The Cloudsurfer also has a lightweight mesh upper to encourage ventilation and to keep the foot cool and dry even when running without socks and looks awesome in its bright colours (they look like a pair of Nike’s)
The Cloudsurfer features a breathable mesh upper to keep your foot dry when running barefoot
Importantly, the On cloudsurfer features an 8mm heel. This means that the shoe bridges the gap between conventional running shoes and truly barefoot running shoes as the lower heel (compared to the conventional 12mm) encourages you to land on your mid-foot instead of your heel. This immediately strips out some of the shock that running generates and the absence of any kind of control or support means that your injury preventing postural muscles are activated. By having an 8mm heel instead of anything lower, the shoes are perfect for those runners looking to move to a natural running shoe from their conventional 12mm heel shoes (Asics for example) and you shouldn’t feel the same level of soreness as if you were to jump straight into a pair of barefoot running shoes.
See the On website for more details here