Experience is an asset, and it’s helped the team at 361 ̊ make considerable progress in this Round 2 update. The upper trades the traditional overlays of Round 1 for lighter weight and welded support. The forefoot offers good toe room and light support withits own welded overlays.
Under Armour has shown a commitment to track and field and cross country with shoes for the sprints, distances, and hill 'n dale. The Speedform technology has proven to be quite successful for shoes which require the sleek upper fit, in particular the close fit of a distance spike. The upper is lightweight engineered mesh, with Speedform welding in the heel.
Three Olympic cycles have passed since Saucony introduced the Showdown. Version number 4 steps right in with updated improvements in fit and performance. The upper is a multilayered design, from the inside out. A gusseted tongue of soft breathable stretch mesh against the foot, and smooth heel linings to secure the fit.
Olympic success has focused attention on New Balance's track and field line. The Vazee Sigma is a brand new, top end sprint that saw action at the Rio Olympic Games. The upper is a booty like construction which features a new version of the Boa closure system, with a textile chord replacing the metallic cable, for quickly securing the foot over the spike plate with the twist of a disc.