On Cloudswift Fully Reviewed

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On Cloudswift Fully Reviewed Review Facts

On Running is definitely still a newer name in the running shoe world for many out there, but their name and brand has done a great job getting around. We took a close look at the On Cloudswift to see if it actually lives up to all their promises.

In all, we’ve seen fairly mixed feedback for some on their other models, but the positives have, so far, outweighed the negatives up to now. Take a look and see how the Cloudswift fared.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Cloudtec outsole with 18 pods for a fast, responsive run

Single-layer engineered mesh upper

Speed lacing system with elastic laces and easy tabs to customize the fit

7 mm drop

Flexible sole which disperses impact away from the foot

Adapts well

Amazing support

Cons

The lacing system is difficult to use

Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

A shoe that finally runs and feels lighter than advertised! Runners, If you appreciate a lightweight versatile shoe then look no further then the On Shoes Cloudswift.

When it comes to breaking it down, On Shoes are known for their specialized outsoles that are perfect for trail running, hiking or any other activity you might fall upon during your day.

"A SuperFoam that doesn't Tire!" they say, and everyone agrees. We guarantee you'll find them to be just as energetic in the first mile as they are in the last.

Foot health is important, think about your feet needs. Unhappy feet lead to unhappy joints, and that results in an uncomfortable pre-run, during and post-run.

The On Shoes Cloudswift's superfoam is really soft and forms to many shapes and sizes on feet. So if you need that extra comfy cushion and support on your feet, On Shoes Cloudswift is the model for you.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

Known for there innovated midsoles, the model Cloudswift, like every other shoe by On, is made with Cloudtec midsoles.

Not only do they have their well-known midsoles, but the reason why this model specifically sticks out to be more comfortable than others, is from the added Helion Superfoam that is also inside the sole to give premium comfort and protection for the overall fit of the shoe.

The Cloudtec has such a soft cushion that it interlocks the foot for a firm and bouncy push-off.
Upper
Upper

Upper

Lightweight and durable are two perfect words to describe the upper. Made from a quality mesh and TPU band which is high-performance, it gives this model a snug and secure fit over the midfoot. Perfect for long-distance, hiking or any activity throughout your day.

Feels like wearing a temperature resistant winter sock, while also allowing air to flow through keeping your feet cool and dry. It also has the ability to provide the same performance in the coldest days of winter as the warmest days of summer. Forms perfectly to your feet for that comfortable ride you stride for.

On Shoes Clouldswift has a band that locks your feet in place, made for various types of feet, paired with a lacing system that puts that little extra security in your shoes.

Although some reviewers have said the lacing system can be a bit difficult to get to lock-in at first, many made the mistake of over-tightening the laces; once you get used to this specific lacing system, you will be happy with it.
Weight
Weight

Weight

On Shoes models are typically very lightweight; this specific model is much heavier in weight than any other model On has crafted, weighing at 10.2 ounces for men and 8.5 women.

Despite that the shoes themselves weigh more than the average running shoes, reviewers can't get over the fact of how lightweight they actually feel and are.

Some even say how blown away by the overall lightness of the shoes vs much lighter options from the same brand.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The specially designed one-piece mesh upper give your feet health depth. This crafted upper has lung-like holes that allow your feet to breathe and stay dry and cool.

Made for various feet types, it features a roomy toe box and wide forefoot that accommodates testers very well.

Materials chosen for the mesh upper are very stretchy, durable and breathable, giving you a super comfortable sock-like feel.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The sole is mainly derived from the midsole and there's a reason why. It is made from Helion which allows that maximum amount of comfort while keeping the shoe still in the lightweight category.

Although its a bit heavier than its predecessor, many reviewers have said they almost feel like they're lighter. That's because of how the overall fit of the shoe feels. The way the On Cloudswift was designed to keep all aspects of support and cushioning in mind.

This shoe features the soft temperature-controlled foam that allows the run to stay consistent all the way through.
Style
Style

Style

This model has a unique modern style. Designed for urban running, it will not disappoint you when it comes to your runs.

Running is an intense sport, especially in the city, On Shoes designed this model to be able to acquire any activity. Featuring Helion and Cloudtec technology, they were made to protect from impact from running on hard surfaces.

With great energy return without compromise, perfectly paired with one-piece upper to make an astonishing running shoe.

Added to the upper, you have a support band with 4 eye holes for the thin lacing system over the midfoot. Let us not forget the extra support for your ankles which is very important.

Nothing can ruin a good pair of running shoes more than not having the right amount of support in all the right places.
Durability
Durability

Durability

With On Cloudswift being one of the first shoes made by On with Helion, the foam alone combines, durability, comfort, and lightweight materials, making your run feel more alive the more steps you continue to take.

