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At ONE POINT in time, it was all about running, jogging, working out, prepping for marathons, and other forms of distance running.

But some six years back, New Balance athletic shoes decide to go in a different direction. Instead of down the paths, and the streets, it’s time to go down the fairways of golf courses everywhere.

Distance running can be compared to distance walking, when one walks the fairways carrying a bag, or walking with a caddie.

But then one thing is for sure. New Balance is bringing a new level of comfort, support and soothing fit to a stroll on the links. New Balance has brought over some of it’s technologies used on running shoes, baseball or footballs shoes, to create a better golf shoe.

The new New Balance Striker Line of shoes.

This year the main addition to the New Balance golf shoe line is the Striker Line (MSRP $119.95) that comes complete with the new insert of what’s called CUSH+.

CUSH+ is an insole foam compound, that creates a level of comfort with 7-8 millimeters of cushioning. CUSH+ not only gives your feet something that is comfortable, but the support needed in places that wear quickly on the traditional golf shoe.

Click here to hear the interview with Perry Reynolds, Product Manager for New Balance Golf Shoes,on the additions to the New Balance line of golf shoes for 2019.

While there is more than one line of New Balance golf shoes, 2019 features the newly commissioned Striker Line. Striker is a microfiber leather upper with ultralight FantomFit support. The spikes are a 7 Champ Slim-Lok pattern, Zarma Tour Cleat System. The CUSH+ insole for complete comfort. It has a 2 year waterproof warranty, and weighs only 12.4 oz.

Color patters include White/Grey, a Grey/Blue or the Black/Red. All of the Striker Line is now available where you shop for shoes. For more information on Striker, or the NB Tour or Minimus Tour lines from New Balance please visit

New Balance lines of golf shoes are now complete with both spikes and spike-less models of golf shoes.

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.