Best Foot Forward: 361 Degrees Shadow Blade

Today's Best Foot Forward segment is all about another Chinese brand that doesn't get too much recognition here in the Philippines, 361 Degrees. This specific basketball model is called Shadow Blade which I got from In Soles some time ago when they announced a flash sale for this specific model. In Soles have been my go-to Chinese kicks store (online) especially when I am looking for Anta and now, 361 Degrees to check out and review. They are easy to deal with. If you are from the Philippines, then you can check out their Facebook Page <HERE> I made a video below and some detailed images. You can also check the tech specs down below.

For tech specs, here is what I got from Famuji sneaker:

1. Breathable knited upper providing excellent breathable performance. 
2. Internal TPU heel counter keeps heel from sliding off of the footbed. 
3. A TPU shank at the midfoot for anti-torsion. 
4. A TPU "meta wing" plates containing the foot not only when making lateral cuts, but when transitioning from heel to toe as well. 
5. Two different density foam pads at the heel and forefoot, providing cozy wearing and boost bouncing 
6. Outrigger design tech to keep you covered upon lateral movements.

While the shoe looks like a high-top the collar is soft and it really plays like a low. For sizing, since it plays like a low, I just picked 8.5 to minimize any too much dead space in case they run a bit long. Lucky for me, they fit fine with just enough toe room inside. It feels snug, so I'm guessing the support department will be great. The cushioning feels fine from the get-go, but I still have to play in these just to get my ratings right (together with the outsole since it is translucent). I'll be playing in them for some time and I'll get back to you soon.


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