About the On Brand
On 3.333333 5 Average Rating:
The story behind On running shoes began when a creative Swiss footwear engineer forged a symbiotic alliance with Olivier Bernhard, winner of three World Duathalon championships and multiple Ironman events. At the time, Olivier had been searching for a new kind of running shoe that could provide better impact cushioning without sacrificing a powerful push-off. After countless hours of R&D and dozens of prototypes, the revolutionary CloudTec® system was born. Soon after, the flagship pair of On running shoes hit the market in 2010, and this innovation-driven brand has been outrunning boundaries ever since. If you’ve been looking for footwear that adapts to your individual foot strike, helping transform your natural motion into propulsion, consider making the transition to On running shoes.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Busy Girl from KY on Wednesday, July 20, 2016The shoe just didn't fit. Weird insole, too much cushioning and not enough arch support, tight in the heel. They are going back.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by melly from roanoke va on Thursday, May 5, 2016Nice shoe, but not enough support for me. I could tell when I put them on they were going to cause hot spots all over so I did not try to wear them or else I would not be able to return. Just not the shoe for me
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Happy Customer from Alabama on Saturday, April 16, 2016I'm not a runner, I enjoy working out with weights and after receiving these shoes I was eager to get into the gym. They did great! I've even been inspired to get on the treadmill and I feel like these shoes really help step up my running game. They are really comfortable! The arch is in the perfect place for my foot and the shoe forces you to keep your weight in your heels. I will say my ancles were a little sore after wearing for a few days. I normally wear a 7 but ordered a 6.5 and they fit great! Would Def recommend.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Pamela from Texas on Friday, March 11, 2016This shoe is very comfortable but both of the shoes squeak when I walk. This sound is very annoying.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Michele from Indiana on Sunday, February 28, 2016Love the shoes from the first run! Would highly recommend these shoes to anyone.
Reviewed by Vortex from Georgia on Friday, January 29, 2016My normal shoe size is 8.5-9 and for running shoes I usually go up 0.5-1 size so I got these Cloudsurfers in 9.5 (a new brand for me but recommended for my excercise style). I think the sizing is accurate and also think I could have been fine with a 9. The shoes are roomy from heel to toes so if your foot is narrow you might find that there is too much wiggle room. I chose the raspberry color but it was a difficult choice between that and the grey; it's not neon-like but will get you noticed (in a positive way).
The mesh fabric is soft and the shoes required no breaking in. On the first day I wore them to work (sitting-walking) and later to the gym for some elliptical training and had no issues with fit or comfort. I'm very much a heel striker so it'll be interesting to see what kind of wear pattern will show up. Decidedly a different feel from minimalist shoes but also not overly bouncy. Somehow I had expected a trampoline effect but it wasn't the case but I felt I had a little spring in my step.
My only concern is how well the mesh will hold, i.e. at what point will my big toe poke through the mesh. There seems to be fabric "guard" close to the big toe area but at least in my case it is positioned slightly off from my toe so exactly helping much.
There is some arch support but if you need more then you might want to check other shoes. As said I felt that these are roomy shoes so you might be able to fit in orthodotics if needed.