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Tech Profile: the Cloud Nexus

The Cloud Nexus is built for adventure. Explore the hidden gems of a city with comfort tailored to provide cushioning on concrete in a design that looks as fresh as you'll feel.


Eagerly peering around every corner, climbing to the highest point to take in the city skyline at sunset. There’s plenty to discover in urban environments if you’re ready to look. The Cloud Nexus is bound for adventure. That's why we took all the features of our best-selling Cloud – designed to take you further – and fused them with technology that ignites your curiosity.


Travel and discovery are at the heart of this creation. The Cloud Nexus supports you every step of the way with our signature CloudTec® cushioning and keeps you light on your feet thanks to Zero-Gravity foam.


The standout feature is the unique new lacing system. It not only makes getting up and going that much easier, but adapts to create a perfect fit for all-day comfort. These shoes won't shift on your feet during long days or late nights, when you climb stairs to the viewpoint, or dare to venture a little off the beaten path.



"No matter how high your step count is, the Cloud Nexus has been carefully designed to take you to new places – and then beyond," says Ruth Heenan, Footwear Product Manager in the On Lab. 
“When we started creating this shoe, even we didn't know it could go this far."


Locked in adventure


Style? The Cloud Nexus has got it. Sleek lines and color combinations go with a range of looks, making the Cloud Nexus ready for city streets. But nature hasn’t been forgotten.



“With every creation, we push ourselves to stay committed to our responsibility to look after the planet. With the Cloud Nexus, we were able to use even more recycled content. Every step we take works to reduce our waste, and with it, our impact.”


To help reduce environmental impact, 40% of the polyester used in the shoe uses recycled materials. Other materials like synthetic suede also help limit associated CO2, so you can focus on finding a new city’s hidden gems.


Get up and go


“We took the sole of our best-selling Cloud and built in the technology that could push exploration further. You'll still get all the comfort of our CloudTec® sole and the responsive hidden Speedboard®, but taken to the next level with Swiss-engineered technologies."



We took the technical side of this shoe and tailored it for spontaneity. Step in and step out with ease. This shoe has all the perks of urban comfort, but with a twist of adventure. Technical features inspired by our explorations in the mountains make exploring cities a breeze.


But if it's so easy to get off, will it stay in place on the go?


We've got you covered. The unique speed-lacing system can more than do the trick, but for extra support and comfort, we paired it with a strap for added security. This adaptive fit keeps your foot exactly where it's meant to be – in your new shoes. 


What easy-on shoe would be complete without a strong heel loop to hold on to? Our heel loop is created from translucent monofiber yarn. This material does more than just look good. It has allowed us to create a tough tab that's there to help you get up and go with total ease. 


A comfort movement 


At On, we believe your first step should feel as good as your last. Hot days spent stepping up your adventures mean you need a shoe that breathes and flexes with you. Technical mesh moves as you do, so you can move more. Long gone are the days of stiff uppers you have to break in before you can really get going. When things heat up, the last thing you want is a shoe that traps hot, moist air.



Constant airflow means you won't find yourself overheating if the sun decides to come out midway through the day or you're exploring in hotter climates. 


"The Cloud Nexus was created with a wide range of locations in mind. Each city is unique, and we needed a design that could take on them all. Nothing is too much or too far."


The Cloud Nexus is ready for an all-day adventure. So, what're you waiting for?   

The Cloud Nexus
The ultralight comfort of the best-selling Cloud meets a new technical speed-lacing system inspired by our outdoor gear. Next stop? Your call. If you stop at all…
Discover the Cloudnexus – the technical shoe for city adventure and travel

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