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Built to keep players ahead of the game, the New Balance 4040 v4 Mid baseball cleat boasts new features that drive performance. The upper of this mid-top cleat is constructed from a TPU mesh material that protects the foot while delivering comfort and breathability. Despite its mid-top design, the New Balance pair still manages to maintain its lightness.

Locking the foot down is a central lacing system that also serves as the shoe's closure system and fit customization tool.  A gusseted tongue ensures that debris is kept out of the baseball cleat

The innovative NB Revlite technology is used as the baseball cleat’s cushioning system. Without sacrificing durability, it is designed to provide the same cushioning and responsiveness as the New Balance foams that are 30% heavier. 

New Balance’s Promotion plate is used for this baseball cleat’s outsole. This technology is created to be flexible as well as supportive. With this setup, each movement made by the player is optimized. An eight metal stud configuration used for this New Balance baseball shoe model ensures traction and an explosive play.

A traditional lacing system ensures the stability for the wearer as it locks the foot into place. It also allows the player to create a more personalized fit.

The mid-top designed of the New Balance 4040 v4 brings a slew of benefits including more support and stability for its wearer. The TPU mesh material that makes up the upper of this baseball shoe model promotes breathability and a lightweight feel.

The midsole used is New Balance’s REVlite foam. This invention ensures a responsive yet lightweight experience for the wearer as the technology is designed to be 30% lighter than the standard NB foams. It does this without compromising durability.

New Balance’s Promotion plate ensures flexibility and support for its wearers. A total of eight metal cleats have been used for this baseball shoe’s stud configuration.

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How 4040 v4 Mid compares

This shoe: 90
All shoes average: 87
46 99
This shoe: £130
All shoes average: £80
£40 £130
This shoe: 357g
All shoes average: 344g
249g 445g