New Balance Fresh Foam Contend

Our New Balance Ranking: 5th/8

 

Style – Sport

 

Price - $99.99

 

Waterproof – 2 year warranty

 

Width options – Regular, Wide, Extra Wide

 

Traction - Spikeless

 

What they say:

 

The ultimate walking shoe! The New Balance Fresh Foam Contend utilizes an innovative Fresh Foam midsole that provides superior medial arch & heel support to promote proper alignment & stability while walking the course.

 

Technology:

 

*Microfiber leather and performance mesh upper - Waterproof, breathable and durable. Lightweight, feels like a running/walking shoe

 

*Welded forefoot water-guard

 

*Smart rubber outsole - Features permanent traction lugs/nubs that focus on key performance/pressure zones. The traction in these performance zones is customized for the specific zone 

 

*CUSH+ cushioning - Ultra-soft, all-day comfort without sacrificing support

 

*Fresh Foam midsole - 10mm drop enhances feel. The midsole combines ultra cush, cloud-like feel with strategic geometries to provide medial stability

 

What customers say:

 

Pros – Very comfortable

            Good grip

            Lightweight and good for walking

            Eliminates foot fatigue

 

Cons – Fit is a bit small

 

What we say:

 

As we've come to expect from New Balance Fresh Foam golf shoes, the Fresh Foam Contend brings the feel of a running/walking shoe to the golf course. Not only does it bring this lightweight comfort, but it throws in golf-specific performance that makes it one of the best sport/athletic style golf shoes out there. Our favorite feature of the Fresh Foam Contend is its comfort. It really is noticeable over an 18 hole round, which doesn't leave your feet feeling fatigued at all. The spikeless traction system is great in that it performs brilliantly on the course, yet is comfortable and versatile enough for walking throughout the day on any type of surface. It's always a challenge trying to combine breathability and waterproofing, but the Fresh Foam Contend does this really well, allowing for it to be worn year-round. We recommend the NB Fresh Foam Contend for those who don't like spending a fortune on golf shoes, yet still demand high performance, versatility and durability.

 

Our Score: 65/70

 

Style           Comfort      Breathability  Waterproof     Traction         Support         Value           Total

   9                   10                    9                    9                   10                    8                  10                65

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New Balance Fresh Foam Contend Golf Shoe
New Balance Fresh Foam Contend Golf Shoes
New Balance Fresh Foam Contend Golf Shoes
New Balance Fresh Foam Contend Golf Shoe