Debuted by Ronald Acuna during the 2019 HR Derby, the New Balance 4040 v5 Metal baseball cleat boasts a slew of innovations from the brand. The upper of this NB cleat, for one, is made from Kinetic Stitch technology. This innovative upper element has a varied stitch pattern to promote zonal strength and flexibility.
Enhancing the fit of this baseball cleat is a traditional lacing system, which features additional lace holes to reinforce foot lockdown.
The brand’s all-famous Revlite is used as the shoe’s cushioning system. This foam-based element provides the same amount of cushioning as other New Balance foams that are 30% heavier.
The flexible yet supportive plate of this metal baseball cleat features a total of eight spikes. Five are featured in the forefoot area while three are placed in the heel. This configuration promotes traction and grip in the diamond.
A traditional lacing system serves as the closure system for this baseball cleat. This feature delivers not only fit customization but also an optimal foot lockdown for stability. An extra lace hole is present on both sides for added security.
The upper of the New Balance 4040 v5 Metal baseball shoe is constructed from TPU-coated, Kinetic stitch upper. Making use of movement-specific biomechanical data, the stitch pattern in the upper is varied in size, spacing, and angles to promote strength while amping on flexibility as well as support. This is topped with a TPU-coating that promotes shoe durability.
The midsole of this shoe uses Revlite for its cushioning. This foam has been designed by the brand to provide comparable responsiveness and durability of standard NB foams that are 30% heavier. This innovation allows the wearer a lightweight ride without compromising cushioning.
The outsole of this New Balance model features a total of eight metal angular studs. Five are placed in the forefoot while three are embedded in the heel area. This stud configuration delivers traction and grip in the diamond. Furthermore, this cleat’s plate is has been designed for flexibility without compromising support.
The New Balance 4040 v5 Metal baseball cleat is available in several colorways including:
- White with Off White
- Navy with White
- Burnt Orange with White
- Red with White
- Royal Blue with White
- Green with White
- Grey with White
- Black with Yellow
- Maroon with White
- Baby Blue with White
- Black with White
- Black with Orange
- Black with Purple