On Running has produced a great shoe in the newest generation of the Cloudswift. It’s a lightweight trainer with neutral support offering a great option for walkers and runners. If you’ve been loyal to On, this shoe will keep you in the brand. If you are curious about wearing On, this shoe will win you over.
By Megan Gorgone
On Running Cloudswift has a new generation! Unlike other brands, the On brand does not designate their shoe models with a version number. But you can definitely feel the difference from its predecessor. Some highlights of comparison between the current Cloudswift to its original model include:
- lighter weight,
- more cushion,
- more pronounced rocker,
- continued with the 1 piece upper for a sock-like fit
The Helion™ Superfoam Effect in the On Running Cloudswift
The latest Cloudswift is touted by On as feeling: Softer, Smoother & Swifter. We’ll add in that our reviewers felt ample impact protection as well. The Cloudswift is made with On’s trademarked Helion™ superfoam. The aim of this material: make running on hard surfaces even easier than ever felt before. This super foam makes the shoe feel light, yet durable. It also provides responsive energy return runners crave. Another cool fact about Helion is that it’s temperature resistant. The cushion feel remains consistent regardless of air/ground temperature. Even if running in the rain, you continue to feel traction to the ground. Learn more about this revolutionary foam here.
Good to the Environment and Versatile to our Athletic Focuses
We appreciate On’s environmental focus. The upper’s engineered mesh is made from 100% recycled materials. We also like that On markets it honestly as an urban running shoe – meaning concrete miles. The grooves in the sole are ideal for a cushioned, rocker feel, but the spacing is a magnet for picking up rocks, etc if taking it off-road. The shoe is built with a neutral stability base and is very versatile. Take it on the road for miles, to the gym for a Boot Camp workout, or onto the treadmill for a run …. then even out as a lifestyle shoe thanks to its stylish looks. The complete package!
On Running Cloudswift Stats
Let’s dive into the details:
- Estimated Weight:
- Men’s 9.9 oz / 281g (US size 9)
- Women 8.5 oz / 241 g (US size 8)
- Drop: 7mm
- Support Level: Neutral
Big Peach Guest Advocates’ Experience Feedback
Our Guest Advocates were anxious to put their own miles into the shoe!
Alex found the integrated tongue comfortable, but not super adjustable. He has a narrow and high-volume foot that best fits in a shoe with lots of adjustability and options for how tightly it can be laced. The toe box fitting is fantastic with a balanced feel of roominess while maintaining a secure fit.
He agrees that On Running Cloudswift hits the mark of being lightweight without sacrificing softness or security. The upper is very breathable as well. Which is a great feature in the famous GA heat.
This shoe feels like a modern take on the classic daily trainer. ON’s cloud elements underfoot lend to a responsive and cushioned ride. Such details you’d expect from a trainer designed to get you through the most high-volume blocks of training.
Devin also provided valuable feedback. Overall he was pleasantly surprised at how much he came to like the On Cloudswift. He had a few hesitations at first but it has really grown on him!
Dave is a very experienced runner and racer. The positive feel of the Cloudswift immediately grabbed his attention. It’s lightweight, responsive, comfortable, and feels fast! There is a good amount of cushioning but he wouldn’t describe it as plush. It makes for a great all-around shoe for wearing either walking and running.
Find the Cloudswift in-store or online
You can find the On Cloudswift by visiting any of our 7 locations or by shopping at Big Peach Running Co. online.