On Cloudswift Fit
On’s signature look—a sleek, minimal upper paired with cushioning pods underneath—will draw you in, but put it on and you’ll step into a different feeling than you’re used to.
Before even tying the laces, our testers noticed the how the shoe's last combined with the material in the midfoot hugged their arches to make it feel like a shoe with dedicated arch support. The sturdy arch added comfortable structure to the footbed that didn’t impede how it felt when in use.
“I noticed the arch distinctly, and the shoe felt kind of hard when I first put it on, but when I ran in it, I stopped noticing that sensation,” says one tester.
According to another runner: “The arch support is first class. And the shoe is incredibly comfortable to wear around.”
Like other On shoes, it sports a seamless and breathable engineered mesh upper, which gives it a modern look and feel. To create structure and increase support, though, On layered a stretchy midfoot band on top.
Designers threaded aces through the mesh (on the forefoot) and then through four lace holes on each side of the band (around the midfoot) to anchor the shoe more securely. One Fleet Feet tester with a wider foot immediately noticed the additional security as he tightened the laces.
Two testers with average-width feet had trouble finding the right fit for their heels; both say they would have liked an extra lace hole to help secure the back of the shoe, but it didn’t cause any problems when they were running. Another tester with a higher-volume foot didn’t notice any heel slippage.