You may not typically associate New Balance with football, but the US footwear manufacturer has been in the sport for a while. In fact, Bryan Robson wore a pair back in the mid-eighties! Struggling to compete with the bigger players in the market, it never quite took off. Nevertheless, the brand has made another entry with their latest Visaro and Furon boots launched by brand ambassador Aaron Ramsey in London last week. The lightweight boots are made for attack-minded players, but differentiated based on style of play. The Visaro boot is made for players who ‘make chances’ (midfielders), with the Furon made for players who ‘take chances’ (attackers). An interesting angle to differ your product range. I got my hands on a pair, and they are made incredibly well. Super light, but with a stable build. If you’re after a new pair of boots and want to try something new, see more on the boots after the cut.
With a strong heritage in running, the brand has incorporated this in to their boot design, offering a variety of designs in each boot that fit the players needs. In socks, different uppers and specially designed soles fit the needs of either a midfielder or an attacker. Lots of technicalities, but in my opinion, to know if this boot is right for you, you’re better of trying a pair on.