New Balance Fresh Foam LinksSL

Our New Balance Ranking: 2nd/9

 

Style – Sport

 

Price - $99.99

 

Waterproof – 2 year warranty

 

Width options – Regular, Wide, Extra Wide

 

Traction - Spikeless

 

What they say:

 

For the very first time, New Balance Fresh Foam LinksSL men's golf shoe introduces the extraordinary softness of Fresh Foam to the fairways in a versatile, spikeless golf shoe. With added cushion and a pressure mapping rubber outsole, the Fresh Foam LinksSL is built to feel like a running shoe on the course.

 

Technology:

 

*Microfiber leather and performance mesh upper with TPU eyestay - Waterproof, breathable and durable. Lightweight, feels like a running shoe. Rear half of the shoe is microfiber, front is mesh.

 

*Bootie upper construction - Tongue and ankle is essentially one part. Hugs the foot for a snug, supportive fit

 

*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 -  Ultra cushioned and lightweight

 

What customers say:

 

Pros – Nice and sturdy

            No tongue slippage

            Very comfortable

            Great for walking

            Lightweight

 

Cons – A bit difficult to put on

 

What we say:

 

We are very impressed with the New Balance Fresh Foam LinksSL (SL = spikeless), just as we were with the spiked version, the Fresh Foam LinksPro. This amazing sport golf shoe has exceeded all expectations and doesn't have any weaknesses. Let's start with what we love the most about the Fresh Foam LinksSL, which is comfort. The combination of leather and mesh creates a soft, flexible shoe that is not only breathable, but very waterproof as well. This isn't easy to achieve, so we really admire shoes that pull it off. The new Fresh Foam technology keeps the Fresh Foam LinksSL really lightweight, which means it's absolutely perfect for walking the course. Throw a fantastic traction system into the mix, and you have one of the best golf shoes out there. The smart traction outsole is fantastic because it focuses the grip on key zones during the swing, which means it's also able to remain flexible and super comfortable. Factoring in its affordability, looks and overall comfort, we recommend the New Balance Fresh Foam LinksSL for all golfers who will undoubtedly appreciate it's perfect blend of comfort and performance.

 

Our Score: 67/70

 

Style           Comfort      Breathability  Waterproof     Traction         Support         Value           Total

   9                   10                    9                    10                  10                    9                 10                67

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