It's often that you can find some of the best baseball-specific shoes in a cleated form, and rightfully so, but not everyone can play in cleats with the flexibility and ground feel that non-cleated shoes can offer. Many use basketball shoes or even training shoes to get by on the baseball diamond, but New Balance has made finding a quality baseball turf shoe a little easier to find.
The New Balance 4040v2 is an answer to many baseball players' prayers -- a low-cut, traction-heavy performance shoe that's engineered to make the most out of every little step you take. Already an eye-catcher because of its edgy design, the 4040v2 serves as a field accompaniment to its 4040v2 Cleat, a shoe that has been investigated and highlighted by Sneaker Report. Though sporting a lower silhouette to its big brother, the Turf version is made complete with a full-length REVlite midsole for lightweight cushioning, a bladed outsole to grip the turf and the dirt alike, and a wide toebox for better response and feel.
Fans of the New Balance Minimus line can also take heart in the 4040v2 Turf, as the upper simulates an upper that would likely be found on a true Minimus shoe. This shoe has less layers over the top and packs a mean punch in performance, while maintaining a light weight.