Men's ON CLOUD :: Take your running comfort and performance to new heights with the Men's On Cloud running shoe. Cushion your landings like never before in this innovative shoe that features a CloudTec® sole with 16 high-profile Clouds to superbly absorb both vertical and horizontal forces. Enjoy foot support in all the right spots with the upper shaft enforcement, and keep impact pressure evenly dispersed with the all-new Speedboard. Plus, you're sure to secure a truly comfortable fit in the Cloud thanks to its breathable mesh and easy-entry, adaptable lacing system.
Features & Benefits:
CloudTec sole: Formed from a superlight, flexible, and responsive foam and provides a signature cushioned landing
Deep flex grooves: Provides a natural range of motion and extreme flexibility
Speedboard: Evenly distributes pressure to the 16 Cloud elements, while also shielding the foot from water and soil
I had never heard of the Swiss On Running company until I was referred to them by a friend, who was sponsored by On. The Cloud is a new type of shoe, so I tried it out. First off the shoe weighs next to nothing. Another great feature is the Swiss incorporated a unique lacing system which allows you to just slip the shoe on without tying any laces (shoes do ship with standard laces, for the more traditional runners who prefers tying). The default lacing system can be changed to make it a bit more tight, but I found the default configuration was good enough for me. It runs extremely well, cushioning is great, and On's CloudTec technology for cushioned landings and impact seems state-of-the-art. I've done some speed drills with this shoe, and it grips very well.
I do have a few gripes, but they're very minor (hence the 4/5 stars). The tongue sewing on either side did tear early on, but not too much where the shoe fell apart (I let On know and they shipped a replacement pair no questions asked). I think it's mostly from stretching the material once your foot is inside the shoe. And while the CloudTec stuff is great, there really isn't a lot of traction to begin with, so you really can only use these for hard surfaces. And lastly, they only have two color options, which isn't that big of a deal, but for people who like more of a variety it might behoove On to add a few more color scheme options in the future. Again, this is a new line, so I'm sure all these kinks will get worked out in their next iteration of the shoe.
San Diego, CA
GLAD I TRIED THESE!
Looking for a wider, cushy running shoe to use for all my runs (short and long), I thought I'd give these a try, and I'm glad I did. I'd never heard of this brand before but am open to new options. These had a perfect amount of cushion and even with the non-standard laces in them, they still had a good fit across the top of my foot. Compared to other men's sz 8, I thought these ran a little long. I'm experimenting with finding a men's shoe (as a woman who needs a wide, not very many of the women's lighter-weight shoes come in wide). I ended up returning these but ordered the women's variety instead and can't wait to try them!
6'3 220lbs, and these by far are the best shoes I have used to this date. I have been running for about 5 years now. Have tried all sorts of shoes, flats, cushion, trail, and nothing stacks up to these as for as comfortability.
Farthest run I have taken on them is 6 miles and not one issue. I mainly use them for HIIT work on the treadmill and they hold up perfectly. No issues at all to report. If you are a bigger guy and need some serious cushioning but still have that light weight shoe then you need to order these now.
Fort Bragg, NC
My best friend and I used these running shoes for the Honolulu marathon this year. Feet felt great afterwards. Only issues I have is they do run small thats why they say buy a 1/2 size up, so make sure you do. Living in NYC and running in the cold temperatures my feet have been quite cold due to the sneakers being a thin type of mesh material.. but overall a nice light ride....
Great shoe so far!!!!!
So far it's a great shoe. I am not making it a 5 because I only have a few miles on them. The first thing you notice is how light they are. The cushion is just right. I love the fact that your foot can still have full range of motion.
I over pronate and have had a bad case of plantar faciatis in the past. I need a shoe that allows my foot to move naturally. The no lace systems sees to work well. I did try the no lace on hill repeats and noticed that my heel was slipping a bit. However when I fun flat the no lace system feels fine.
I would recommend these shoes to others, just keep in mind they are not your typical shoe. The no lace system is not for everyone but it seems to work for me so far.
Keep in mind I do not do high weekly milage. I average approx 50 - 60 miles a month. I am m/43/5'09/175. Hope this helps!
Plus and Minus
The pluses: very light and very comfortable fit
The minuses: workmanship not great (more glue than stitching); longevity questionable; really poor lacing system (tiny holes; loosens easily); would not recommend sizing up 1/2, this is the second time I relied on the manufacturer's recommendation to size up and it was a mistake)
Cushion and lightweight!
When I first tried the shoes on I was leery at first. It only took a few short runs to sell me on them though. I've always needed it issue with a lot of cushion. My prior shoes were brooks and asics. The ONs give me the same support but the weight of a racer. I honestly don't think I'll run in a different shoe. I'm sold!
St. Petersburg fl
So far, so good
I have been experiencing some heel pain over the past few months and decided to try a brand new thing. So far, these are working. They are a most unusual shoe. Lightweight, almost feel like a barefoot shoe but have some cushion. I am thinking these are finally a shoe that works for me.
Nice shoe but not for off-road.
I really liked this shoe but due to the sole construction it would collect rocks, acorns and sticks in the soles of the shoe whenever I ran off-road, which is almost every run for me. So, they must go back.
Super-light, versatile shoes
Big fan of these shoes . Super-light with a flexible and well-cushioned sole. I like them so much, I actually bought 2 pairs, one to run in and one to wear as everyday slip on casual shoes. They come with 2 sets of laces: 1 are traditional tie-up laces and the other set are elastic bungee-type laces that you don't have to tie and allow you to slip the shoes on and off easily.
Comfortable, but not for my foot
I tried a 10 mile run in them. The shoes were comfortable when I put them on, but was causing pain under the ball of my foot under my big toe. I'm not sure if the shoe has added stability, but I was unable to run successfully with them. I usually run in a neutral light trainer.
A must buy running shoe!
My wife bought these shoes for me and she was right, they are like running on a cloud. They are very comfortable and light. You don't realize you have on shoes.
Very happy with some linitatuons
I love these shoes. Pretty wide toe box, light, easy on easy off, great for short , fast runs. Heal drop is too small for longer runs...causes shin issues.
These shoes are great! My wife also has a pair and she loves them. We even brought a pair as a gift for her Uncle because he like ours so much.
Love these shoes. Very light. Use them on long and short runs. These are my second pair. Have to change out at use the laces.
Great fit, true to size. This is a very comfortable shoe just to wear everyday as well as for fitness.
Great shoe..Shipped wrong color!
Like the lightweight & easy slip on.
Great fast trainer, stretch laces so-so.
Grand Rapids MI
I use 'em for stylin' and profilin'. But you could run pretty fast and far in them too.
These shoes are awesome.
I absolutely love these. They are light and love how they lace up.
Happy that I own these
Amazing comfortable shoes. Great to wear all day long.
I would definitely buy again and again
My 16 year old is wearing them so they must be good!
Great fit, very comfortable... Love them.
Men's I would buy again
Comfortable, good looking and good value
Better than I thought!
great running shoe!
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