New Balance V3 MLB All-Black Mid-Cut Umpire Plate Shoes
OFFICIAL 2-MINUTE REVIEW: New Balance V3 MLB Mid-cut Umpire Plate Shoe
Federal Heights, CO
I Do Not Recommend this plate shoe for an umpire who does multiple games a day during the peak of baseball. They are defective they rip/tear easily where padding is stitched to shoe. Very poor design! I'm now on my 3rd pair in 16 months. Don't be mislead by the positive reviews. I too would write positive reviews if I had a steady supply of these plate shoes! Besides that major flaw, I really like this shoe. Thank goodness for Ump-Attire.com's customer satisfaction. They have been very understanding and have replaced the defective shoes. I hope New Balance will go back to the drawing board and fix the defect of the shoe.
Cheng Chia H.
Good plate umpire shoes. Evolution compare as last generation. More protection cover inside and better look!!!
I was unsure about these plate shoes at first. After the first game I was thinking they were okay but not great. After the second game they feel more broken in and are very comfortable. They are still new so I can't comment on durability because they haven't been hit or stepped on but they look great and are very comfortable!
Questions About This Product
|Q:||Great shoes, but I am not sure how the laces should be tied. Are the laces supposed to come up through the holes in the protective plate and then tied? Or, are they to be tied in a different manner?|
– Paul Slominski
Glad to hear you like these plate shoes. For best results, it is recommended to lace the shoes all the way to the top eyelet, feed the laces up (from the backside) through the eyelets on the metatarsal plate and then tie.– Scott Kennedy
Business Development Specialist, NCAA and Former Triple-A Umpire and KHSAA Basketball Official
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