On Running Shoes - Run on Clouds

The running shoe brand On finds its roots in Switzerland. Sometimes also referred to as On Running, the brand specialises in the development of premium running shoes and running clothing. One of the brand’s founders is the three-time duathlon world champion and multiple Ironman winner Olivier Bernhard. After the end of his competitive career Bernhard wanted to create something very special: a running shoe that provides the perfect running feel. Together with a Swiss engineer, he developed several prototypes that embodied the concept of “cushioned landing, firm take-off”. This idea also inspired the friends Caspar Coppetti and David Allemann and together with Bernhard they founded On Running in Zurich in 2010. In 2019, none other than tennis legend Roger Federer started as the new co-owner of On Running. 

The first On shoes quickly sold out. Today, On has a huge fan base of runners from more than 50 different countries. The On Running brand is fully characterised by Swiss engineering. Choose On to benefit from premium quality and first-class workmanship. In addition to men’s and women's running shoes for on the road, On’s collection also boasts aggressive trail running shoes and fast competition running shoes.


The Science Behind the Unique Running Experience

On running shoes can be recognised by the On logo (which is often perceived as a QC logo) and the characteristic “clouds” in the sole. These small clouds, or pods, are referred to as “Cloud-Tec” for “Cloud technology”. During landing these clouds are compressed, and during toe off they expand again. What does this mean for you? A soft landing and a powerful, explosive take-off. Thanks to the responsive characteristics of these clouds, you’ll experience a cloud-like running sensation.

Cloud-Tec cushioning is particularly adaptive and only cushions when it’s necessary. On running shoes do not correct your running style, but instead adapt to your personal style. Because of this, special stability versions or models aren’t available. The shoes, however, can still be suitable for overpronating runners. Another special feature: unlike many other running shoe brands On Running doesn’t number the versions of their models.

Joining forces with On’s Cloud-Tec technology is their Speedboard technology. This is a plate made of a thermoplastic polymer that is placed between the CloudTec midsole and the shoe’s upper. This board helps you speed up your running game. The Speedboard bents when landing, absorbs the energy of this impact and releases it again during toe-off. The On Speedboard is completely adapted to your goals. Some On shoes, such as the On Cloudace and the new On Cloudsurfer, feature a full-width Speedboard. To top it all off, On has added Helion foam to the recipe. Thanks to this superfoam’s light and durable characteristics, it offers everything you need for the ultimate running experience.

Are you looking for On running shoes’ for men and women that are suitable for various training purposes as well as races? Then the On Cloudflow - one of On’s most popular models - is sure to provide you in your needs. Whether you’re running 5 km or a marathon, you’ll benefit from a high level of comfort. Are you looking for a partner for your next trail? Then have a look at the On Cloudventure now. This shoe gives you a safe, fast feeling when ascending and descending. And for your next competition, the On Cloudboom Echo with Carbon Speedboard is ready for you.

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On Running Clothing - Heavenly Comfort

Since 2006, the Swiss have not only been experts when it comes to running shoes. They also excel when it comes to running clothing and gear. Whether you’re looking for summer or winter clothing, whether you want to wear it during competition or training, whether you’re travelling over trails or roads: On functional running clothing has it all. On’s wide range of running clothes is just as versatile as your runs. You can opt for On running tights, running tops, jackets or On socks - every item of clothing is the epitome of Swiss engineering and features many functional details, but of course also comes in a sporty and fashionable design.


Buy your On Running Gear online at 21RUN

We are On! In our specialist shop for running you can find different On running clothing and On running shoes for men and women. We bring Swiss Quality to your doorstep. Order today and receive your purchase fast and efficiently within a matter of days. Would you like to find out more about On Running and our On running gear collection? Then take a look at the On brand portrait now. If you have any further questions about On running shoes or clothing, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service - our team will be happy to help you!