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Up Close – New Balance Furon Infinite Dark

NB Furon v5 Infinite Dark

New Balance takes the Furon v5 into hyperstealth mode with its latest colorway release, Infinite Dark. Taking inspiration from the galaxy’s black holes, where gravitational pull is so great that light cannot escape, Furon players strive to relentlessly dominate everything around them. We have seen NB go into blackout mode before, but there is the added layer of iridescent detailing on the signature N and across the soleplate that gives these a little extra pizazz. It is a no-nonsense design that lets your boots do the talking on the pitch, distraction free.

So, what has this latest version of Furon got to offer that we should know about? It starts up top, where a bonded mesh upper is integrated with a low-profile track collar for ultimate response and natural locked-in feel. The lacing system runs higher on the boot than other traditional styles, increasing striking surface area. The speed and acceleration part is taken care of underfoot, where a data-driven directional stud pattern enhances ultra-aggressive take-off in tight situations. Added along with that a Fantom Fit full-foot “skeleton” provides targeted lock-down and unrivaled, explosive acceleration.

New Balance Furon Blackout

NB Furon v5 Infinite Dark Upper

Finally, there is also a new Ortho insert in these boots, providing players with a more comfortable feel underfoot. You can see the liner through transparent portions of the soleplate, with a checkered design dispersing pressure across the sole. But in case you prefer the original, New Balance also include an additional pair in the box, giving you the option. These, along with the traditional boot bag, are solid free additions!

For those not familiar with New Balance boots, it has taken time but they are finally at a level of performance where they provide market value. It took several generation of releases, but they listed to player feedback and finally have quality products in the Furon and Tekela silos. As such, there is plenty more exciting things to come from the brand in the next 12 months, so it is a good time to keep an eye on what they are doing!

You can find this Infinite Dark colorway available at soccer.com

NB Furon v5 Infinite Dark Heel Design

NB Furon v5 Infinite Dark Soleplate

FURON V5 is for UNSTOPPABLE attackers who play with speed, power and precision. The boots’ key attributes include:

  • FantomFit frame technology for clean, deadly strikes at goal.
  • Outsole designed for acceleration, featuring TPU with inlayed nylon chassis for increased stiffness.
  • Hidraskin film for durability and to make them water-repellent.
  • Elasticated lightweight stretch mesh with PU coating for superior comfort and feel.
  • Retail: $229.99

*boots provided for review by New Balance.

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