Miguel Cabrera is rocking the same custom New Balance cleats we featured last year, the New Balance 2000 (first generation) molded. It may be surprising to see plastic cleats on a Big Leaguer, but Miguel Cabrera is not just an ordinary Big Leaguer. He’s been one of the most durable, and most definitely one of the best players in baseball for more than a decade, and the sacrifice of metal gives him the benefit of comfort. Besides, Miggy’s game is not based on speed or razor sharp cuts, so he’s not losing much.
This 2000 model is no longer available, but you can give it a shot on eBay.