Who should buy the New Balance Minimus Tour

This is an option to consider if you want a high-performance spiked and waterproof golf shoe that:

  • is noticeably lighter compared to other models on the market
  • creates a sneaker-like sensation

New Balance Minimus Tour logo

Anything that carries the word 'Minimus' in New Balance's footwear implies a lighter-than-average shoe. It aims to help you feel much lighter on your feet. You might as well want to check out the spikeless version of the NB Minimus.

Minimal FantomFit upper

One of the biggest contributors to this golf shoe's lightness is the brand's proprietary FantomFit upper. As the name implies, it is constructed to give a barely-there sensation.

New Balance Minimus Tour upper

Golfers have taken note of how minimal it feels without losing its waterproofing characteristics. And as for the latter, this shoe comes with a two-year waterproofing warranty.

Light yet responsive REVlite cushioning

Claimed to have 30% less weight than other cushioning foams, the REVlite also remains surprisingly responsive.

New Balance Minimus Tour cushioning

You will also experience a very low-to-the-ground and stable sensation with its 4-mm heel-to-toe differential. Reviewers mention that it forms a stable foundation for a solid and better footing during a golf swing. 

Additional padding with the Ortholite

To make sure you feel extra comfortable inside this golf shoe, an Ortholite insole has been added.

New Balance Minimus Tour insole

Athletes note that in addition to extra underfoot padding, it also helps in keeping the foot fresh by wicking the sweat and moisture away.

NB Minimus Tour spikes are ready to bite

Players are happy with the amount of traction this golf shoe provides on wet and slippery ground.

New Balance Minimus Tour spikes

Additional NDurance protection

To make sure the outsole lasts, New Balance added special NDurance rubber components in the high-wear areas. 

New Balance Minimus Tour rubber

Even though some reviewers complained about the nubs falling off at times, this part of the shoe generally ranked high in the durability department.

Minimus Tour has an accommodating toebox

Players are happy that the forefoot of the shoe offers enough space to keep the foot comfortable as it expands during a swing.

New Balance Minimus Tour toebox

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 332g
Outsole: Spiked
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Material: Synthetic
Closure: Laces
Style: Athletic
BRAND Brand: New Balance

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Cesar Monasterio
Cesar Monasterio

Cesar Monasterio is considered one of the best Argentine golfers of his generation. He is one of only 13 players to have victories on all three European golf circuits: European Tour, Challenge Tour, and Legends Tour. In 2014 he won the English Senior Open and was voted Rookie of the Year on the Legends Tour. Mr Monasterio represented his country in the 1995 World Cup. Still active and competing with a strong focus, he is the president of the Argentine Professional Golf Tour and the coach of several prestigious golfers. Finally, he is a specialist golf "Blacksmith" repairing golf clubs precisely at the workshop set in his house for this fine purpose.