The 361 Degrees Group is a sporting goods company based in China and listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Their products include running and basketball shoes, clothing and other related accessories. The company was founded in 2003 with the 361˚ brand being launched in January 2004. The imagery behind the company’s brand is to symbolize the 360 degrees of a protractor circle plus one extra degree to represent an added degree of innovation and creativity.
Very little is known about the design features of the 361 running shoes and about the range of models that they have. The information is not readily available via the 361 website.
It was announced in September 2014 that the brand will be available in the USA from 1 November. 361 Degrees USA is headed by Jim Monahan, formerly from ASICS. 361 USA are headquartered in Irvine, CA. The first shoe for the USA market is the 361 Sensation, which is a mild stability running shoe and the Chromoso, a lightweight model. http://www.sportsonesource.com/news/spor/spor_article.asp?section=8&Prod=1&id=60392
One of the 361 Degrees technology is the Quick Dynamic Defense. This is a 3 layered midsole process that is claimed to provide stability, rebound and comfort, but still be lightweight. This gives the shoes and ultra soft feel that does not bottom out.