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
The best way for me to see how good the Cloud are is to wear my previous pair of shoes and feel how much weight I don't have to carry anymore. The confort is great, it feels faster and my times are definitely proving it. Are my legs in better shape at the end of a run? Probably.
The only downside (hence the missing star) is it's inconvenient to run on surfaces other than asphalt or small gravel. Over a few weeks of running with it, I already had to stop a few times because I had a medium sized gravel rock stuck in. I am not really running on those surfaces but it happens that I have to cross areas where there are some. The street sides are also not exempt of those gravel rocks and I have to be careful to avoid them.
Toller Schuh, läuft sich absolut traumhaft! Gute Dämpfung und trotzdem sehr direkt. Optisch auch sehr zu empfehlen. Nehme ihn eigentlich für fast alle Einheiten her, für lange Läufe, für Tempoeinheiten und auch auf leichten Trails. Ab und zu bleiben Steine in der Sohle hängen, das ist aber kein Problem. Kann den Schuh nur empfehlen!
Got mine because I wanted a pair of black trainers for the Honolulu Marathon. Wanted a pair that I could run to work in and then wear them during work hours. Not exactly sure what I will wear for the actual full-marathon, but it is pointing in the direction of wearing these for the actual race too.
Although I got the shoes for aesthetic value, I was pleasantly surprised to find that they were very high-quality trainers. Incredibly light but with a very cushiony feel. Im a forefoot striker so appreciated the cushion on the forefoot and low heel. I also liked the cushioned firmness on impact and toe off.
My only complaint was that it was a little slippery inside. Perhaps because of my relatively thin foot my foot moved around a little bit in the toebox. Switching to the proper lacing may alleviate this problem.
Overall, I found the shoes to be incredibly comfortable and very easy on the legs. After an initial 13 K run I was left without any pain or discomfort except for slight discomfort under the laces in the right foot. Again, proper lacing may alleviate this problem too.
These shoes look great, feel comfortable, and are light and fast as can be.
2012 Olympic and 2015 European Games Women's Triathlon Champion