New Balance Fresh Foam X Defender
Our New Balance Ranking: 1st/7
Style – Performance
Price - $129.99
Waterproof – 2 year warranty
Width options – Regular, Wide, Extra Wide
Traction - Spiked
What they say:
Built for the golfer seeking extraordinary softness of Fresh Foam, the New Balance Fresh Foam X Defender is a perfect combination of a lightweight waterproof FantomFit upper and an ultra-cushioned, responsive underfoot feel. Featuring an exoskeleton TPU outsole with Fast Twist 3.0 Pulsar replaceable cleats designed to move with the natural motion of your foot.
*FantomFit upper - A combo of synthetic and mesh, which enhances breathability while maintaining waterproofing
*Welded, form-fitting tongue - Snug, supportive fit
*Exoskeleton TPU outsole featuring FastTwist 3.0 Pulsar cleats - The Exoskeleton is designed to move with the natural motion of your foot. 7 spikes are surrounded by permanent traction nubs/lugs
*Molded CUSH+ insole - Ultra-soft, all day comfort without sacrificing support
*Fresh Foam X midsole - Precision engineered to deliver an ultra-cushioned, responsive and lightweight feel
What customers say:
Pros – Really comfortable
Good for walking
Cons – None so far!
What we say:
We were so impressed with the New Balance Fresh Foam X Defender! It's supposed to be one of the higher performing golf shoes from NB, and it did not let us down. What we love about New Balance is that even though the Fresh Foam X Defender is considered their high performance golf shoe, it is still very, very affordable. At under $130, you get so much in this shoe that you would be paying a lot more for with other brands. The FantomFit upper is surprisingly breathable, while at the same time holds up remarkably well in wet conditions. Combine this with amazing midsole and insole cushioning technology, and you have one of the best performance golf shoes for walking. The traction system can be relied on to deliver maximum grip in every condition, while the overall support of the Fresh Foam X Defender is good but not great. We definitely recommend the NB Fresh Foam X Defender for golfers of all abilities, but particularly for the more advanced golfers who can appreciate all the performance on offer.
Our Score: 67/70
Style Comfort Breathability Waterproof Traction Support Value Total
9 10 9 10 10 9 10 67
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