I first met with 361° shoes when I was in college when I realized I needed to exercise and I chose the most convenient one——running. So I started the “running journey” with 361° since then. Now when I look back at the achievements 361° made, I feel stunned. Since it has been playing a significant role in the world, its brilliant performance also gives us a chance to re-examine the brand’s 361-Spinject, which was launched in the winter of 2017 and also won several titles.
The design inspiration of the vamp texture is said to come from Australia boomerang. And it adopts one-piece soft knitting, making the vamp very light and soft and also reduces the pressure brought to the feet. Besides, the seamless combination gives the wearer a sense of fit and comfort.
The thick vamp can ensure the air permeability inside the shoes and the fashionable appearance makes the shoes very eye-catching outdoors. It is also more than suitable for daily outing.
With respect to the support of the shoe’s upper, SPINJECT adopts the hot-melt process of PP film on the outer surface, while leather fitting is used on the corresponding interior. Such design will not affect the flexibility of this running shoes, but it can also provide enough support. In short, I think this design is more than satisfying.
The SPINJECT tongue doesn’t square with the traditional overall consistency design. Instead, it adopts a two-part combination design and a three-layer mesh clothing with good wrapping and air permeability while the part directly touching the ankle is thin and light with no padding, which will not cause pressure to the ankle.
The upper edge of the heel is filled with soft cotton, which is soft and thick, making the shoe very comfortable to wear.
The SPINJECT heel is similar to most cushioned running shoes and provides better protection to the ankle and the heel. On top of that, the print on the back looks very nice. It is such a fashionable design that many people are attracted by it.
For a cushioned running shoe, a good midsole is what makes the 361° stand out among many powerful competitors. The SPINJECT still uses the QU!KFOAM system which is self-developed by 361 shockproof technology and includes insoles, EVA midsole and a functional outsole.
With the application of QU!KFOAM system, the SPINJECT sole’s elasticity is very prominent, and the shock relief effect is obvious, even if you are going for a long-distance running. The slightly upturned toe and an altitude intercept of 8 mm between the front and rear part further brings a good rebound effect.
The design of the outsole varies from the conventional horizontal and vertical pattern, but it is a curve design that is tailored to our foot type, increasing both grip and flexibility of the soles.
The material used in the outsole is the wear-resistant and lightweight rubber which can effectively improve the grip while the EVA lightweight material can reduce the burden of our feet.
In order to grasp a better knowledge of 361-SPINJECT , I decided to take a relatively long run. And the first impression it left me was it was very lightweight, not at all like a pair of running shoes that feature stability and cushion.
On the strength of my experiences, the wrapping was especially nice and there is no slippage inside the shoes.
I chose to run on the asphalt pavement for the second run and I found that the cushioning system was always “online”. The shock absorption and rebound of the sole were very obvious even after 20 km of running.
I have even tried to run on the rugged roads, but personally, I do not think SPINJECT is suitable for those uneven roads.
After some practical experiences, I think SPINJECT should be hailed as a “comrade” with satisfactory overall performance. And even though 361-SPINJECT was released in winter, it is not just for winter use. I believe that it will also bring you a nice experience in the summers.