Running Network Spire review
“Very comfortable fit with good quality linings. Has a very smooth feel to the ride: plenty of cush but with really good rebound.
They are really nice to run in.”
Sizes: Men 6–12,13,14; Women 5–12 B,D
Weight: Men 11.5 oz. (size 11); Women 9.3 oz. (size 8)
Construction: Strobel slip-lasted
Recommended for: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics
As a new brand, all 361˚ shoes are new to our market, but they’re not unproven, having done factory work for other top brands. As its name suggests, the Spire is 361˚’s pinnacle shoe. The upper features quality stretch mesh, with a combination of traditional synthetic leather/suede and no-sew overlays. The midfoot benefits from a secure saddle, while the external thermoplastic heel counter keeps the rearfoot aligned. The midsole is where this shoe really shines: A new compound called Quickfoam produces a comfy ride and makes the shoe more responsive and bouncy than expected. The outersole is a typical setup: carbon rubber in the heel, blown rubber in the forefoot, and a thermoplastic shank for torsional support. The finish work here polishes the shoe with some quality touches, and the ride points to even better shoes to come.