When Your Reebok Magistrate and Zig Umpire Shoes are Zapped Out

Jan 2nd, 2019


If you are looking for Reebok Umpire Shoes of any style, you will want to follow this article to the bottom for availability as ZERO are currently being made.

At one time, Reebok was in the ZONE for umpires. They were the Official Supplier to MLB Umpires (before New Balance).


Reebok Magistrate Umpire Plate Shoe Reebok Magistrate Umpire Base Shoes

They made a mid cut plate shoe called the Magistrate (see above) that many umpires were ZANY over. They fit just right and even came in wide widths, too!


Reebok changed to the ZIG (or Zigtech) style (see below) in mid and low cut - both plate and base. These were well-liked by a smaller minority, but were too narrow for most.

They came in all-black and black with a ZESTY amount of white. The Reebok Zigs eventually went ZAG a.k.a. discontinued as well.

Reebok Zig Magistrate Umpire Plate ShoeReebok Zig Magistrate Umpire Base Shoes

Don't despair. We have all the popular umpire plate and base shoes from A to Z here.

If you are still holding out for Reebok umpire shoes, many Google links show product but stock is virtually ZILCH. I did find these in the U.S. at the time of writing:



Mid Sze 8 @ Amazon (All-Black)



Mid Size 16 @ Ebay (Black & White)


Low Sizs 9.5, 10.5 and 11 @ 3Play Sports (All-Black)

A WORD OF CAUTION: If you find stock, it will have sat for several to many years.

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Jim is a leading expert, educator and author on umpire gear, safety & appearance. After playing baseball at Centre College, he worked as a high school umpire. He became involved in E-Commerce while working on an MBA in the early 2000s and bought Ump-Attire.com in 2006, He eventually led it to the leading umpire gear & attire retailer worldwide, a “Best Places to Work in Louisville” honor in 2020 & 2021 and a National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) Preferred Vendor. He maintained a long-standing relationship with Minor League Baseball Umpire Development & Training Academy for 10 years. He serves as an adviser to UMPS CARE Charities, the charity of MLB umpires, served as a 2-term board of director from 2012-2018, and was named their 2015 Ambassador Award recipient. A supporter since the inception of the Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy, he was named to their Board of Directors in 2020.


  • I still have my Magistrate plate shoes and while they are showing signs of wear they are still super comfortable and do the job for the level of play I umpire. I don't plan on getting rid of them unless Reebok starts making a new pair. I wish you still had a stash of Zig base shoes size 9 somewhere in a warehouse. Reebok is making a comeback now that they are out of Adidas ownership.

    • Comment by Michael Keil
    • Nov 4, 2023