Yeah they work as a lifestyle shoe or an all-purpose gym shoe. They actually sell really well because of that fact, even at "specialty running stores" - because most people shopping at those stores aren't actually looking for something they plan on using primarily for running. As dedicated running shoes I think they're about as bad as you can get . I would pick any other major brand over On.
Shout out to On apparel though. It is supreme, as good as the shoes are bad.