New Balance treads new terrains this season with the release of the brand’s first range of footballs boots – Visaro and Furon. Making its debut in this age-old game means the brand is taking fresh approach to developing the boots.
Both Visaro and Furon are designed for attack-minded players but are differentiated by their style-of-play. It’s not position-specific, its outlook-specific, they say. The Visaro boot is made for players who ‘Make Chances’ and the Furon boot for players who ‘Take Chances’.
Visaro is designed for the players who need to be everywhere at once; those who are surging forward from box-to-box or wing-to-wing. It features a Vari-zone Ariaprene® upper for incredible ball manipulation, a Super-Flex soleplate for exceptional ground contact and a low pressure zone Instep for instant control. These players play a pivotal role for the team, so a Medial Pivot zone has been built for supremely quick turns.
Players wearing Visaro still can take advantage of the Fresh Foam insock, which provides superior cushioning, and a pro-form last for unsurpassed feel and unbelievable comfort. Visaro players control the game with exceptional ball retention and creative distribution. They control the game with their vision; making passes that others can’t.
Players who make chances on the pitch aim to find their teammates who specialise in taking those chances and securing victory. Furon is designed for these players.
Furon players need to be in the right place at the right time. They burst into space; ghosting past markers, first to the ball every time. They can take advantage of an engineered high energy return upper for explosive release velocity, and a stiffened soleplate for exceptional energy return and unparalleled acceleration. Also built into the boot is ultra-directional stud design for unrivalled straight-line speed.
Furon players receive outstanding strength and support from the ultralight Fantom Fit cage. A Fixed Revlite insock provides superior cushioning and a pro-form last gives unsurpassed feel and unbelievable comfort. Furon players show no mercy. They react first to define the match outcome. They score from nowhere and everywhere with deadly accuracy; striking cleanly and quickly.
Straight-line speed and taking chances are characteristics that New Balance football player Adnan Januzaj has in abundance. He said, “What has been clear right from the start is that New Balance set out to design a boot to help attacking payers – I have worked closely with them from the original prototype to ensure they achieve this. This boot feels like it’s been made especially for me and I know others will feel the same way.”
The New Balance R&D team have worked hand-in-hand with New Balance pro-players, using elite athlete specific data to create the boot design. The two designs give players of all abilities a boot that feels customised to suit their game.
Global Head of New Balance Football Richard Wright expressed, “Over 90 minutes, players cover more ground than ever before and the distances run in football far exceed that of any other sport. We have a very strong heritage in running and applying this expert knowledge to the endurance and high intensity of football.”
“We recognise that the modern game is powered by attacking football. Therefore, we have developed two styles of boots for attack-minded players. The players that ‘Make Chances’ and the players that ‘Take Chances’. We believe these boots will meet the player’s performance demands and amplify their unique set of skills – not only just at the top level of the game but at every level of football.”
The New Balance football boots are available at New Balance Experience Stores (Suntec City Mall, Kallang Wave Mall, Tampines Mall, Velocity @Novena Square, Bugis Junction), Weston Corporation stores, Salam & Sons, and Sportslink stores for a retail price of SGD229.