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Men’s softball shoes

Playing softball requires you to be adaptable, agile, and fast. You're on your feet the entire game and need to be ready to perform at top-levels inning after inning. Because of this, finding the right men's softball shoes is a must. The same is true, no matter what game you play, which means you can use these tips to help you find the right men's football shoes, too.

League requirements

Be sure to check with your local softball league regarding any men's softball shoe requirements. When it comes to NZ softball, amateur leagues don't allow metal cleats for safety reasons. However, some professional, college and high school leagues do. Because of this, it's a good idea to find out what's allowed and what's not before making a purchase.

Field position

Your field position will also impact the type of softball shoe you should purchase. Every player will have a unique need. Pitchers require an enforced toe, while metal cleats don't pick up as much dirt or grass, making them great for in and out-fielders. Be sure to keep these considerations in mind when choosing soccer shoes and golf shoes, too. Knowing what to look for will help you perform at your best while on the field. If you’re looking for other softball gear in NZ, like softball bats or softball gloves, check out our range online. 

Frequently asked questions

Your frequently asked questions about men’s softball shoes. 

Are men's baseball cleats the same as softball cleats?

Normally, baseball cleats and softball cleats are different, even though the sports are arguably similar in style. The cleats on either shoe vary slightly in material and even the pattern. 

Are turf shoes good for slow pitch softball?

Turf shoes can be used for slow pitch softball normally. Turf shoes can provide the grip and traction you need whilst still being able to slide onto bases and not injure anyone. Check out our popular Mizuno turf shoes for softball.