Category: footwear

Its been a blistering start to the year, with big announcements from adidas (signing Correa) and Under Armour (The Harper One), setting the stage for an all-out war for baseball footwear supremacy that we will all reap rewards from.  It is because of this competition that we are now entering a “Golden […]

In the past two seasons, one-off custom footwear has spread like wildfire across the MLB. Customizers like Marcus Rivera (@solesbysir), Roly from @nomad_customs, True Blue Customs, and former college pitcher Dan Gamache (@mache275) turn pairs of cleats and sneakers into works of art, often transcending anything brands could possibly churn out as PEs. Custom […]

By Ben Stockton When Under Armour first came onto the cleat/athletic footwear scene, they utilized standard EVA compounds (the foam found in most midsoles) of varying densities under titles such as ArmourBound and ArmourLastic in their midsoles. These early running and training models shared clunky midsoles and were rarely adopted […]

By Ben Stockton (Editor’s Note: WPW adds a new voice today in Ben Stockton.  Ben’s been my go-to source for footwear for a couple of years now and I’m thrilled to have him on board as a contributor.  He is absurdly knowledgeable with regards to the footwear industry and brings his expertise […]

There comes a time when you’ve looked at enough cleats, just based on sheer hours of time spent, that your opinion on the subject has to matter.  These are the best baseball cleats for the 2014 season, from 6 people who spend too much damn time looking at baseball cleats. […]

Yeah, its February.  Sure, you’re probably due for some shoveling this weekend.  Who cares?    Its baseball season, baby!  Two dry patches of concrete is a perfect place for a long toss.  I remember doing “Situations” in my high school parking lot with snow mounds 10 foot high and my […]

BY DANIEL KLEIN As the offseason finally ends and pre-season workouts start to ramp up, New Balance has released the sequel to last year’s 20v3 Minimus cross-trainer.  The new 20v3 Cross Trainer looks like a solid upgrade to its predecessor with some tweaks to the lateral stability of the shoe […]

No athlete knows the difference a millimeter can make as much as a baseball player, and New Balance aims to cut down your margin for error with a new concept called ProBalance (check out our interview with NB Baseball for more info).  With ProBalance, the New Balance 4040v2 turf shoe […]

As the Fall Ball season begins, many of you out there are browsing the catalogs, scanning WPW, and narrowing down the list for your 2014 cleat choices.  With technology peaking and the big baseball manufacturers pushing the style envelope more than ever, this is the best time in our sport’s […]

NL home run champion Pedro Alvarez, aptly nicknamed “El Toro” (the Bull) has beastly power and should be hitting moonshots for years to c0me.  He’s also a sneakerhead, and takes his on-field style and off-field style seriously.  Check his Instagram for more of what I’m talking about, and check what […]

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