From Japan comes the sports outfitting company Mizuno. Since baseball has gained so much popularity in Japan, the leading sports company—Mizuno—has produced great baseball products, especially cleats and shoes. Mizuno is right up there in competition with Nike and Adidas for outfitting players across the nation and across the world. You see pro players wearing Mizuno baseball cleats all around the league, so you get the idea that they are good products and worth the money.
What price are you looking at with Mizuno?
Since Mizuno is well known and used by the pros, you are going to pay a higher price for cleats and shoes. Mizuno baseball cleats are going to be approximately $60 to more than $100. From time to time you can find Mizuno baseball shoes on sale.
A few styles to consider:
• Mizuno 9-Spike Classic Low G6—this cleat uses Infinity Wave technology for extra stability and cushion all in the midsole. The leather used on this cleat provides great breathability and durability. This is important as a player because you want the shoe to fit well, last a long time, and provide great comfort and performance. The 9-Spike design is one that offers great traction and movement.
• Mizuno Wave Trainer G6—this particular Mizuno product is a training shoe used for batting practice, fielding exercises, and conditioning. The Diamond Tread rubber outsole offers great traction and stability on multiple surfaces making it a great shoe to train in. It’s important to have a shoe like this along with your cleats, especially for practice.
Mizuno offers both baseball cleats and training shoes that are both top notch products. If you are becoming a serious baseball player, you need to invest in a good pair of cleats and training shoes. Mizuno baseball cleats and shoes are one of your best choices for baseball shoes. Right along with Nike, Mizuno will offer great performance, stability, comfort, and traction. If you are having trouble making a good decision on which style to purchase, always refer to reviews by other customers.
Mizuno 9-Spike Vapor Elite 6 Adult Cleat Review
The Mizuno 9-Spike Vapor Elite 6 Adult Cleat is new for 2013. This shoe now comes in a variety of different colors. You can get it in black and white, red and white, royal and white and white and gray. This particular cleat is known as the lightest weight cleat in the line of Mizuno baseball cleats. And because it is lightweight it allows you to make those quick multi directional movements with ease. This version of the Mizuno 9-Spike Vapor Elite 6 Adult Cleat has a full synthetic leather upper. This is great because it gives that added durability that is so important to have a successful baseball game.
A really, really great feature of this baseball shoe is the 9 spike technology Mizuno uses across the bottom of the cleat. With the 9 spike technology you will have several points of contact which gives you the traction you need to move quickly. And since the spikes are arranged in key locations for baseball specific movements, you will have no problem cutting quickly and doing multi directional movements. Movements such as running, hitting and throwing. The bottom of the cleat also has what is known as flex grooves. Flex grooves are just small grooves that give the shoe unbelievable flexibility. And as we all know, flexibility is a vital part of a baseball shoe. If the shoe isn’t flexible you won’t be able to get around as quickly as you would like to.
The flex grooves are great for high performance baseball players. And last lets talk about the wave technology. Mizunos wave technology gives the shoe cushion and stability from the heel all the way to the forefoot. It also has a full foot bed of EVA cushioning. That means this shoe will be super comfortable from heel to toe. You won’t feel the pressure from the spikes like you often do with other baseball cleats.
The result is a comfortable lightweight shoe. Overall I would say the Mizuno 9 Spike Vapor Elite 6 Adult baseball cleats are a great shoe. However, the one big drawback, at least for me is the look of the shoe. It is not as stylish as other baseball cleats on the market today. And while I wouldn’t call it ugly, I wouldn’t call it great looking either. It does have pockets of white in the front and back of the shoe to give it a an interesting look. If you do a little research you will see there are quite a few Mizuno ambassadors in Major League baseball. That alone should tell you its a great shoe. After all, no major league baseball player is going to wear a cleat that doesn’t provide excellent traction, grip and comfort. Another great thing about this shoe is the price tag.
You will find it is very affordable. As a matter of fact, if you search around online you can find a pair for less than $50. This is much better than what you’d spend on the best little league baseball bats 2014, such as Easton Mako Youth sized baseball bat. When you compare that to the price of other baseball shoes that don’t do as much as this one, you will see its a great deal.