361º Shield

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The running line from 361 ̊ continues to broaden, adding more shoes in key categories. The Shield debuts in the Neutral category and is geared toward providing performance without breaking the bank. The upper is open mesh in the rearfoot with engineered mesh in the forefoot. Overlays at the toe and saddle shape and support the upper, and articulation at the lacing allows the shoe to conform to the midfoot and securely wrap the instep. The midsole features a new configuration of EVA and 361 ̊’s Qu!kfoam. The EVA makes up most of the midsole with a framework for the Qu!kfoam in the full heel and the forefoot’s center for added cushioning under the highest-pressure areas. The result is effective shock attenuation that’s durable enough to stand up to serious training. The outersole is a thin layer of rubber, well textured for grip, and segmented into nearly a dozen islands to flex as required as the foot twists and bends through the gait. The quality of the cushioning, fit, and durability at this price makes the Shield an excellent value.

Testers: “Good fit and cushioning. Impressed with the cushioning and performance. You can put them on and forget about them.”


Sizes: Men 8–13,14; Women 6–12 Weight: Men 11.2 oz. (size 11); Women 9.1 oz. (size 8)
Shape: semicurved Construction: Strobel slip-lasted

Price: $110

Recommended for: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics