Recently, I decided to add another shoe into my rotation. I haven’t run in ON for a couple of years, but I thought it would be fun to add. The Cloudflow is a lightweight neutral shoe. The Swiss company, ON, is known for their looks of a running shoe and they impress many.
ON Cloudflow Upper Info
The brand, ON, is narrow with all of their shoes. I would personally benefit from them making a wider last. However, the Cloudflow fits comfortably. Typically I wear size 10-11 wide shoes, and a 10is fine. Despite being more narrow, the Cloudflow does fit more true to size than many brands.
The upper itself is seamless and moves with your foot. It accommodates wider widths as well as bunions well. In all, it’s not a bad fit.
ON Cloudflow Ride:
I like the brand, ON, because their technology in shoes is noticeable and apparent. The sole uses a “Cloud-Tec sole,” which uses 18 individual “clouds” to displace pressure. Since the “clouds” are hallow, the shoe is very light.
A few things about the “Cloud-Tec” sole that makes me hesitant:
- It collects rocks. If you run on gravel, dirt, or even road, you will probably collect a few at the bottom.
- It doesn’t grip well to ice or in inclement conditions.
I’ve run a few workouts as well as 10 miles, and they’ve been fine in those situations.Personally, I do like the Cloudflow but prefer it for ideal conditions or the treadmill. I find it best suited there. For me, this is an excellent shoe for longer workouts or faster workouts. I’ve used it for everything from a 6-mile tempo to a 10-mile easy run, and I think the best place in my rotation is tempo runs. It feels more connected to the ground than many brands.
ON Cloudflow Conclusions
I like the ON Cloudflow, and I believe it has a place in my rotation. I think it’s a good lightweight shoe. It reminds me a lot of lighter adidas shoes.
Other shoes in my rotation:
Workouts: Nike Zoom Fly, ON Cloudflow
Questions for you:
Have you tried ON Running shoes?
What is your current favorite shoe?