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361 Degrees Sensation 2


$120, Roadrunnersports.com

The draw: A fun, daily workhorse

Although this brand is relatively new to the U.S., 361 Degrees is one of the world’s largest athletic footwear manufacturers, specializing in running and basketball, and was an official apparel supplier for the Rio Olympics. Now the brand is starting to turn heads with its running shoes. The updated Sensation 2 is chock-full of soft, energetic cushioning that comes from its midsole’s thick layer of encapsulated foam, and also has a twinge of medial support. For an everyday workhorse trainer, it provides a peppy ride that will put a spring in your step. Best for 10K to marathon distances and runners with wider feet.

11.4 ounces | 9mm heel-toe offset