Comfort is king in the game of golf shoes. That’s why New Balance golf shoes aim to provide maximum comfort as you walk the golf course. New Balance designs their golf shoes to look like their popular sneakers. Known for comfort and support in all their footwear, bringing those values to golf course is a hit. With an athletic look, we tried on the New Balance NBG2004 golf shoes to provide you with a hands-on review of what New Balance has to offer golfers.
Taking the NBG2004 out of the box, we right away noticed how lightweight these shoes are. New Balance calls this their FantomFit support, creating an ultralight golf shoe. New Balance says these shoes weigh just 11.6 ounces. When we talked with Carl Langley of New Balance at the 2017 PGA Show, he told us, “All of our golf shoes are built to be as light as we can possibly build them.”
Soft, smooth microfiber leather uppers feel great and provide protection from water. The NBG2004 comes with a two year limited waterproof warranty. Turning the shoe over reveals a solid outsole featuring a seven-spike design. In addition to the replaceable Slim-Lok cleats, there’s secondary traction made with TPU. Right away these shoes look like they provide maximum grip.
Once we put these shoes on, that lightweight support was evident. The microfiber leather upper fits and feels great as you walk. The lightweight FantomFit is great; there’s no problem walking 18 holes or more in these golf shoes without being weighed down. For those familiar with New Balance sneakers, their golf shoes fit much the same. We even thought they fit a bit big. There’s plenty of width to keep your feet comfortable but they’re not oversized. The mid-sole provides all the cushioning.
Made of REVlite material, it feels incredibly responsive with every step. This design also helps keep the shoe lightweight. To top off the great fit and feel of the NBG2004 golf shoe, they’re also remarkably stable. The combination of replaceable cleats with secondary traction keeps you locked into the ground during the golf swing. You can confidently walk over any golf course terrain and swing smoothly from any lie knowing your feet are secure to the ground. This shoe is also flexible on all grounds. Your foot moves and flexes naturally with this shoe as you walk, eliminating unnatural motion to make sure your feet feel great.
New Balance golf shoes provide a great option for golfers looking for that ideal fit. The last these shoes are built on is generous. You don’t have to worry about ordering a size up or your shoes being too tight. They fit with plenty of room right out of the box. There’s also no need to break them in. With great feeling materials and the perfect fit, these shoes are ready to walk the course as soon as you slip them on. The New Balance NBG2004 and many other of their golf shoes are available in D, 2E and 4E widths so every golfer can find a shoe that’s comfortable to them.