Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $130
  • Weight
    Men: 9.8oz
    Women: 8.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 9mm
    Women: 9mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Width
    Men: normal, wide
    Women: normal, wide
  • Release date
    Mar 2018
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90 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 93 / 100 | Russell Shaner

    361 Degrees Sensation 3: One great performing, great-looking shoe!

    My very first thought when I opened up my new 361-Sensation 3 shoes:

    "Wow, this is a really great-looking shoe!" 

     

     

    “Hmm...I wonder how it will perform?"

    The 361 Degrees-Sensation 3 did not disappoint!

     

    Weight

    Even though the 361 Sensation 3 is listed at 9.8 oz. for men (8.4 oz. for women), I was surprised at how light the Sensation 3 feels on my feet. The mesh upper in the forefoot feels light and airy. 

    The shoe feels like an extension of my foot and has not felt bulky or heavy even in the rain. The Sensation 3 has a 9mm drop and feels very comfortable running or walking. 

    Construction

     

    Insole and midsole

    The 361 builds the Sensation 3 on a "QDP System" (Quick, Dynamic and Performance). It is a three-tiered system incorporating a QU!KFOAM insole, QU!KFOAM midsole, and a stable EVA which provides an overall stable and supportive platform.

    It also adds to the flexibility, long-lasting cushioning, and helps dampen shock on impact for both shorter speed work and longer runs. The Sensation 3 impressed me as over the 100 miles in the shoe, the QU!KFOAM has not lost its spring or cushion!  

    QU!KFOAM is a great blend which provides very comfortable cushioning but does not sacrifice on responsiveness or flexibility. 

    It also provides an excellent protective base which has not suffered due to extremes in the weather for the 100 miles I have put on the shoe. The base (once cleaned off) still looks the same as when I took it out of the box.   

     

     

    I found the shoe always provides full contact with the ground supported by the QU!K Spine carbon fiber plate adding confidence and stability to the midfoot.  

     

     

    The toe box is considered narrow, however, the flexible and very comfortable mesh upper provided good space for my wide feet. It also provided me plenty of room for a balanced contact, foot strike and toe-off. 

    I found the shoe to provide a solid base for quick acceleration as well as comfort and cushion for longer runs. The 361 Degrees lists a "W" model for both men and women and I would like to try the W myself as the regular fits nicely for my wide feet.  

    The outsole rubber was firm but flexible and I found the Sensation 3 to have great traction on the road, in the rain, on packed trails or in regular trails.

     

    Cushion and comfort 

    Fitz-Rite: As this is my first 361 Degree shoe, I quickly came to appreciate the Interactive FIT System which combines soft internal webbing, a lightweight and molded counter and the Pressure Free Tongue which keeps my foot secure, my heel nicely in place, and a really well-cushioned ride.  

     

    Upper

    The mesh upper helps the shoe breathe and adds to the comfort of the shoe in both cold and warm weather.  I ran in freezing temperatures and humid warm temperatures and the mesh kept my foot warm and cozy in freezing cold temperatures and well-ventilated in the hot/humid temperatures.  

    Perspiration evaporates quickly and keeps the foot cool and dry for shorter or longer runs on both road and trail.  

     

     

    The Pressure Free Tongue provides great comfort and I was able to run both with and without socks and the shoe was very comfortable. It was actually quite soft all around my foot. 

    The lacing system is normal and the Pressure Free Tongue helps the laces and the foot stay well in place.  

     

     

    The mesh forefoot upper can attract dirt and dust and soils more easily, but I found it is a shoe that cleans up easily with a little work and soap. 

    Use

    The 361 Degrees Sensation 3 worked great for me on both road and trail and I have found it a solid shoe for both longer endurance distances as well as shorter tempo and speed challenges.  

    I also wore it walking through zoos, carnivals, and shopping. It worked great as a walking shoe as well.  

    Price

    The 361 Degrees Sensation 3 is priced at $120-130 dollars.  It is priced competitively with the Brooks Ravenna, Saucony Guide, and Mizuno Wave Inspire.  

    I prefer the comfort and stability of this shoe and find it a much better investment for a solid, stable, and good-looking workhorse!  

    Pronation  

    Support is stability.  Runners with low arches may enjoy this shoe more, however, my high arches felt very comfortable in these great-looking shoes.  

