361° has really made an impression this last year, especially in the running world. The brand was first seen on NBA courts on the feet of Kevin Love a few of years ago and the shoe was, for lack of a better description, unappealing (downright ugly if you want honesty). Now, after restructuring the USA running division with employees culled from more established brands, 361° seems to be doing the same with basketball. The product of these new ideas is the Mazer, seen here.
WearTesters first got a look at this shoe in December at The Running Event in December and immediately liked the cut, shape, and look of the materials. Now we get a better look, and, since the shoe was scheduled for an April release, hopefully see them on feet soon (the review pair is on the way).
Made of an open-mesh upper which looks very similar to the Nike Hyperlive (reviewing now) or the first generation Hyperfuse, the shoe should be flexible and breathable. Under that mesh looks to be a full-length foam-lined inner bootie, although the catalog description just says “sock-like fit.” The insole and midsole are made of the Qu!kFoam/QDP system, and if it is like the Strata or Spire it will play great — light, low, and responsive.
Retail shows $125 in the 2016 Fall/Winter Catalog. Again, review is on the way as soon as they get here. In the meantime, let us know below what you think of the 361° Mazer.
Price: $125.00 USD
Release Date: ??? (was scheduled for April 1, 2016)
Photos via 361°