361˚ Sensation 2 £100
361˚ is a Chinese brand that is only outsold in its homeland by Nike. The Sensation 2 is light, slim and flexible, yet has broad appeal, suitable for interval sessions or long runs depending on your size and biomechanics. Cushioning and flexibility were rated as middling in the RW Shoe Lab, which explains their suitability for both racing and mediumdistance runs. The fit was superb, but testers did have one quibble: the laces are so short you can only tie a single knot.