Closer Look + LEAK: Sadio Mane to Join New Balance, Trains in Next-Gen NB Furon 4.0 Boots

Despite continuing to wear Nike Mercurial boots in official games, it would be a shock if Liverpool winger Sadio Mane wouldn't end up ditching the Swoosh in favor of New Balance in the future.

For quite some time now, Mane has been trying out the next-gen NB Furon 4.0 boots, which are expected to debut shortly, ahead of the World Cup, in club training, first in a black and red colorway and lately in a whiteout model.

The New Balance Furon 4 cleats introduce a totally new lacing system that sees the front lace holes removed and the remaining concentrated close to the tongue area. Whereas the sole plate remains unchanged compared to the current-gen NB Furon 3, the upper now has a one-piece construction similar to speed boots by Adidas and Nike.

New Balance Furon 4.0 - White / Red

This is the New Balance Furon 4 launch colorway.

The boots worn by Mane are already pretty similar to what will be the New Balance Furon launch colorway. It's all-white with red brandings in the vein of the leaked NB Tekela boot, which is a new model to replace the Visaro.

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