The ASICS Men’s Base Burner Baseball Shoe may be relatively new to the ASICS America Corporation, but they bring a unique design and top notch quality construction. They are created from extra light weight synthetic material and feature a bottom Pebax plate that has a unique 7 cleat fixation.
To ensure durability, the ASICS Men’s Base Burner Baseball Shoe has a toe guard on the fore foot. Extremely light weight and durable, the strategically placed cleats offer excellent traction on the field.It is a perfect choice for die hard baseball players that need light weight maneuverability while maintaining comfort.
These shoes come in a range of sizes which include 13 D(M) US, 12.5 D(M) US, 12 D(M) US, 11.5 D(M) US, 11 D(M) US, 10.5 D(M) US, 10 D(M) US, 9.5 D(M) US, 9 D(M) US, 8.5 D(M) US, 8 D(M) US, 7.5 D(M) US, 7 D(M) US, 6.5 D(M) US, and 6 D(M) US.
Color combinations include Black/Silver, Titanium/White/Lime, Silver/Black, and Indigo Blue/Racing Red/White.
- Pebax plate with strategically placed cleats
- Synthetic leather upper construction
- Durability enhancing toe protector
- Variety of colors and sizes
- Light weight
- Metal cleats
- Extremely light weight construction
- Comfortable to wear
- Toe protection for added durability
- May come in a large size so ensure you know your the size when you order
- The metal cleats may be illegal in certain leagues.
Metal or Rubber? The best baseball cleats
The great game of baseball brings with it certain demands from its players Endurance and speed being some of them. When fielding, players need to make a sharp burst of speed and quick turns. Without the right type of shoes, there is little doubt that their running wouldn’t be in top form. Baseball shoes need to provide adequate traction. For this, they are equipped with spikes that are either made from metal or rubber.
Some players prefer metal while others opt for the rubber shoes. Both have features that give them an advantage over the other.
Certain leagues, as well as organizations, have rules that govern the use of each. Youth leagues, for example, prohibit the use of metal cleats. As a consequence, rubber cleats are used in youth leagues while metal cleats in high school, college and professional leagues.
Baseball shoes come with cleats that are fixed permanently onto the soles. However, some offer diversity in that the cleats can be removed and interchanged from metal to rubber depending on the nature of the surface on which the player is on. All that he needs to do is unscrew the metal cleats and screw on the rubber cleats and vice versa.
Rubber cleats are highly durable and strong and will provide great traction. However, metal cleats provide more traction mainly because they can dig more into the ground.
Metal cleats, owing to their more complex design are more expensive than their rubber counterparts. While the prices may go as high as $200, you can find a good pair of rubber cleats with just $40 like the Adidas Performance Men’s Poweralley 2.