New Balance Striker v2

Our New Balance Ranking: 6th/8

 

Style – Performance

 

Price - $99.99

 

Waterproof – 2 year warranty

 

Width options – Regular, Wide, Extra Wide

 

Traction - Spiked

 

What they say:

 

Be comfortable for a full day on the green. We have integrated the latest running technology into our New Balance Striker v2 golf shoes to provide endless comfort.

 

Technology:

 

*Microfiber leather upper with FantomFit support - Infused into the upper, the FantomFit technology ultra light support and fit

 

*Exoskeleton TPU outsole featuring FTS 3.0 Pulsar removable spikes - The Exoskeleton is designed to move with the natural motion of your foot. 7 spikes are surrounded by permanent traction nubs/lugs 

 

*CUSH+ insole - Increased comfort

 

*REVlite midsole - 10mm midsole drop for added stability. Provides lightweight cushioning and responsiveness

 

What customers say:

 

Pros – Good waterproofing

            Good arch support

            Very comfortable

            Lightweight

 

Cons – None so far!

 

What we say:

 

This NB Striker Version 2 is almost identical to the original NB Striker, except for different spikes. This new v2 Striker features Pulsar spikes instead of Champ Zarma Tour. This doesn't really change the performance of the shoe, since it was already quite impressive. Another difference is a reduction in price, which is always welcome! New Balance has pleasantly surprised us again, this time with the NB Striker v2. We were expecting a cheapish, mid-level shoe, but the Striker v2 is so much more. We don't think it particularly stands out in terms of style, but true to NB standards, it is very comfortable. Throw decent breathability and top-notch waterproofing into the mix, and you have a durable, year-round golf shoe. The traction system works well, with each of the 7 spikes surrounded by a type of traction pod, which features permanent lubs/nubs. We were also impressed with the new FantomFit support system. We thought it had the potential to be gimmicky, but were pleasantly surprised to feel the extra support it provides, all without sacrificing flexibility or adding weight. Perhaps the best thing about the NB Striker v2 is that we can recommend it for all types of golfers, from beginners to pros.

 

Our Score: 65/70

 

Style           Comfort      Breathability  Waterproof     Traction         Support         Value           Total

   8                   10                    8                    10                  10                    9                 10                65

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New Balance Striker v2 Golf Shoe
New Balance Striker v2 Golf Shoes
New Balance Striker v2 Golf Shoes
New Balance Striker v2 Golf Shoe
New Balance Striker v2 Golf Shoe