I love days like these. New Balance sent us through some gorgeous shots of their two newest ponies in what is now undeniably a two-horse race between Nike and New Balance for baseball cleat supremacy.
The ones pictured above, the New Balance 3000v2, are the new edition of New Balance’s comfort-driven 3000, worn by guys like Miguel Cabrera and Evan Longoria. New Balance really showed off their attention to detail with the implementation of a digital camo embossed effect that appears throughout the cleat. As much digi camo as we’re seeing these days, NB’s design team did a great job getting it in there in a way that was subtle but still distinctive. I’ve never been one to get too worked up about the bottoms of a shoe since it gets dirty in the first 10 steps you take, but these are pretty sexy.
Below you can get a look at the colorways. Baseball Express is showing these “On Order” right now in 11 colorways. Shop them here.
As for the Minimus, this cleat takes the name of a line of running/training shoes that New Balance says is “a new place on the spectrum from barefoot running to the traditional maximum-cushioning running shoe.” You can tell by looking that the drop (height difference between the heel of the shoe and the toe of the shoe) is minimal (get it, Minimus?) which should make these cleats as low to the ground as any that’s ever been made.
We haven’t seen the Minimus for sale online yet, but our guess is they’ll show up very soon.
We will have more details on this one tomorrow, but I wanted to at least show you guys the photos.
Which would you rock?