The On Running brand has recently added to their shoes lineup a collaboration with the tennis legend Roger Federer. Back in 2019 Roger became an investor in the On brand, a natural match given his Swiss roots. Just a year later THE ROGER ADVANTAGE sneaker was released as one of the first in their collaboration. Shortly after THE ROGER Pro was introduced, being his first performance tennis shoe. Roger Federer is known for being involved in designing the shoes from this collection and the result is a series of clean, stylish tennis inspired sneakers that give a whole new dimension to the On Running brand. 

If for years their On brand have been known for their visible springy pods, the On x Roger Federer shoes collection , dubbed THE ROGER are different from this point of view. Except the Pro model, they still feature the Cloudtec midsole and the signature Speedboard plate like on the Cloud 5 or the Cloudnova models but they can only be seen on the inside of the outsole. So the performance is still there but in a new form. Overall the design of the shoes is quite minimalistic, displaying modern looks with retro vibes. They feature hi quality materials, both synthetic leather and mesh with silhouettes characteristic to lifestyle sneakers. 

ON The Roger pro tennis shoes


Retail Price: $200

On THE ROGER Pro is the first performance tennis shoe from the Swiss brand. It was first worn by Roger in 2021 at the Qatar Open when he made his comeback after an injury caused break. The shoes were constructed starting with Roger’s 3D shape of this foot and it was built with the needs of tennis players in mind. The Cloudtec midsole was replaced by a dense foam more resistant to lateral movements and fast pivots. It is a stylish, comfortable shoe that offers great support, yet it lacks durability. Since its release a Clay version was also released which has a modified outsole for optimal traction for soft surfaces.

On the Roger Advantage white green

On THE ROGER Advantage

Retail Price: $140

The On THE ROGER Advantage is one of the first from this series which served as inspiration for some of the other models. The sole unit from this model was used for all the other lifestyle sneakers from this collection. It features the Cloudtec signature cushioning but it is hidden so it can only be seen from the interior of the outsole. This adds a more minimalistic look to these shoes. With its simple side perforations the Advantage is reminiscent of the adidas Stan Smith, one of the first tennis inspired shoes from the market.

The Roger Spin black white green


Retail Price: $140

One of the latest additions to the On x THE ROGER shoes collection is the Spin model that we’ve taken a closer look at recently. It is a lifestyle sneaker similar to the Advantage model but with a breathable, engineered mesh upper. This makes it a great casual sneaker to wear on a warm day and even for a pickleball game. This model features the same sole unit from the other lifestyle sneakers from this collection, one that offers excellent comfort and stability.

ON THE ROGER Center Court

On THE ROGER Centre Court

Retail Price: $150

The Centre Court is another lifestyle sneaker from the Roger Federer shoes collection with On. It is very similar with the Court Advantage but with a slight more solid construction and more detailing on the upper. The price is also quite steep on these, at $189 per pair. The sole unit is the same but you get an enhanced look and durability on the shoe that you can take around for casual wear or even on the tennis court. Much like is the case with the others, the leather used on these is vegan leather which is essentially a hi quality synthetic leather.


On THE ROGER Clubhouse

Retail Price: $189

The Roger Clubhouse is a retro inspired lifestyle sneaker that is available both in low and hi versions. With its suede leather overlays this model is , according to the brand, the most expressive from this collection. It is also the most solid of all, with an enhanced upper and a rubber outsole layer that makes it last longer. This shoe is an interesting mix of new, innovative technology with 90’s vibes.

On THE Roger Clubhouse Mid

On THE ROGER Clubhouse Mid

Retail Price: $170

If the vibes from The Roger Clubhouse low  are not retro enough, the mid version surely hits the spot. The silhouette from this sneaker makes it a viable alternative to any retro sneaker on the market today like the Air Jordan 1, Adidas Top Ten or New Balance 650. What the Clubhouse has, however, is some hi tech comfort that the others do not even come close to. They also feature a more eco friendly construction, with recycled materials and hi quality faux leather.

The Roger Frederer shoe collection with the On brand is a fresh new take on lifestyle sneakers. While they tend to be more expensive than the others in this category they offer a distinct design and quality with some hi top cushion technology. They are made so you can wear them all day without feeling your feet tired at the end of the day.