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Tech Profile: The Cloud Hi Monochrome

The Cloud family welcomes a new member: The Cloud Hi Monochrome. Here’s a closer look at the design and technology behind the shoe.


The Cloud is the bestselling On ever – for good reason. Its ultralight yet fully cushioned feel and minimalist design make it an ideal choice for your everyday adventures. When we created the Cloud Hi, we took that same all-day performance to new heights. Now, we introduce the latest addition to the Hi collection; the Cloud Hi Monochrome.


Bright shades combined with a unique silhouette means statement style in performance that doesn’t quit. Designed for a head-turning look and Swiss-engineered with technology that delivers premium comfort all day. It’s for those who demand more than just style for their everyday. 


This is an in-depth look at the tech that makes the Cloud Hi Monochrome Never Not On.



Hi comfort: The upper 


The mid-top collar height adds reassuring comfort around the ankle for a more protective feel. The Cloud Hi Monochrome offers instant step-in comfort delivered by its no-tie speed-lacing system, just like the Cloud. The LoopLock speed-lacing has a clip-and-go design, so you’re laced up and ready to roll at a moment’s notice.


The laces keep the style of the shoe minimal but also incredibly practical – perfect if you have cold hands or you’re in a rush. As with the Cloud, the lace can be adjusted so you get the perfect fit every time you step in. 


The material of the upper is also a key feature. The Cloud Hi Monochrome features not only smart tech, but a smart yet understated look, thanks to the use of smooth canvas and vegan suede in monochrome colorways. As ever with On shoes, form follows function and these materials not only add urban style but element protection and premium all-day comfort. The Cloud Hi Monochrome is full performance in full color. 



Hi power: The Speedboard™


The Cloud Hi Monochrome is a shoe engineered for on-foot urban adventure, outdoor exploration and travel. It’s not a running shoe, but its non-stop performance on hard surfaces comes from its running shoe DNA. Like all On shoes, it features a purpose-made Speedboard™. Sitting just under the foot and above the CloudTec® midsole, this ensures a smooth transition every step. As you move, it flexes and fires, converting the energy generated by your foot on landing into forward motion. Designed to help athletes break records, this is elite technology for your everyday. 


Hi cushioning: CloudTec® 


The cushioning of the CloudTec® technology is as revolutionary for all-day performance as it is for running. The individual Cloud elements on the outsole of the Cloud Hi Monochrome compress both horizontally and vertically, cushioning the impact of forward motion as your foot hits the ground. Once compressed, the Clouds become a firm platform to push off from, working with the Speedboard™ to fire you into your next stride. The result? You cover more ground while using less energy. 



The CloudTec® midsole of the Cloud Hi Monochrome features foam cushioning that’s engineered without compromise for ultimate performance in urban environments. It’s lightweight yet durable, soft yet responsive and is highly temperature resistance, meaning the feeling stays consistent whether you’re checking off your to-do list in the summer or on the move all day in cooler climates.


For varied conditions underfoot, the Cloud Hi Monochrome has a grip-rubber overlay with a bold traction pattern for hold on smooth surfaces. 



The Cloud Hi Monochrome is the modern urban adventure shoe in bold block color. It’s Swiss-engineered for those who explore urban environments whether that’s your every day errand or frequent travel. With technology taken from elite-level On performance running shoes, this is the shoe for those who find inspiration on the move and want to do it in full color.


The Cloud Hi Monochrome
All-day performance in bold block color.
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The first of its kind: The Cloud Hi


The profile of the Cloud became an icon and the Cloud Hi was the first of its kind to take this silhouette higher. We reimagined the all-day performance of the Cloud with a totally new look. The higher collar added more support and protection, and statement upper design added smart detailing, making it an easy choice for an everyday look. Designed for daily adventures with all the Swiss-engineering you come to expect from On. The Cloud Hi became a game-changer.


The Cloud Hi
The modern all-day adventure shoe for urban explorers.
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Taken to the Edge: The Cloud Hi Edge


The limited-edition Cloud Hi Edge is a different take on the urban performance and comfort of the Cloud Hi and Cloud Hi Monochrome. It might share the same performance technologies, but it features a unique experimental upper and a distinctly different character. The Cloud Hi Edge is pushing exploration in materials and design to the edge.


While form still follows function, the upper of the Cloud Hi Edge is an experiment in comfort, color and style. As On Head of Design Thilo Brunner explained, “What brought the design team to the edge on this one was combining a very technical outsole with an upper that is inspired by two worlds – the world of performance running and the world of streetwear. What we have created is an entirely new silhouette.” 


In profile, the extreme rocker shape of the shoe is instantly recognizable, indicating the fast-firing Speedboard™ within. Add in the comfort of CloudTec® and there’s no mistaking that this is a shoe made for performance. The Cloud Hi Edge is made for those who push urban exploration and street-ready style to the Edge. 


The Cloud Hi Edge
The experimental edition pushing exploration in materials and design to the Edge.
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