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CollectionNew Balance Furon
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78 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews
Overall, I really like the changes that they made to the New Balance Furon 2.0. It's the same technologies minus the collar or the heel area that they have changed up. But it's the same technologies that we saw introduced in the original Furon but much improved in my opinion.
Version 2.0 has a softer collar, burrito tongue is removed and I noticed that it is a little bit uncomfortable. Version 2.0 is definitely more flexible compared to the first version that is stiff.
. The Furon is a nice alternative in my eyes to the Nike Mercurial Vapor or adidas Messi boots. With zero issues for myself during testing, I would have to rate this speed boot from New Balance fairly high in regards of it’s technology and comfort. Awesome step up from the orginal Furon.
This really is a better release from New Balance, and it takes Furon in a much improved direction. Yet, I still feel like there are areas where this boot can be improved and taken to a whole new level.
Features of the New Balance Furon 2.0 Pro Firm Ground
- The upper of the New Balance Furon 2.0 features FantomFit technology and TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethane) hybrid mesh. FantomFit is New Balance’s distinct upper material that does not involve any sewing. It is a fusion of premium materials that are ultimately designed to create a thin and light feel. The goal of this technology incorporated in the hybrid mesh is to offer foot support that blends to the shape of the foot, a quality that was particularly missing from Furon 1.0 Pro. The same material is also incorporated in New Balance Furon 4.0 Pro Firm Ground.
- Other notable features from the original version were still retained such as the RevLite insole padding. This non-removable insole innovation is engineered to be much lighter than the other New Balance internal cushioning. With this extra lightness, the underfoot experience is likely to feel comfortable and responsive.
- Another feature included in this boot is the ultra-directional stud configuration. Retaining this nylon bio-mechanical stud pattern sets the pace for a better upper and outsole combination. It is specifically constructed to gain aggressive traction. The triangular studs similar to the ones found in Adidas Predator 18.1 Firm Ground, also allow fast acceleration.
- Aiming to mimic the shoe mechanism in sprinting, New Balance engineered a low-cut ankle collar that is shaped to allow more freedom for feet movement that involves the ankles. Ankle sprains are quite common in soccer and having this unique component can certainly help prevent unwanted injuries. Extra cushion is seen below the joint ball and is bordered with a thin synthetic material fused together to provide more room for movement. A boot made for speed should definitely have this handy.
Fit and sizing
The New Balance Furon 2.0 Pro Firm Ground is available in men’s sizes, from 7.5 to 13. Standard and Wide fit variations are both available.
Like the original version, the Furon 2.0 Firm Ground cleat has a bio-mechanical stud configuration. Also known as ultra-directional studs, the shoe has two triangular heel studs and eight forefoot studs. Four of the forefoot studs are situated at the tip of the toes to produce solid ground penetration.
In the nylon soleplate are also the textured studs. From the lateral view, they look like miniature studs designed for the same purpose.
The Furon 2.0 Pro FG upper material is a hybrid mesh made from polyester and TPU. These are yarns that are woven together to produce a knitted boot look. It comes with a water-resistant layer that makes this football boot’s texture smoother and softer. The lack of synthetic layer brings about a much thinner sensation giving a sock-like feel when touching the ball.
- The Spanish professional player Jesus Navas is the main endorser for this football boot. In one of his interviews, he said that he finds this boot flexible especially for a winger like him whose style of game is based on pace and speed.