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New Balance V3 MLB All-Black Mid-Cut Umpire Plate Shoes

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The official on-field shoe for MLB umpires starting the 2017 season is the 460 New Balance Umpire Plate Shoes. They are designed for that extra look of authority with a hi-gloss finish that is easy to clean while maintaining the comfort, breathability and traction you expect in an on-field athletic shoe.

The redesigned floating instep guard provides advanced features. First, it provides maximum protection where you need it most, on the inside of your feet, without the extra bulk on the outside where you don't. Second, it "releases" from the top making it easier to take on and off and to lace your sholaces. Third, there is a mesh strap that creates space between your shoe and guard for air to flow.

This mid-cut style is all-black high gloss finish with MLB logo on the tongue and heel and with NB logo on sole.

Features

  • Dispersion Instep Guard provides more inner foot protection
  • Toe box is designed of the highest grade Thermal Polyurethane possible, with greater density in high impact zones
  • ABZORB® - a blend of Dupont™ Engage® and Isoprene rubber - in heel and forefoot provides superior shock absorption and cushioning throughout the game
  • Strategically placed mesh strap on inside of metatarsal guard that promotes air flow and breathability
  • Guard releases for easy on/off
  • Mid-cut provides greater ankle support
  • High gloss is easy to clean / polishable
  • Snug-fit integrated neoprene sock liner provides additional comfort between foot and hard toe
  • Nubby outsole for enhanced traction
  • 31.3 ounces per shoe (size 15)
  • The official plate shoes for MLB umpires
  • For baseball or softball
  • Men’s sizing in all widths

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Ryan

MS

January 29, 2020
Wow...These umpire plate shoes really look amazing. You can almost see your reflection when the sun is out. Really lightweight compared to some of the others I've owned. Comfy thus far as well. I can't wait to see how they hold up after 50-60 games this season.

Steven K.

Rio Rancho, NM

October 13, 2019
These are surely among the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn! I feel super protected and supported in these umpire shoes, and they look super sharp and shiny with virtually no effort. After a few games, they protected my metatarsal region from a thrown bat, as well as the safety toe boxes repelling countless wild pitches that would have surely smashed the toes on both feet, all without a single sign of scratching! I love them!

Cesar Q.

Panama, PA

September 26, 2019
I can't believe how comfortable these umpire plate shoes are. I highly recommend them.

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Questions About This Product

Q: I need a 1/2 size. A 12 1/2.
– Reginald Grant
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New Balance does not offer this shoe in 1/2 sizes above 11 1/2. We recommend sizing up to a 13. With FREE RETURNS, there is no risk to see if the larger size will work for you.

– Ty Unthank
Customer Service Specialist, Pro Umpire School Graduate and Umpire

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WARNING: Participants in any sports activity assume risk of injury. This equipment may be used to help aid in preventing or reducing the extent of injury. No equipment can guarantee umpire or player safety from injury during participation, and use of this equipment carries no such guarantee. Do not use any umpire equipment that is damaged in any way.