Taking inspiration from many sports, New Balance has used its Fresh Foam material to great effect in creating a light and stable offering for hard-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic. The New Balance Lav Fresh Foam D fits true to size, has medium width, a medium arch, requires no break-in period and weighs 15.4 ounces.
Updated in a black and white color-way for the Australian Open, Raonic will enjoy the benefits of a knit bootie construction that provides a glove-like fit. Featured in a modified herringbone pattern, the New Balance Lav Fresh Foam D really grabs the court on any sort of directional change, and provides good responsive cushioning when playing on hard-courts.
The heel tab is another cool feature of this silhouette as it allows for easy access when late for a practice session, while the six month outsole guarantee is a great feature for competitive juniors or adults that rack up many hours on court.
Highlighted in a variety of colors and sizes, the New Balance Lav Fresh Foam D also features Kinetic Stitching, which offers the flexibility of movement similar to the Vapor X Flyknit from Nike or the PrimeKnit bootie construction of the adidas adizero Ubersonic 2. Although this material does bring forth flexibility and comfort to many players, it is clearly not the most durable. That said, there is always a sacrifice to be made for more light-weight materials and New Balance has come on board like its immediate competitors.
All in all, the New Balance Lav Fresh Foam D is built for any level of player that is looking for a smooth, breathable offering on court.
To purchase the latest New Balance Lav Fresh Foam D, checkout the following stores:
Tennis Giant (Canada)