Choose Cleats that Provide Good Traction on Both Wet and Dry Fields
Baseball CleatsCleats that provide traction decrease the chances of injury and improves performance. Some baseball spikes are fine on a dry field, but clog easily and don’t perform well on wet fields.
Don’t Cheap Out
Purchase the best cleats that you can afford. Cleats that are inexpensive but don’t feel comfortable are no bargain.
Choose Cleats that are Light yet Durable
It does you no good to be carting around 12-ounce cleats, especially if you’re an outfielder or base stealer. But don’t sacrifce light weight for lack of durability.
Do Your Homework
Check out online reviews before purchasing your new cleats. Never buy a cleat without knowing how much punishment it can take.
Properly Size Your Cleats
Measure your foot at the store first for correct size. Your toe should leave no more that one quarter inch from the end of the cleat, and the heel should fit snugly. A snug fit is important since the cleat will break in over time. Make sure your cleat has the right amount of cushion for your foot type.
Dr Cohen regularly consults with athletes who use custom fitted insoles with their footwear. These insoles improve the biomechanics of the ankle so that athletes with otherwise harmful misalignments of the foot can safely compete. Get a podiatrist to check out the biomechanics of your feet to see if a custom insole could help your feet.