One of On’s most popular shoes has had an update. Our Account Director, Vikki McGill tests out the newly launched On Cloudmonster 2.

What is it: 

The second iteration of On’s Cloudmonster shoe enhancing the unique CloudTec® cushioning technology that On is known for.

Who is it for?

It’s a high stack shoe for runners who like maximalist shoes for every day running and clocking up the miles.  It’s a perfect shoe for marathon training and doing long-distance runs.

Vikki’s verdict:

The On Cloudmonster 2 is a versatile unning shoe that takes performance to the next level. It builds on the success of the original Cloudmonster, which received a lot of hype and was hard to beat. The latest version features even better CloudTec® cushioning, making runs feel super smooth and incredibly bouncy. 

The Cloudmonster 2 is roomier than the previous version, it feels like it has more space around the midfoot and toebox, so I would recommend getting a 0.5 smaller than your regular On shoe as they do feel slightly bigger when running!  I have managed to beat my 5K PB in them so they must be doing something right with the extra cushioning.

At a glance:

A very bold running shoe!  It feels firm under the foot and feels a lot stiffer than the original – despite the extra cushioning.


Retails at £170

The second version comes at a higher price point, which might be a consideration for budget-conscious runners.

Best feature:

Bright bold soles and a much better lacing system.

Surprising discovery:

No central cavity from the first version (that ran along the midsole) meaning less opportunity to pick up stones and gravel along the way!

Perfect for:

Clocking up the miles and looking pretty dapper at the same time.

For more info on the Cloudmonster 2: click here