The On Cloudflow is a super attractive running shoe made for neutral wearers. Its pros outweigh its cons by a mile and the shoe is well worth its price tag. The trainer is the perfect lightweight option for shorter, faster efforts. Looking forward to a spring 5K but starting to feel like your current shoes are nearing the end of their life? The Cloudflow might be worth considering for your next short distance race or as a dedicated speedwork shoe. It’s got the perfect combination of features for runners looking to go fast. A little bit of cushioning provides protection and a flexible, responsive design makes toeing-off feel like second nature. The eye-catching design helps make the Flow an even more attractive option. The shoe only needs a few tweaks to make it perfect. A grippier outsole would help with traction, and smaller openings would reduce the potential for crud build-up in the hollowed out pods. Other than that? There’s not much wrong with this shoe. It’s up to you to try it out, of course, and see whether it works for you. But the On shoe is ready to perform right out of the box.
- Great impact protection
- Super lightweight
- Attractive colorways
- Quality construction
- Outsole pods are a debris magnet
- Traction could be improved
- These give me great support, I highly recommend these for local road runs but I have tried them on the trail and they are fine apart from at times picking up rocks with the sole because of the design. The cushion is compensated for by the sole pods and these are very comfortable and responsive. The uppers give lots of breathabilities and also keep out dirt, the tongue can be distracting but settled down after I broke in the shoe.
- The things I love in this shoe are the very comfortable arch supports, the pods do make for a different run, feels comfortable, the shoe gives very good structural support and this design works well for me while running firm surfaces but a bit slippery on wet grass.
- Very nice feel to these while I run, the comfort level is very high, breathability is exceptionally good, my feet never feel clammy or too warm. I can feel solid structural support and no hotspots. Seriously good shoe.
- Perfect, good on my knees and ankles, not as elevated as the appearance suggests, zero side motion, I have been putting in the miles in these without any problems, like the level of breathability designed into the upper. The shoe is proving to be durable, so far.
- For me I focus first on good space in the toe box and these shoes give this, the main shoe holds comfortable on my feet while my toes are free from rubbing, the shoe does not feel cushioned and yet I still get a sense of cushion. Breathability is enough for me to keep dry feet. Like the welded designs in the upper because this avoids friction. Nice pair of pricey shoes.
- These are great for running, very nice overall feel in terms of support, stability and my feet do not get sweaty and clammy, first time to use these pod style cushions and things do seem good. Nice looking shoe, good for running and fine as a casual shoe.
- These are beyond comfortable, in fact, I have run three marathons in these without a single problem, the pods perform exceptionally well, for distance running I love the fact my feet retain being dry and comfortable. The shoe structure does give stability and no side motions while I run.
- This approach to cushioning for the underfoot is stellar, especially for runs averaging around 3 miles. Everything about this shoe gives me good performance, any downsides? Just one. When running on wet surfaces I get a squeaking sound from the soles?
- I have found that the shoe design is smart and helps to keep form when feeling tired, the soles are nice and these pods offer suitable cushion and response, the heel area is solid but just a little heavy, very good for pavements, parks and light trail running but watch out, sometimes the sole will pick up small stones.
- I end up fighting with this shoe, the trails around here have a lot of tiny stones and this shoe is determined to pick up these stones and it means constantly stopping to remove them. The pods are a cool idea but the design was not fully thought through to prevent issues that can happen. One other point, watch out on wet surfaces, these can suddenly slip when you least expect.
- I have not put in many miles, I see that the rubber pattern on each cloud pod is already showing seriously high wear, I don’t know if this is because of my local running surfaces or a shoe issue. Another negative is the tongue, the edges of the tongue cause friction while breaking in the shoe and can actually break the skin. I want to like the shoe but I need time. So far I’m feeling unimpressed.
- First time out in these they sliced my ankle skin open, I decided it was a fluke, I used a rough style sponge to rub away the edges of the tongues, it did not solve the issue, both ankles got damaged. Another absolutely annoying feature is the way the sole collects gravel and small stones. I’m going to knock these on the head, too problematic and the design attracts the eye because it’s a new style but it’s not planned properly.
- months down the line and not a ton of miles either, a loop broke, it moves out of position and causes discomfort and then another broke and this loop flaps about while running or walking, given how much these cost this is not acceptable.
- In just a few months the rubber tube blew, though the design offers cushion it is not durable enough to hold together, the design looks interesting but bounce back is lost and this makes a run harder. Stability is questionable and I hate the squeaking from the sole whenever the ground is wet.
- CloudTec rubber outsole
- Zero-Gravity EVA foam cushioning in midsole
- Mesh-Weave upper combines breathability and support
- Sock-like interior for a snug foot wrap
- 6mm drop
- Available in several colorways