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Comfortable & Stylish Baseball Cleats for Men

When shopping for baseball cleats, you have three different styles to consider: pairs with spikes made of molded rubber, metal or harder plastic materials like TPU. Molded cleats are often shorter in length, making them more forgiving for inexperienced players. Meanwhile, metal spikes are often used by college-level players or pros, since they’re known to deliver the best traction on the diamond. Although hard plastic cleats don’t offer as much traction as metal spikes, they tend to be much more lightweight. Here, we rounded up some styles in each category for you to consider. They’re all built to give comfortable support and provide ample traction.

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1. New Balance 3000v4 Baseball Shoe

This style features a mesh bootie construction that molds to the shape of the foot, offering structure with necessary stretch.

Key Features: Includes lightweight, supportive cushioning underfoot. Fresh Foam midsole cushioning technology helps alleviate stud pressure. TPU plate complements the midsoles, while a tongue lace cage keeps the laces safely tucked away. Available in six colorways and wide-width sizes.

Take Note: Some may find these run small.

New Balance Men's 3000v4 Baseball Shoe, men's baseball cleats
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2. Under Armour Harper Mid Baseball Shoe

These cleats have a synthetic leather upper for a durable, locked-in feel and a mesh tongue for added breathability to keep feet cool.

Key Features: Adjustable ankle straps promote stability. Full-length EVA midsoles help disperse cleat pressure while supplying comfort and cushioning. Molded rubber cleats should offer optimal traction and durability on all field surfaces. Offered in four colorways to choose from.

Take Note: May run a tad big.

Under Armour Harper 3 Mid RM, men's baseball cleats
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3. Adidas Icon V Bounce Cleats

Featuring a sock-like construction, this pair is made to hug the foot. The reinforced textile upper is made to lend durable support and a breezy feel.

Key Features: Responsive midsole cushioning enhances comfort. Stealtrax TPU outsole plate is built for stability and support. The thin, metal spikes should offer grip on dirt and grass. An Ironskin toe cap offers abrasion protection from toe drag. Available in a wide range of colorways and sizes.

Take Note: Some may find them tight at the top of the foot.

Adidas Icon V Bounce Cleats, men's baseball cleats
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4. Mizuno 9-Spike Dominant IC Metal Baseball Cleats

These cleats utilize a proprietary construction that controls the flex for enhanced performance and comfort when running, batting and throwing.

Key Features: Wave technology provides players with a stable base by absorbing pressure as they plant their feet and make aggressive moves. A 9-Spike outsole boosts grip and feel. EVA midsole cushioning promotes comfort from heel to toe. Comes in six colorways.

Take Note: May run slightly big.

Mizuno 9-Spike Dominant IC Metal Baseball Cleats, men's baseball cleats
CREDIT: Courtesy of Amazon
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