After teasing the cleat world all of last season with the mysterious blackouts worn by the likes of Vincent Kompany, Marouaine Fellaini and Aaron Ramsey, New Balance finally unveiled the Furon and Visaro back in June.
Both cleats have been designed to complement each other, with the Visaro made for those who “make chances” and the Furon for those who “take chances”. These differences are reflected in the players who wear either boot. While the Furon is worn by players such as Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo, the Visaro is worn by the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Vincent Kompany and Samir Nasri.
These two new colorways offer a fresh alternative to the original release colourways. The Visaro maintains its blue base, though now in the form of a predominantly navy blue upper. The navy is complemented by turquoise detailing and a partially purple soleplate. Aaron Ramsey is set to debut this colourway this weekend during Arsenal’s titanic clash against Chelsea.
Spec wise the Visaro is notable in it’s Vari-zone Ariaprene dimpled upper. This allows for enhanced touch and ball manipulation. In addition, the Super-Flex soleplate makes the entire boot more responsive.
On the other side, the Furon has been given a two-tone purple/turqoise re-up with a gradient of the two in the middle of the boot. The Furon is definitely the bolder of the two boots and this colourway reflects exactly that. Expect to see Manchester City’s latest 100 appearance man, Jesus Navas, in this colourway during his side’s game against West Ham.
Reflecting the Furon’s focus on speed and agility, the boots upper has been engineered for explosive release velocity. New Balance also stiffened up the sole-plate for maximum energy return and optimal acceleration. The studs have been dubbed as “ultra-directional”, a design which is said to aid straight-line speed.
What do you think of these latest New Balance colourways? Both the Furon and Visaro are available from WorldSoccerShop (these new colorways coming soon).