Comments: If your a true heel striker stay away. The outside heel pod wore our and busted within 90 miles. They sent me another pair and it did the exact same thing. They feel great and the pods work well but they wear out too quickly. Need to be thicker or better material.
From: Casey, TN, USA. October 11th 2014
Comments: Comments: quite a DESASTER...pods tore off after ca 10 runs. actually feels rather cheap (china made) when in your hands - not worth the cash. great design though... From: Mike, Las Vegas, NV, US. 2/5/14
From: Mike, Las Vegas, NV, US. 2/5/14
Comments: I purchased my ONs about 2 months ago and I am really happy with them, I normally wear a 13 but the 12 fit well, (they do not offer a 12.5). I was a little skeptical, I am a 5'10" and 190 lbs triathalete, I was worried they would not have enough support in the pods. They are a great shoe that provides a lot of support, cushion and return. The most significant positive I find with this shoe is how fresh I feel the next day after a long run (10 - 14 miles), I normally have ankle and calf soreness but not with these shoes. I have used Brooks, New Balance, Pearl Izumi and Newtons, of all these shoes my ONs have been the first shoe to not have me looking for another. As mentioned in other reviews I would not get these if you are a heel striker, midfoot and forefoot running is very comfortable, I do heel strike downhill and have not developed any unusual wear. I cannot wait to get one of the new colors coming out.
From: Garrett, Vancouver, WA, USA
Comments: Really like these shoes. I hesitated at first because of the unusual design, but I am glad that I finally decided to get them. They have a resilient cushion that is not cushy or too soft and neither is it too hard (like when running slow). They are really great for running on the roads. I have used them 5 or 6 times for runs of 5 to 6 miles.
My fit was between 10.5 and 11. I went with 10.5 and this was a good choice. I did have a problem with the transverse arch feature -- this is an elliptical area (raised 1 or 2 mm) on the insole. On my right foot only, this caused a pressure area on the second metatarsal (2nd toe ball of foot). I replaced the insole with a pair from some Asics, and no problems (also Saucony or Nike insoles fit fine).
I am 160 pounds, 5'11", mid-foot striker running 45ish miles per week at 7:30 to 8 minute paces. I use 3 different pairs of running shoes. So far, I have not used these for any faster runs (thresholds or faster).
From: Basil, Kapaa, Hawaii, USA
Comments: I run an average 7:30/mile. I use trail shoes but needed a shoe to use for street running. Got these to help take the impact away from my knees and "unleash my speed". First use out of the box i ran 6:50 and 7:02 miles with no harsh impact on my knees.
The negative of the shoes are the narrow toes. As i progressed in my first 10K with the shoes, i had to stop to loosen the shoe strings cause my foot was going numb from the restriction. I anticipate this problem going away with higher mileage.
One concern i had about buying these without trying was the nods support. My concern was that the nods fully compressed with me just standing. I weigh 155lbs and the heels dont fully supress. The toes do, but there is a secondary cushion to the shoes so the spring effect is still there. Highly recommend these shoes
From: Jimmy, Tulsa, OK USA
Comments: I have over 250 miles on mine with no issues with the pods. Wear on them appears normal (I am a midfoot striker) Like the cushion and energy return on the shoe. The well in the shoe is deep enough for my orthodics. Toe box could be a bit wider as the On racer appears to be. I also fell between a 11 and 11.5. Most shoes I wear 11.5 these appear to run a bit on the large size but not by much. My wife likes her On shoes as well and it has helped her knee problem like it has helped mine.
From: George, Manteca, CA USA
Comments: Although the shoes felt great at first especially on uphills, the rubber pods in the heels tore before I had 100 miles on the pair...Do not get unless you are a true midfoot striker
From: Barry, Bethesda Md USA