Scott Kramer takes the New Balance Fresh Foam PaceSL golf shoes with him on the track to test the grip and comfort of these excellent spikeless shoes.
New Balance Fresh Foam PaceSL golf shoe review
Sometimes you just know that new shoes are right when you first put them on. This is how they feel. At least with us.
Because with shoes, beauty lies in the foot of the beholder. But these feel like comfortable slippers from the first moment. Lots of pillows and arch support. Sufficient toe room. And a snug fit that isn’t too stiff. Maybe it’s the waterproof mesh upper that adds lightness here.
Speaking of which, each shoe weighs only 11 ounces. There is also an integrated lacing system that increases the hold of your foot – a great thing when swinging. Then there’s the smart, studless rubber outsole that includes print-mapping colors that highlight areas of peak performance.
It offers a lot of traction on the track. Still without studs – but with the athletic look you can wear these shoes off the field and fit in perfectly.
The insole made of “Cush +” foam provides ultra-soft and responsive cushioning without sacrificing durability and stability.
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You will notice it as soon as you try it on. And the foam midsole has been reinvented for this model to provide more stability, support and comfort.
It features concave geometric shapes on the side of the shoe to provide softness. Vertical, convex, geometric knobs on the medial side ensure exceptional walking stability and support under the foot and arch of the foot.
That makes it an ideal hiking shoe. Another thing we really like about the midsole is the 10mm drop: it makes you stand really low on the ground, which reduces your angle of attack into the ball so that you get faster shots in the air.
This is particularly evident with discounts and we noticed straight away in our tests.
This is a complete golf shoe. It’s got the New Balance pedigree, foam cushioning, studless sole with good traction and a look that you can pull off on and off the pitch.