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On Cloudstratus Running Shoe - Men's


Why We Like The Cloudstratus Running Shoe

On helps us double up on cushioning without losing responsiveness on medium-to-long distance road runs in the Cloudstratus Running Shoe. Burly and stable, the Cloudstratus is packed with Swiss engineering for a smooth and comfortable ride. For starters, its wide platform provides inherent stability, while the dual layer of Helion foam delivers maximum cushioning through the miles. This cushioning is highly responsive and is fused at the forefoot for a confident toe-off through each stride.

  • Highly cushioned road shoe for your medium to long distance runs
  • 8mm drop provides a comfortable platform for midfoot strikers
  • Engineered mesh uppers keep feet breathing through the miles
  • Dual-layer Helion foam offers max cushioning and a responsive ride
  • Fused forefoot cushioning delivers a more confident toe-off
  • Speedboard between the midsole and upper puts a spring in your step
  • Wider platform provides inherent stability while you are running
  • Star lacing system moves pressure points away from your toe joints
  • Item #ONF000Q

Upper Material
engineered mesh
star lacing system
Helion foam, Speedboard
Support Type
Heel / Forefoot Height
28 / 20mm
Claimed Weight
[single, size 8.5] 10.7oz
Recommended Use
road running
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 2

Rigid mid/front foot

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
True to size
Size Bought
5` 7"
170 lbs

I've been running in Hoka One One's for years (Clifton's, Challengers and currently Bondi 7). I've always liked their very comfortable cushion ride but rarely liked their "look". I tried On shoes a few years ago and although I loved their look, they just didn't have the cushioning that Hoka's had. I love the look of the CloudStratus and since it's On's "most cushioned" shoe, I decided to give them a try. Initial impressions were good. Walking around, they felt very comfortable. However, as soon as I started to run, I felt the stiffness immediately in the front/mid foot area. I even switched to more cushioned insoles (Soft Sole) and I could still feel the stiffness. Maybe they will break in after some mileage, but I didn't want to wait to find out...especially at the high price point. I'm older (almost 55), run 20-25 miles a week as part of my cross training and consider myself a "heavy" runner; thereby have always loved cushioned shoes. These just didn't work for me.

>Rating: 1

Rigid Plank

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Runs small
Size Bought
5` 11"
200 lbs

The popular sentiment about the Cloudstratus is how comfortable and cushioned the shoe is. I was fooled by the hype and am going against the grain to let you know that this shoe is rigid from heel to toe. A hard plastic bar runs up the center of the shoe preventing any flex. I have had steel-toed shoes that were more comfortable than the Cloudstratus. I felt like I was running in clogs. I have been nursing a heel injury for over a year. It has been feeling better in the last few months and I wanted a new cushion shoe to continue the support to prevent further injury. After one three mile jog, my injury came back strong and I'm back to months of rehabilitation. As far as sizing, it runs narrow through the arch and feels like a ski boot. I had an awful experience with this shoe. Spare yourself the aggravation if investing in this pricey shoe.

>Rating: 5


I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
5` 10"
165 lbs

Fit: roomy without being sloppy. Rocker: minimal, but awesome. Lacing: so many options for my messed up feet. Cushion: a bit more than other On, bit less than Hoka. Performance, better than anything you have ever tried. I got these on the road this weekend, and really felt that ON has done something special with this shoe. I wear a 9.5 in dress shoes, and 10 in running shoes, these fit slightly bigger and wider than my On Clouds, about the same as my Salomon Sense Ride SLABS. The slight bit of extra room and stiffer cage around my instep was a welcome change from other On which can be pretty casual. These are higher volume in general, without being sloppy. Perfect for accommodating my current swollen right tarsal area from a ski boot injury. Really impressed.