Walk on to the baseball field in comfort and style
Shop from the newest and best baseball cleats at baseball 360 from the big brands such as Adidas, Mizuno, New Balance and Under Armour. Choose from various styles and sizes to find the best pair of cleats to suit your ball game.
What Baseball Cleats are best for you?
All the new cleats have great grip, durability, and breathability whilst still being light in weight. They’re all good, it’s just about finding the right ones for you.
Two things to consider when buying cleats is the type of cleats you need and what position you play on the field.
You get different types of cleats for different surfaces such as:
- Metal Baseball Cleats - For traction on dirt and grass ball fields. Great grip for acceleration and slowing down. Also good for batters wanting to plant their feet into the ground but can occasionally cause injury by getting stuck in the ground whilst players turn and change direction.
- Molded/Plastic baseball Cleats - Cheaper and longer-lasting than the metal cleats but sometimes grip a little less effectively than metal cleats. Plastic cleats can be worn on just about any surface, they are a great option in the mud and soft grass as they don’t stick like metal cleats.
- Turf/Trainers - These cleats are the best option for training as they are more comfortable and have less chance of causing an injury. You can also wear these on artificial surfaces and they give you great grip on the hard surface. It also stops the training turf/facility from being damaged by metal or plastic spikes.
You will also want to consider your position on the field before buying cleats:
- Infielders - The ground you play on should be taken into consideration. If the ground is firm and compact then go for metal cleats as plastic cleats could pick up a lot of dirt onto the sole of the cleats and cause problems with grip, affecting your movement and change of direction.
- Outfielders - Outfielders should also consider the terrain because they need the grip to chase fly balls. If the ground you play on is firm, go with the metal cleats and if it is soft or muddy, go with the plastic cleats for maximum traction.
- Pitchers and batters - Pitchers and batters have one thing in common. They need grip. Pitchers need their push-off foot to stick and batters need their feet rooted to the ground to focus all their movement and strength into their swing. If the ground in the batter’s box is firm, choose the metal baseball cleats and if it is soft and well-worn, choose plastic cleats.
Choose the right size and shape of baseball cleat
When choosing your cleats, you want to make sure that your toes are no more than a quarter-inch away from the end of the baseball cleat and the rest of your foot should fit pretty tight into the cleat. You don’t want them too loose as you will lose support and grip if your foot is moving around inside the cleat. If you can’t find a perfect fit, come down a size because you will break the cleats in and the material will expand. Make sure your cleats have the right amount of padding and cushion for the shape of your foot, you may want more cushion if you have narrow feet to supply you with a snug fit.
You also have to consider if you want high-top, mid-top or low-top baseball cleats. High-tops offer more support to your ankle but can restrict movement a little. If you’re a fast player then go for the low-tops, they don’t have the support but allow you to change direction and move quickly. Mid-tops are the middle man, they allow you to move easier than the high-tops but offer more ankle support than the low-tops.