The line of cleat that launched New Balance baseball as we know it, the 4040, will be released in its third iteration, the 4040v3, in time for the All-Star Game—we think.
New Balance has spoken to WPW about the cleat, so we know it exists and that its coming soon, but a recent tweet from @nb_baseball is the first real indicator of a possible release date:
— New Balance Baseball (@NB_Baseball) June 16, 2015
NB is playing coy, showing only partial looks of the future 4040, a cleat that is already one of the most popular in the game today. Here are the others we’ve seen:
The gold plate is something we’ve seen done for Pedroia in the past, and an element that has been begged for since. When we get confirmed details, we will report them here, but follow New Balance baseball accounts for immediate updates.