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New Balance’s unrelenting quest for ultimate speed takes another supercharged step forward today with the release of the new Furon 5.0, part of the Emerald Green Pack.

The Furon’s focus has always been on enabling the kind of explosive acceleration and decisive accuracy lead athlete Sadio Mane displays on a regular basis, and the 5.0 continues that theme, adding a few new elements to what was already a very good forward’s boot.

New Balance have become synonymous with the electrifying pace of Sadio Mane and you can’t ignore the noise NB make with new releases. After the launch of the NB Furon 5.0 boot in Emerald Green, it’s now the turn of a new breed of colourway.

If you’re up-to-date with the elements of a New Balance boot, then you can probably see the similarities between the previous colourway and the fresh Furon and Tekela. With speed and dynamism at its forefront, the foundations of the new Lite Shift Pack has kept the attacking baller in mind.


The most obvious, stand-out, feature is the tongue. The Tekela’s remains streamlined with the rest of the collar and for all you forward-thinking players out there this is essential for performance. Then you move to the new Furon’s framework, where the extremely low-cut tongue simply adds a snugger fit. At the end of the day it’s your choice, both offer something a little different.

Both soleplates are designed for extra traction, rotational turns and match-winning agility on firm ground, and the Tekela continues with a red colour scheme while the Furon maintains just a hint of red with the blue upper.


The “infiniGRIP” insole also remains, hugely beneficial for sprint speed and acceleration. When your opposite number notices you donning a pair of Lite Shifts he’ll drop back five yards – we promise you that.

The New Balance Lite Shift Pack is available to pre-order with Pro:Direct today, retailing tomorrow at


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