How To Tighten On Cloud Speed Laces: Easy Steps for a Perfect Fit!

Learn to adjust your On Cloud shoes for a snug and comfortable fit in just a few minutes.


All opinions are our own and never influenced by brands. If you buy through links, we may earn a commission.

Are you ready to learn my sneaky tips on how to tighten On Cloud Speed Laces? You’ve probably struggled to tighten those elastic laces on your On Cloud shoes, which is why you’ve searched for, and found this article. Today, I’m going to demonstrate how to adjust On Cloud speed laces to ensure your shoes fit perfectly, no matter your foot size. Whether you’re gearing up for an intense workout or just want a snug fit for your daily run, you’re in the right place. Let’s get those laces tightened and your shoes ready for action!

Before we jump in, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter for more tips, shoe reviews, and outdoor gear insights. Now, let’s get lacing!

Understanding On Cloud Speed Laces

How To Tighten On Cloud Speed Laces

On Cloud shoes come equipped with elastic laces, often referred to by On as speed laces which are great when they fit right but most people will need to adjust them to get the perfect fit, myself included. These laces are designed to provide a secure fit quickly and effortlessly.

Straight out of the box, these laces might be perfect for medium to large-sized feet, offering a snug fit. However, if your feet are on the slimmer side, you might find them a bit loose. The good news is, adjusting these laces to fit your feet perfectly is very easy.

Read next: On Cloud roundups:

How To Tighten On Cloud Speed Laces (Step-by-Step Guide)

If these instructions don’t seem to make sense, please watch my video demonstration above and all will become crystal clear.

Step 1: Identify the Knot

Take a look at the top of your On Cloud shoe laces – you’ll notice a small knot. This knot is your starting point for adjusting the tightness of your speed laces.

Step 2: Pull, Fold, and loop underneath

Gently pull on the knot and fold it inward. This step helps in making the laces tighter by locking an extra knot in place. Ensure the knot is secure so that it doesn’t come undone while you’re on the move.

Step 3: Adjust and Even Out

After looping, adjust the laces back to ensure they are evenly snug across your feet. This step is all about making minor tweaks until you achieve the perfect fit. If you need them even tighter, repeat the process on the other end of the laces.

Step 4: Secure the Knot

Finally, make sure the knot is tight and secure. This ensures that your adjustment won’t come undone during high-intensity workouts or runs. A secure knot is essential for maintaining the fit and comfort of your On Cloud shoes.

Testing the Fit

Now that you’ve adjusted the laces, it’s time to test the fit. Walk around, perform a few quick movements to see if the laces hold up. If they still feel a bit loose, you can repeat the process until you find the perfect tightness.

Alternative methods for tightening On Cloud laces

You other alternatives, are to create a knot further down and cut off the loose laces, which is a more destructive method which I tend to avoid, just in case I need the extra length of the laces when wearing thicker socks for example.

You can also switch out the elasticated laces for more traditional laces and go that route if you like.

Why Tight Laces Matter

Having the right fit is crucial, especially if you’re engaging in high-intensity workouts or running. Loose laces can lead to discomfort, blisters, and even injury. By ensuring your speed laces are tight and secure, you’re not only improving comfort but also enhancing performance. Tight laces provide better support and stability, allowing you to move more confidently.

Additional Tips

  • Regular Checks: Periodically check your laces to ensure they remain tight. Elastic laces can stretch over time, so occasional adjustments might be necessary.
  • Stay Informed: Subscribe to our newsletter and subscribe to our Youtube Channel for more tips, running shoe reviews, and running advice to keep you on top of your game.


Adjusting the speed laces on your On Cloud shoes is a simple yet effective way to ensure a snug fit, enhancing both comfort and performance. With just a few easy steps, you can customize your laces to fit your feet perfectly, making every run or workout a pleasure.

If you found this guide on how to tighten On Cloud Speed Laces helpful, please drop me a comment below, and share it with others who might benefit from it. Happy running! -Alastair

As the founder of Trail & Kale, and seasoned marathoner & ultrarunner, Alastair loves bringing our readers independent running shoe reviews and gear insights to help you run your best. Learn more about Trail & Kale here.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

New Shoe Reviews
Fresh drops from our reviewers

On Cloudspark Review: Tempo Running Shoes With...

Our On Cloudspark review explains what you need to know about these speed-focused tempo running shoes from On.

Teva Aventrail Review: Embrace the Trail with...

For some, trail running is more a feeling than a sport. Aventrail's blend of sandal comfort and trail running performance needs to be bottled by Teva.

New Balance 880 v14 Review: Is This...

The New Balance 880 v14 is a do-everything daily trainer for running and more, but there is room for improvement, where serious runners are concerned.

Updated Roundups
Top performing gear

14+ Best On Running Shoes [2024] Ranked...

Welcome to the ULTIMATE On Running shoes buyer's guide, complete with reviews + rankings of the best On running shoes available | YES, I've reviewed them all!

5 Best Stability Running Shoes [2024]: Best...

These are the best stability running shoes for overpronation to keep your stride steady and injury-free.

5 Best Nike Running Shoes of 2024...

These are best Nike running shoes that I have tested, with detailed reviews and expert insights.
Trail & Kale Running Co logo Email Newsletter

Join Our Community

Gear Reviews + Stories

Rumpl’s Farewell Sale Is Here With 40%...

40% Off Original Puffy & 25% Off NanoLoft and Down Puffy Blankets. Perfect for post race picnics, camping, or cozy nights at home!

On Introduces ‘LightSpray’, The Next Leap in...

Exploring On LightSpray technology and the hyper-light Cloudboom Strike LS race shoe, combining elite performance w/ eco-friendly running shoes.

Running Shoe Drops And Stack Height Explained...

This is how heel-to-toe differential and stack height can impact your running performance and comfort.

Training Plans
5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultramarathons

Training Plans [PDFs]