New Balance V3 MLB All-Black Low-Cut Umpire Plate Shoes
Official 2-Minute Review: New Balance MLB V3 Umpire Plate Shoes
Fantastic. Runs a little narrow but comfortable.
Very comfortable and look professional. Had the 3N2 and after 2 years the tops split out. Have not had a ball hit off of them yet, but feel confident in their protection.
These are fantastic. They are my first pair of umpire plate shoes, admittedly, but the toe is solid as is the metatarsal plate. In my first game, I umpired 14U from behind the plate and took more than one shot. I didn't feel a thing. After the game, I just ran a little water over them in the sink and dried them off. Voila, ready for the next game.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||Loosing a toenail on left foot - Little League game, took a direct hit to big toe, just wearing a my regular New Balance cleats. Will these "plate shoes" provide any extra protection to toes?
– Doug Murray
Ouch! It is always risky getting behind the plate without proper protection. These New Balance Umpire Plate Shoes will absolutely provide more protection than a regular shoe or cleat. They feature a toe box designed with the highest grade Thermal Polyurethane (technical term for extremely hard plastic) possible to protect your toes. The metatarsal plate protecting the top and sides of your feet is also manufactured from Thermal Polyurethane making this one of the most protective plate shoes on the market today.– Josh Mann
Marketing Assistant, Pro School Umpire Graduate
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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.