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Tech Profile: The Cloudrunner. A cushioned, supportive shoe for new runners

Made for moving, this shoe feels so good you’ll want to go further. Ideal for new runners or those getting back into running, the Cloudrunner delivers a unique comfort sensation that will make you forget all the reasons not to get out there.


Getting out for your first run can be hard. But your shoes shouldn’t stop you. That’s why we created the Cloudrunner: A shoe designed to feel so good you’ll go further – and have more fun on your run.


With its breathable upper, soft but secure feel and all-round comfort, you will love the light, cushioned ride of the newest addition to the On family. Every single component is engineered for comfort. 


Declaring this as the year you conquer the run? The Cloudrunner is the shoe you’ve been looking for. Let’s take a closer look. 



Swiss-engineered to get you out the door


Everything about the Cloudrunner has been Swiss-engineered to remove discomfort as a reason not to run. From the soft-to-the-touch upper and our award-winning CloudTec® cushioning with Zero-Gravity foam, to a wider bottom unit with a cradle-shaped construction at the heel, this shoe gives you a truly unique comfort sensation. One that’ll make you want to get out on a run the moment you step in them. 


"We wanted to create a shoe that breaks down the barriers to running. The Cloudrunner is designed to give new runners comfort, support and confidence in every single step.

"Thanks to its connected CloudTec® and zero-gravity foam, the Cloudrunner not only delivers a unique comfort sensation with incredibly soft landings, it’s also one of our most durable running shoes so far." Marieke Stasch, Product Manager for Performance Running Footwear


Brace for no impact


When you hit the road for a run, the road shouldn’t hit back. We believe in less impact and more running. To achieve this, the sole of every On shoe uses CloudTec®, our unique cushioning technology – and the Cloudrunner is no different.


Connected CloudTec® and Zero-Gravity foam give you a light running shoe with big cushioning. The beauty of the ultralight Zero-Gravity foam is that it helps protect you from the heavy impact of road running. As your foot hits the asphalt, the highly adaptive Cloud elements compress horizontally and vertically to deliver a softer landing.



What’s particularly special about the Cloudrunner is the bottom unit is one single piece formed by the connected CloudTec®. It adds to that secure comfort sensation you’ll find in the whole shoe, meaning you can easily hit your stride and be confident your shoes won’t pick up any annoying stones along the way. 


Leave gravity behind


Sandwiched between theCloudTec® and breathable mesh upper of the Cloudrunner is the Speedboard®. This magic material converts soft landings into explosive take-offs. Simply put, it makes running effortless.


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Every On shoe feels unique. And that’s no accident. CloudTec® technology visibly contributes to the sensation of running on clouds, but it never works alone. Its partner for propulsion is the Speedboard® – the secret to converting soft landings into explosive take-offs for the ultimate ride.
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For the Cloudrunner we created a slightly wider Speedboard® to bring even more stability. Paired with the cushioning of the Cloud elements, it helps return the energy from your landing and give an agile feel as you move forward. The wider bottom unit includes a cradle-shaped construction at the heel, which holds your foot and ensures support – no matter how far you run. So now you can let go with confidence and fall in love with running.


Find your comfort zone



The cushioned support of the Cloudrunner isn’t limited to the bottom unit. The whole shoe is designed to deliver optimal comfort from the second you put them on.


Made with targeted, supportive comfort in mind, the mesh upper offers softness and ventilation. And what’s better than cushioning under your foot? Cushioning all round your foot. So, we’ve increased the foam around the collar and coupled it with a soft-touch tongue to give you more enhanced comfort up top. 



Support your feet, look after the planet


It doesn’t matter if you’re a new runner or an experienced pacer, the Cloudrunner combines the cushioning you want with the support you need. There’s even a rubber grip pattern on the outsole for increased traction on the road.


If all that wasn’t enough, the Cloudrunner is made from more than 30% recycled materials. Meaning you’ll not only experience instant comfort from a shoe that cradles your feet like never before, you’re getting a shoe designed to care about the planet, too. 


And that’s the Cloudrunner. A cushioned, supportive shoe that will get you out there – whether you’re lacing up for the first time or coming back after a break. 


It’s time to step into comfort and fall in love with running.


The Cloudrunner
The cushioned, supportive running shoe that feels so good you go further.
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