Kit Focus – 361 Degrees Nemesis 2 Stability Running Shoes

361 Degrees Nemesis 2 Stability Running Shoes
In it for the long run. The 361 Nemesis 2 are stability running shoes designed for experience runners who want extra support and cushioning for long endurance runs. I have been testing them out over 300 kilometres of mixed surface running and have found them to be one of the most supportive and comfortable pairs of running shoes I have used to date.

I have had a great experience with the 361° brand over the last few years; using their Yushan trail shoes to complete my first off-road marathon, as well as training for many miles on the road in the Strata 3 road running shoes. The Nemesis 2 comes from good company therefore, and I was excited to see how they performed on longer endurance runs, primarily on the road.


The 361° Nemesis 2 is a stability shoe suitable for runners that have a high tendency to overpronate. It is a proven classic; with the original 1.0 model a popular everyday trainer; with the extended medial post providing a secure and supportive ride for mid to long-distance runs.

For enhanced breathability the Nemesis 2 uses a unique double layer mesh; to provide full toe-to-heel ventilation. The MORPHIT lacing system in this second edition has then been adapted to include both medial and lateral support; accommodating more foot types, while still providing the necessary support in motion.

One of my favourite features of previously owned 361° trainers has been the soft tongue to reduce pressure over the top of the foot. In the Nemesis 2, the anatomically designed Pressure Free Tongue has been upgraded to an asymmetrical fixed design, eliminating any irritation of the in-step when flexing. A comfortable lining wraps around the heel collar, and a contoured fitting heel makes sliding the shoe on easier, more comfortable and creates a more supportive feel.

The Nemesis 2 also gets a new double-layered platform geometry. The top layer uses full-length QUIKFOAM and the bottom layer uses EVA to enhance the stability of the shoe — providing a more stable base. The extended medial post helps to slow the rate of pronation at the first point contact; this in turn makes for a smoother transition and contributes to better running efficiency.

Out on the road the Nemesis 2 does indeed feel supportive, superbly comfortable and notably enhances the landing and toe-off of your running gait. From city evening runs to weekend marathons, this is one of my favourite road running shoes to date.

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361 Degrees Nemesis 2 Stability Running Shoes

361 Degrees Nemesis 2 Stability Running Shoes

361 Degrees Nemesis 2 Stability Running Shoes

361 Degrees Nemesis 2 Stability Running Shoes

Disclaimer: 361 Europe supplied a pair of 361 Degrees Nemesis 2 Stability Running Shoes for test and review

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