It is a very versatile shoe, paired with a durable rubber band that will return high amounts of energy and amazing traction, even on wet roads.

Nowadays it's all about the foam in running shoes, if its the good old Adidas Boost, or Brooks Ghosts, Cloudswift is right next up to these gems giving you 80% of all you give in.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The On Shoes brand was trying to build a product that is lightweight, durable, has lots of support, cushion, and high-performance properties. And they did!

On created the ultimate luxury running shoe. They decided to construct a specialty foam, Helion paired with Cloudtec pads for the midsoles and made for intense workouts - allowing you to beat goals and make the impossible possible.

The Helion in the Cloudswift makes it possible to be able to explore your surroundings year-round with a swift lightweight shoe.

Made with temperature controlling, high-performance properties along with hard elements and elastic bands, this is a very supported cushioned shoe for a hard surface run.

When producing the Helion, they made sure to make it an energy returning, versatile, running shoe.

Reviewers give this model a whole lot of credit for being super responsive, supportive and with a soft landing. Finally, a pair of shoes that adapt to your stride instead of braking it.
Support
Support

Support

Many reviewers cannot get over the fact of how amazing the arch support is in the Cloudswift. Many of its predecessors didn't have much support.

When remodeling this specific shoe, designers kept in mind of all forms of support - within the lacing system, for your arch, elastic bands around the forefoot, nice buoyancy cell for the ball of the foot - all forming together to make the most comfortable amount of support your feet need in order to stay healthy. Healthy feet mean healthy running!
Traction

Traction

On Shoes' motto is a sole for everyone. They allow you to pick through their models very easily and fast to find the perfect pair of shoes for your type of running.

On Cloudswift was made for more urban runners; if you run on a harder surface like roads or cities, this model might be a perfect fit for you.

Built and designed with cross patterns in the soles, the shoes deliver a grip tough enough for downhill running. Such grip takes away the impact of steep hills.
Stability

Stability

Stability comes in all forms when we're talking about running shoes. For instance, when you land you should not fail to the pressure of friction. Runners instead want their shoes to transform that into energy so you are bouncing back for the pass off.

On creates shoes for all different running levels. More importantly, their brand of shoes adapts really well to the owner's feet. Just like practice makes perfect, you can train away from a foot issue.

Cloudswift has a flexible mesh upper that comes across the forefoot securely, paired with elastic bands and 4 eyeholes for a thinned out lacing system, creating a real snug, secure fit.
Drop

Drop

The drop for the cloud swift is 7mm. if you have noticeably high arches, the drop will be perfect by being able to center your run and giving you a more balanced step.

Some runners don't believe that something as simple as paying attention to the amount of heel to toe drop that your feet specifically need, can help change the mechanics of your feet placement for a more comfortable run; however, that's exactly what happens. Designed for harder surfaces, the cushioning in the shoe helps protect against harder impacts.

Make sure to do some research on what type of runner you are before buying a pair of running shoes online, so you know exactly the type of shoes that will be a good fit specifically for you.
Key Features

Key Features

Cloudtec outsole with 18 pods for a fast, responsive run
Single-layer engineered mesh upper
Speed lacing system with elastic laces and easy tabs to customize the fit
7 mm drop
Flexible sole which disperses impact away from the foot
Helion midsole
Price

Price

With all the features this model holds, it is definitely worth the price. It does fall in the mid price range.

After all, it's like having 3 different shoes all in one. The unique technology that this shoe holds with its soles, traction, cushioning pads, stability, and overall comfort, we can say that the model packs high performance all around.

Before buying a pair make sure you pay attention to the company's sizing charts; reviewers say they run a bit small.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Considering that the On Shoes Cloudswift model is lightweight and adaptable, it makes it attractive to those who run marathons and do other activities.

Since cushioning is the main focus in the running industry right now, the Helion technology specifically designed to perform wonders for your body mechanics is one of the major selling points of this shoe. Our job is to tell you if this is true or just used as a marketing trick.

In this case, it's not just a marketing trick. The actual responsiveness of the shoe is outstanding. Many seasoned runners have broken records with the On Cloudswift because of how the energy transfers from the landing position to the push-off, giving them a much-needed push.

Runners enjoy the temperature controlling parts as well. Being able to run balanced all year round with the same amount of softness to firmness ratio.

Runnerclick makes sure to bring the most accurate information and honest reviews so you don't have to feel like you're making a decision on a whim. With its amazing features and adaptability, we have found that is one of the hottest and cushioned running shoes out now and we now know why.