New Balance Football started the New Year strong with the stunning colour updates for the forever popular Furon 3.0 and Visaro 2.0 boot collections.
Little over a month later, Shoot! Editor, Dan Church, has luckily got his hands on the Furon 3.0 Hi-Lite Pro SG boots for our website’s latest review as we delve into this season’s finest footwear around.
Having tested last year’s Blackout boots shortly before Christmas, our running mad Editor was made to wait very patiently due to a long-term injury to trial run the majestic Hi-Lite release, and here are the results:
First things first, these boots look INCREDIBLE!
Personally, they are the best looking boots New Balance Football have released, and it is safe to say, it is not often that NB Football release any underwhelming products.
I have always been a fan of fancy football boots, trying bright and luminous colours in the past, but unfortunately my footballing skills do not match up to the ability and raw talent required to pull it off.
Thankfully for New Balance, the likes of Sevilla star Jesus Navas and Olympiacos loanee Kevin Mirallas have been showing them off recently in the beautiful game, enhanced by the boots’ endearing attraction itself.
The contrast of the highlight yellow and maldives blue, particularly on the studs, strike a stunning pose on the pitch, especially with the weather still grim, wet and gloomy.
With New Balance aiming to become football’s best boots provider, this latest and pulsating colourway release will no doubt help their cause, and should convince Premier League stars to link up with the provider.
Designed specifically for accuracy and acceleration in mind, the forefoot material on the Furon boots offer an extra sense of padding when striking the ball, as well as additional comfort.
The thickness of the forefoot also benefits those looking to strike the ball more cleanly and become prolific up front, with your shot power enhanced, without the fear of a painful backlash on the toes.
Overall, the fit is very comfortable, as if I am kicking about with my friends in a pair of slippers, though admittedly, the plastic curve around the back heel became rather irritable after long use.
But it is the little things with this Hi-Lite release that make the new colourway stand out, in so many ways.
The use of black, highlight yellow and maldives blue makes you unmissable out on the pitch, with the boots looking designer made for the illustrious likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. A seriously striking appearance.
Both New Balance’s logo on either side of the foot differ in colour, black and maldives blue, whilst the back of the boot is painted in black, zig-zagged into the ocean of highlight yellow in front.
Onto weight, and you will find it unbelievably hard to find a more lightweight boot that the Furon range.
Once running around on the pitch, you may find yourself looking down and checking you even have footwear on, as you drift around opponents with sheer ease and explosion, as if you were barefoot.
The product’s TPU/Polyester mesh upper provides that added comfort and ammunition for striking the ball harder than ever, whilst the Fantom Fit selective melt process aids extra support and durability.
Despite a lot of the advantages of the new Furon colourway focusing around cushioning and comfort, by no means does this hinder your ability to explode into action with rapid acceleration and speedy agility.
Designed to stand out from the crowd, New Balance have kicked off their 2018 in sublime style, and we cannot wait to see what else the year brings from their Furon and Visaro ranges.
Undoubtedly, these are the best looking pair of boots I have ever had, so, with that in mind, if you would also like to get your hands on the dazzling Hi-Lite Pro SG boots, visit www.newbalance.co.uk.
Written by Dan Church Follow @DJChurch94