On Cloudrunner Review
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I recently reviewed the On Cloudvista and one thing I really liked about these was the updated combination of Cloudtec® pods and a Zero-Gravity foam midsole, providing comfortable and responsive fit. The Cloudvista was a trail shoe and shortly after they decided to try this on a new road running shoe, the On Cloudrunner.
The Cloudrunner is a lightweight stability shoe making it great for those who overpronate. If you aren’t sure which shoe type you need, you can do that by reading the finding your shoe type post.
It’s been exciting to see how On continues to innovate and improve their running shoes year after year. Even if its not true, I feel like I see way more people wearing and running in On shoes.
If you are a fan of some of my recent shoe reviews, I think you will like what you read here with the On Cloudrunner.
Sizing Recommendation: I would recommend ordering a 1/2 size up when buying the On Cloudrunner.
At the time of this review there were three color options. From the time I bought these shoes to the time I did the review, they added two additional colors, which tells you the popularity of these shoes.
Here are a few pictures of the Cloudrunner shoes.
Below are a few pros and cons of the Cloudrunner running shoe.
On Cloudrunner Shoe Verdict
If you are looking for a responsive and lightweight stability running shoe, I would suggest giving the On Cloudrunner a try.
The updated Zero-Gravity foam and Cloudtec pods really provide an incredible fit and feel with the On Cloudrunner. Having enjoyed the Cloudvista for trails, the On Cloudrunner is lightweight, fast, and great for daily training.
I had no problems with this shoe for runs between 3-8 miles. The furthest I ran in this shoe was 10 miles. On doesn’t have a ton of stability shoes so it was nice to see them add another one to their collection with the On Cloudrunner. The upper has plenty of width to make it perfect for those who need a little more room in the forefoot space.
This On Cloudrunner running shoe retail price is $140.
The upper is lightweight, breathes well, and looks great. The updated support and cushion are immediately noticed while running. The padded tongue and stylish colors make this a great choice for most runners.
While this shoe retails for $140, you can usually find this on sale or with a coupon code to save a few bucks.
About the On Cloudrunner Shoe
The On Cloudrunner running is a lightweight performance stability running shoe that combines Zero-Gravity foam and Cloudtec pods to create a great shoe for daily training who need a little bit of stability.
The Cloudrunner has a breathable upper making it breathable, lightweight and comfortable. The padded tongue is a nice touch to improve comfort when tying your shoe. Some sites say this is a stability shoe and some say it is neutral. I would say that this felt like it had a little bit of stability, which is something I prefer.
The shoe has a 9mm drop, which is a little higher than some running shoes, but something I prefer.
On Cloudrunner Shoe Specifications
- Weight: 10.6 oz (men’s size 9)
- Shoe Type: Neutral/Performance Stability
- Heel-To-Toe Drop:9mm
- Forefoot: Medium Width
- Heel: Medium Width
- Previous Model: Initial Version
On Cloudrunner Initial Thoughts
When I first opened the box, I immediately noticed how light these shoes felt. I must say that I have been wearing a lot of On shoes lately and have come to like the lightweight and responsive feel of their shoes.
For my first run, I ran 6 miles. I was impressed with the level of support, cushion, and responsiveness. The touch of stability was a nice feature and something I appreciated with this shoe.
Overall, I was impressed with how this shoe performed.
On Cloudrunner Upper
When you put on the Cloudrunner, you will immediately notice the lightweight and breathable upper of the shoe. The engineered mesh provides a sock-like fit, something that I noticed when putting these on.
The material on the upper part of the On Cloudrunner running shoe is lightweight and extremely breathable.
The soft and comfortable ankle collar along with the padded tongue make for a plush and incredible fit. While I understand the need to have superlight tongues, I prefer to have some padding as it helps when tying your shoes tight.
Overall, nothing really special about the upper of the Cloudrunner other than a solid construction with a great fit for daily training.
Below are a few pictures of the upper portion of the On Cloudrunner.
On Cloudrunner Sole
The sole of the On Cloudrunner has a single layer of CloudTec® pods and Helion foam, making it incredibly comfortable. The newer versions of the single layer pods and foam really have a tremendous feel.
If you turn the shoe over, you will see that this shoe continues to include the speedboard, which improves responsiveness, even with the foam pods. This runs down the middle of the sole and something you can see if you look closely.
I also like this shoe because the grooves are smaller meaning that the chance of having a rock get stuck is greatly reduced.
“Running never felt like this. Our biggest Cloud elements ever meet an ultra powerful Speedboard®. The result? Extremely soft landings and maximum rebound, for energy return you won’t believe.”
One thing that I didn’t get to verify is the durability of the soles as I only have around 150 miles on the shoe at the time of this review. So far things are looking good. While I loved the Cloudstratus dual pod layers, this combination of foam and CloudTec pods feel just as good.
Below are a few pictures of the sole on the On Cloudrunner sole.
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