New Balance continue their evolution of the Furon series, introducing what is their most advanced performing pair to date. So much so that they even added a “+” to the naming convention, illustrating their desire to take this edition to the next level.
Slowly over time, the Furon has morphed from a stiff and bland silo into an energetic, fluid performing boot that easily competes with other top speed boots. Back when they were originally released in 2015, we went as far as calling them a “terrible boot.” But rather than flat line the silo, New Balance has invested time and research to continually evolve the range right through to this sixth generation.
Where the Nike Mercurial and adidas F50 silos rely on more form fitting synthetic materials, the Furon V6+ uses a knit to provide a more responsive fit and feel. This gives them the added advantage of being more responsive on foot, a stark contrast from where the silo started!
This latest edition of Furon 6+ is created for pure instinct and evolved focus, with a next generation fitweave upper providing lightweight stability in the places you need it. New Balance use an enhanced, low profile, knitted collar that comfortably locks you in through play. Inside the boot, an infiniGRIP insert aims to reduce foot slippage, so you are stable and secure through quick cuts and turns.
How is the Furon v6+ Performance Wise?
On a personal note, I absolutely rate these as the best Furon release to date and a top option for players in need of a speed boot. That opinion is coming from a limited amount of time with them, but already I can tell they offer the type of fit, feel and performance that you can really get behind. You feel light on your feet while wearing them, with the knit upper creating an enveloped feel right around your foot. Because the material offers so much stretch, they are far more accommodating to a wider variety of players.
The colorway also compliments the streamlined nature of the boots shape. If anything, the Lime Glo gives them an that extra dimension of speed. Right through the forefoot, the upper locks in around your foot, stretching naturally with your foot shape. “Responsive” is the best word I would use to describe them. Once I get to test them a little longer, I’ll follow-up with more details on long term performance.
Retail wise, they drop in at $209.99 and are available at SOCCER.com.