Up Close | New Balance Furon

Up Close | New Balance Furon

Consider yourself a player who takes chances on the pitch? When it comes to being in the right place at the right time, bursting through into space, first to the ball and defining the outcome of a game, then New Balance present their Furon boot.

Whereas the Visaro is engineered towards the creator, the Furon provides a finishing touch for players of an instinctive nature who thrive on deadly accuracy.

With the likes of Adnan Januzaj, Alvaro Negredo, Jesus Navas & Tim Cahill embracing them, New Balance are clearly out to make a mark so it’s time to take a closer look at how the Furon shapes up….

Out to make an impression with a lightweight package (232g UK 9), New Balance have created a rather impressive minimalist offering that will make the Nike and adidas boys stand up and pay attention. At the heart of this design is the High Energy Return Upper, a thin yet high performance synthetic to hit top speed in.

Just like the Visaro, a plush suede-like feel to the padded ankle and heel brings supreme comfort and protection while the fixed Revlite innersole provides superior cushioning. Subtle touches which you won’t see on the pitch but will certainly appreciate.

It’s all very well hitting top speed but you need to rely on strength and support from your boot and that’s exactly what the Fantom Fit Cage provides. Ultralight and wrapped over the foot, again this is a performance feature which you will feel rather than get distracted by.

The outsole sees a stiffened sole plate that’s been engineered for exceptional energy return and unrivalled acceleration. The actual studs, ten in total, are given a triangular shape for outright straight-line speed across firm and soft natural surfaces. Crossing over from the Visaro, a medial Medial Pivot Zone helps with quick turns to dodge opponents.


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