Official Release of Robinson Cano’s New Balance 3000v2 Cleats

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Robinson Cano’s shift to New Balance cleats was first reported by @mache275 on Instagram and finally we’ve got the full spread for you.

These look a lot different than the 3000v2/4040v2 combo that Mache showed off last month:

via @mache275 (Mache Custom Kicks)

via @mache275 (Mache Custom Kicks)

I am irrationally and irreversibly in love with teal (thanks, Griff) so these are probably my favorite NB cleats ever.  Probably between these and Nick Swisher’s 4040v2s.

Robbie lost his grandfather recently which might explain the ribbons on the tongue.

Also notice the “Revlite RC” which does not refer to Cano’s initials, but “a higher density version of New Balance’s Revlite cushioning compound (which reduces weight but not level of cushioning).” (via wemakerunningcool.com)

UPDATE from New Balance’s Mark Clinard:

“Your explanation on the post of RevLite RC was correct.   It is a more responsive version of the REVLite foam compound.   We find it gives the player a firm and responsive ride (without any spike pressure) while also keeping it lightweight.  

One cool thing to note…the midsole actually houses two types of foam.  The area directly beneath the heel is our normal REVLite and it extends all the way down to the plate.  On the inline (retail) versions of the spike, you can see the cavity in the heel through the clear outsole plate.   The intent there is to maximize comfort with the cushioned ride of REVLite where you need it most.   The cushioning experience is very running shoe-esque.”

Between those two, which would you rock?

Shop the 3000v2 here.

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