Hurler Athletic

Pitching Toes

Your new baseball or softball cleats with the same flexible custom pitching toe used nationwide by professional, college, and amateur athletes.

Injury Protection

Fiber Reinforced Toe Cap to protect foot injuries in all sports. Used by professional and college football and baseball teams for the protection of foot injuries, including turf toe.

Our Products


Hurler Athletic's patented urethane epoxy is permanently bonded to your shoe, while remaining lightweight, tough, and flexible. Because it's applied custom to your shoe, we can fit any wear pattern. Our ProtecToe® coverage is perfect for all types of sports and all types of wear — from pitchers to catchers, from football kickers to linemen, even track and field. All ProtecToe® applications are fully guaranteed. Contact us for more details, or order now.


Pitching Toes

Since 1991, Hurler’s ProtecToe® pitching toe has become the preferred standard for professional and college baseball and softball teams across the country because of our superior product and unmatched customer service.

The standard pitching toe coverage is shown above. If your wear pattern is different, just mark the shoe with tape or a felt tip pen to indicate where the ProtecToe® pitching toe will do you the most good.

Our thickness is based on the average wear of a major league pitcher. The goal is to provide adequate wear protection without too much weight or bulk. Thicker toes may be requested, but only with the understanding that there will be more weight and less flexibility in the toe area of the shoe.

Our standard colors are black, blue, red, and white. Nonstandard colors are grey, forest green, and maroon. We will attempt to match any color presented with the understanding that it will not be the exact standard PMS color but will be hand-mixed to the closest shade.

Pitching Toe Example

Injury Protection

Developed in conjunction with two top athletic shoe manufacturers, our Injury Protection product filled a void in available preventative protection for injured feet.

Our standard pitching toe is reinforced with a fiber core, producing a hard shell cover for injured areas of the foot, especially in the toe box area.

Initially designed to protect existing injuries such as turf toe, bunions, or sprained/broken digits, the ProtecToe® Injury Protection product is now popular as a preventative measure against suffering the injury in the first place. A number of major college programs outfit their offensive and defensive linemen prior to the season to reduce and eliminate toe end foot injuries.

Injury Protection Example

Ordering Instructions


Ordering Step 1 Click Here To Order

Ordering Step 2 Put the Order Form and payment in your shoe box (or other appropriate shipping container) along with your shoe(s) and ship to:

Hurler Athletic Company
2755 SW 49th Street
Corvallis, OR 97333

Helpful Hints for Shipping

The cost of shipping has increased over 40% the last four years, so here are some suggestions to reduce your shipping costs:

  • Only send the shoe that needs the ProtecToe®.
  • Ship it in a box that is as small as practical for the number of shoes you are sending, especially when you're shipping by expedited air freight. Oversized boxes can double your shipping costs, regardless of weight.
  • Instead of shipping a worn shoe as an example for ProtecToe® coverage, consider taking a photo and including that in the box.
  • Use a single box — shipping the shoe box in shipping box will cost you money.
  • Consider USPS Priority Mail for expedited shipment. Their 2-3 day delivery is up to half the cost of UPS Blue or FedEx 2 Day unless you have access to deep discounts through your work or school.

Indicating Coverage

Typical CoverageThe typical ProtecToe® coverage is illustrated to the right. If your critical wear or injury area is different, include Special Instructions on the Order Form or mark the area on the shoe.

Confirmation

If you provide your email address on the Order Form, we will send you confirmation of both receipt and return shipment of your order from Hurler Athletic Company, including UPS tracking numbers, where available.

Return Shipping

No more than three days after receipt at Hurler Athletic, your shoe(s) will be return shipped via UPS. The price includes regular UPS return freight. If expedited shipping is required (Next Day or 2nd Day Air), include Special Instructions on the Order Form.

Expedited freight will be billed at cost and is available with Visa/MasterCard or School Purchase Order payments only.


About Us


From perfect games in pinstripes, to Collegiate champions in baseball and softball, on baseball and softball fields across the country, the Hurler Athletic ProtecToe® Wear Protection pitching toe has been recognized for its toughness and flexibility since 1991.

Using a patented urethane epoxy, Hurler Athletic applies a custom ProtecToe® pitching toe to the area of the shoe where you need it. No messy kits or ill-fitting glue-on patches.

Beginning in 1998, Hurler Athletic Company, working with major athletic shoe manufacturers, developed a fiber reinforced Injury Protection toe cap, modeled after the pitching toe, to help prevent and protect toe injuries.

Our customer service is second to none. No cost communication via 1-800-948-7537 or the Web; real-time order status communicated by email from shoe receipt through return shipment (including a link to UPS tracking information); and a never-fail three day turnaround from Hurler Athletic.

All ProtecToe® applications are fully guaranteed.

Our reputation for service and quality has been earned on professional and college fields from Miami, Florida to San Jose, California; from Athens, Georgia to Seattle, Washington; from Tucson, Arizona to Corvallis, Oregon; since 1994 at both the NCAA Baseball and Softball World Series; and in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics.


News


9April

Nine of the current NCAA Division 1 Baseball Top 25 use ProtecToe pitching toes. Four of those teams have custom colors - Game Orange, Texas Orange, and Yellow Strike. What is your custom color?

29September

Just received my son’s Nike football cleat that you added the ProtecToe® Injury Protection product to and I can’t thank you enough. This will provide him with the protection he needs to play confidently with his healing broken toes in this weekend’s HS football games. The strength of the product is amazing, the workmanship awesome and the attention to detail and service you have provided was excellent. R. Collins, New Canaan, CT

27September

Congratulations to Mariano Rivera for a fantastic career. Hurler Athletic has been honored and privileged to be a part of that history.

28August

We have moved our corporate office to 2755 SW 49th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333. Same great product and service you’ve come to expect, new location!

11June

On to Omaha! This year’s College World Series ProtecToe participants are LSU, Oregon State, Mississippi State and the University of Louisville. Good luck to all - hit ‘em where they ain’t and smoke ‘em on the inside!​

5June

​Congratulations to the Oklahoma Sooners, 2013 NCAA Softball National Champions and the Universities of Arizona, Texas, and Washington, all ProtecToe participants in the Women’s College World Series.

16August

Another ProtecToe pitching toe on its way to Cooperstown! Congratulations Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners on your perfect game.​


Contact Us


At Hurler Athletic Company, we welcome your comments and value your feedback. You can contact us electronically, via fax or phone, or through the mail. Our goal is to respond to all comments and to answer all questions within forty-eight hours of receipt.

To email, please use the contact form below.

Contact Us

Please address written inquiries and send all shoes to:

Hurler Athletic Company
2755 SW 49th Street
Corvallis, OR 97333

Phone: 1-800-948-7537