Who should  buy the 361 Degrees Meraki 2

You will love the 361 Degrees Meraki 2 if:

  • You want a runnings shoe that provides efficient performance on the road
  • You want a supportive, lightweight running shoe designed for runners with a neutral gait
  • You want a durable yet lightweight shoe that can be used for daily, long-distance running or marathons

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Updates to the 361 Degrees Meraki 2

  • The Meraki 2 is designed to handle short to mid-distance running. It is constructed with cushioning and comfort in mind. Recently the second iteration has gone through some updates in order to deliver that propulsive ride. 
  • One of the updates made to the shoe is the integration of a seamless engineered mesh material as the upper of the shoe. Because of this, the shoe has become more lightweight compared to its predecessor. To further shed off some weight, overlays have been stripped from this model. 
  • Since the Meraki 2 aims to deliver a comfortable ride, a seamless construction has been integrated into its design to avoid irritation. A pressure-free tongue also eliminates the load on the top of the foot while comfortable holding the foot in place. 

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Size and fit

The 361 Degrees Meraki 2 is designed with an engineered mesh upper that conforms to the shape of the foot, basically hugging it to secure the fit. A lace-up fastening system is employed to provide a customizable fit. One notable feature that secures the shoe’s fit is the pressure-free tongue it employs, holding the foot comfortably in place. 

 

Enhanced traction on different surfaces with the 361 Degrees Meraki 2 outsole

A blown rubber outsole is known for possessing durable qualities that are essential to the longevity of the shoe. It is known for employing flexible properties as well, and it helps disperse shock. It also enhances the traction of the shoe on varying surfaces. This outsole component is also present in the Brooks Ravenna 10

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Responsive rides with the 361 Degrees Meraki 2 outsole

The QU!KFOAM midsole of the Meraki 2 runs full-length and is made of smooth EVA wrapped with PU. It provides superb cushioning to the shoe to deliver that smooth and comfortable ride. It further protects the foot as it has lasting shock-attenuating properties. 

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Serving 2 purposes, the QU!K Spine carbon fiber plate situated in the midsole of this road running shoe is equipped for protection and responsiveness. Further, this carbon plate adds to the firmness of the midsole. 

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Featuring a QU!K Flex 4 Foot engineering, the shoe is graced with the ability to provide a balanced toe off and enhance acceleration. This engineering exhibits the curved-up sole unit in the toe box area of the shoe, advancing propulsion. 

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Get adaptable coverage with the 361 Degrees Meraki 2 upper

Known for being lighter than its predecessor, the Meraki 2 is designed with a seamless engineered mesh upper that allows adaptability to the foot for a secure fit. This upper construction also makes up the flexibility of the shoe which enables free movement of the foot. The seamless construction of the shoe also prevents irritation. 

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The Fitz-Rite uses soft internal webbing that comfortably holds the foot in place. 

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A pressure-free tongue is furnished to the shoe to provide extended comfort and to avoid irritation.

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Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 264g / Women 227g
Drop: 9mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 18mm
Heel height: 27mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.