Shohei Ohtani is one of baseball’s biggest stars and now he finally has an endorsement deal.
As you could imagine, MLB fans can’t wait for his cleats to drop so they can get a pair themselves.
According to Front Office Sports, Shohei Ohtani signed a deal with New Balance. He’ll be rocking their gear throughout the 2023 season and beyond. This is a massive deal for New Balance, as the company has surprisingly reeled in big-name athletes in both basketball and baseball.
NEWS: Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani has signed a long-term footwear and apparel deal with New Balance. pic.twitter.com/X4kOLDL0ZN
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) January 31, 2023
Details about the contract are currently unknown. However, it’s likely a massive deal considering the company convinced Shohei Ohtani to walk away from ASICS. A brand he’s been wearing throughout his career.
After signing Ohtani, the company reveals they will be releasing a limited edition of 574 baseball cleats in February, per Complex Sneakers.
New Balance locks up one of the most impressive athletes in the history of baseball, Shohei Ohtani.
Along with the deal @newbalance will be dropping a limited run of 574 baseball cleats in February. pic.twitter.com/JUDHXoqF9r
— Complex Sneakers (@ComplexSneakers) January 31, 2023
MLB fans are all over this endorsement deal. With New Balance dropping a limited edition baseball cleat, fans can’t wait to get their hands on them. For that reason, it sounds like the company made a great choice in signing Shohei Ohtani.
574 cleats pic.twitter.com/OqVOvbRaXP
— betting season (@kjones85) January 31, 2023
We couldn’t agree more. New Balance has really stepped its game up in recent years.
This is MASSIVE for NB. Wow.
— Tone DeShields (@ToneDESH) January 31, 2023
Keep an eye out for updates regarding this endorsement deal. Shohei Ohtani is likely reeling in the dough as he’s one of the new faces of New Balance.