I saw these at the Chicago Marathon expo in Oct 2016, thought they looked interesting, but was happy with the brand of shoes I was running in. I saw them again at a Rock 'n Roll Marathon Series expo and tried a pair on. I remain intrigued but stuck with what I had. That was until I saw someone in a corral at a race wearing the Cloud and I asked their option (they were very happy).
I recently bought the Cloud women's shoe (size 8, US) and wore to the gym (treadmill) and was pleased. I was hesitant to wear a new pair of shoes to a race but in reading people's reviews, I threw caution to the wind. Day 2 of owning my Clouds (wearing only once before) I wore them for an 8K through the streets of Chicago. I am sold! The shoes are comfortable and very lightweight. My legs and feet felt great following the race as well as the day after the race. I wore them yesterday and again today (days 3 and 4) for 4+ miles runs (one day on a treadmill, one day on city sidewalks) and I remain happy.
I see some people prefer "old fashioned laces". I adjusted the knot in the new style laces; made the "z" lacing tighter, moved the knot to keep laces in place and weaved the extra lace under the "z" formation of the laces so it wasn't sticking out. Honestly, I am a fan of this option.
I like the color options and found the shoes I bought matched the color represented online. I will definitely purchase more ON running shoes.
I have been running since 2003 and have raced over 100 races including 13 straight Boston Marathons (2:59pb) and several World Championship triathlons. I have tried every brand of shoe and had heard of On, so when I saw them at the Boston Marathon expo, I gave them a try buying 2 pairs.
WOW! Most comfortable fit, especially with the elastic laces which rock for triathlons.
The cushioning is incredible and my legs feel light and I have a spring in my step whenever I run. Definitely the most comfortable minimilist shoe I have worn.
Only recommendation would be to somehow fix the channel space on the sole of the shoe, as rocks/stones easily get stuck in there, especially in off road triathlons.
Highly recommend this shoe!
I loved these shoes. Normally I get shin splints and blisters with any new shoes on my first run. I went on my first run with them today (5 miles), no shin splints or blisters. The shoes are also extremely airy, I get good circulation through my feet, which I enjoy. I do have narrow feet, so the toe area is a bit loose, but nothing too impeding, I'm sure I'll get use to it with time!
2012 Olympic and 2015 European Games Women's Triathlon Champion