     

    Pros:  

    • Great comfort
    • Great looks
    • Great performance
    • Feels lightweight, but solid
    • Competitive Pricing
    • No-Slip or Slide from the rubber sole

    Cons: 

    • Upper mesh soils easily.
    • Currently four colors--more? 
    • Heel-heavy

     

     

    What do I think? This shoe is a fantastic weapon in my running arsenal.  Works great for both shorter speed work, but also a very reliable friend/companion for long distance and endurance.

    It is a great-looking shoe and can be worn and appreciated as a comfortable shoe for kicking around!  I will even wear it around the house for comfort!   I have enjoyed this shoe so much, I am looking to purchase a second pair (partial to the lime green) or try another of 361 Degrees shoes!  

     

    This expert has been verified by RunRepeat. Reviews are neutral, unbiased and based on extensive testing.

  • 97 / 100 | Doctors of Running

    This is a shoe I would reach for during long runs and longer workouts. Even for those looking for a little more shoe than traditional marathon racers, this would make a great shoe for long distance racing.

  • 85 / 100 | Believe in the Run

    The Sensation 3 is much improved over version 2, but there’s still some work to be done.

  • 83 / 100 | Believe in the Run

    With a little tweaking, this could be a solid shoe, but currently, I’d have a hard time recommending it to anyone, especially at $130, which is a pretty steep price point.

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Updates to 361 Degrees Sensation 3

  • The 361 Degrees Sensation 3 is a road running shoe that is intended for those who need added stability and support during their running activities. It features a QUIK Spine carbon fiber midfoot shank that aims to add rigidity and support.
  • The shoe utilizes the QUIK Flex 4foot engineering. The purpose of this technology is to deliver a more responsive unit. It is essential in helping to create a springy heel-to-toe transition.
  • Holding the foot in a secure manner is the work of the Fitz-Rite internal midfoot webbing. It ensures to provide the runner with a more comfortable ride.
  • The Pressure Free Tongue is integrated into the 361 Degrees Sensation 3. The material is added to the platform to reduce irritation. It also aims to provide added comfort to the foot.

361 Degrees Sensation 3 size and fit

361 Degrees Sensation 3 gives a snugger fit to those who need additional support when running. Because of its toe box design, medium-footed runners will appreciate the comfortable fit it provides. The footwear uses the standard shoe length. Sizes vary from 6-14 for the males and 5 to 12 for the females. The available widths are medium for both men's and women's version.

Outsole

The QUIK Flex 4Foot engineering is integrated into the 361 Degrees Sensation 3. It has anatomically-placed flex grooves that are described as a responsive unit. This technology aims to create a more natural, bouncier and balanced heel-to-toe transition.

Lightweight traction is offered by the Blown rubber forefoot. This component of the shoe provides durability as well.

Lying in the heel area is the High Abrasion Rubber. It is strategically patterned to supply the right amount of traction and shock dispersion. It also delivers added durability.

Midsole

Added flexibility is encouraged by the QUIKFOAM midsole. With the utilization of this full-length material, it provides the winning combination of cushioning and responsiveness as well. As a result, additional comfort is experienced by the runner.

The Medial post is used in the 361 Degrees Sensation 3. This dual-density material is essential in the reduction of excessive pronation.

Featured in this 361 Degrees shoe is the QUIK Spine Carbon fiber plate. During midstance, this material is significant in acting as a stabilizing force as the foot prepares for propulsion.

Upper

With the utilization of the Air mesh upper, ventilated comfort is encouraged. As a result, a more breathable coverage is experienced by the runner.

The Fitz-Rite midfoot is utilized in the 361 Degrees Sensation 3. To promote lockdown, soft internal webbing is used to swath the foot. This component of the shoe securely holds the foot to the platform to ensure a more comfortable and hassle-free running experience.

Another important feature of the shoe is the seamless open toe box. Natural toe splay is encouraged by this material. This feature also reduces the risk of any discomfort during the running session.

A Pressure Free Tongue is an added feature of the shoe. It is primarily designed to lessen the risk of irritation. The tongue unit is focused on alleviating pressure on the laces. It is essential in diminishing the possibility of blisters and rubbing of the foot.


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