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 run several times per week, always about 5 km. My fried pushed me to try ON Cloud. When I tried it in a shop, I did not want to take them off! They feel even better when running - light, great responsivness, best shoes ever... Do not hesitate to have your pairs asap :-)
This is the lightest running shoe in the ON collection & not specifically a trail shoe, The Cloud nevertheless performs very well on an undulating muddy trail with mix of clay and stones even during heavy rain on a 15km training run. The sole design gripped well and the cushioning provided enough comfort even on stones. The lightness was an advantage running through mud and water logged areas along the trail. I consider it to be a good all round shoe as I also wear them every day as they are really smartly designed.
I ordered these and could not fault the comfort when trying them indoors. I have wide feet and bunions, they make my feet look strangely normal. But we have a gravel drive and lots of rough terrain, so I didn't think the soles looked very practical. I ended up ordering the Cloudventure which are also super comfortable, and have no stone collecting grooves on the soles. But the Cloudventure shoes are waterproof, hence a bit hotter in the summer, so I couldn't bring myself to part with the OnClouds! They are superbly comfortable, and so light, they are ok for very hot weather as the upper is just a fine mesh. And in fact the stone collecting issue is not so bad, I have a metal tool on my key chain that I sometimes use to remove bits of stone. I love both my pairs of Cloud trainers.
2012 Olympic and 2015 European Games Women's Triathlon Champion