When Your Reebok Magistrate and Zig Umpire Shoes are Zapped OutJan 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).
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.
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:
REEBOK PLATE SHOES
Mid Sze 8 @ Amazon (All-Black)
REEBOK BASE SHOES
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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President Jim Kirk
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 during the Elbeco shirt years. 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 and a “Best Places to Work in Louisville” honor in 2020. He maintains long-standing relationships with Minor League Baseball Umpire Development & Training Academy and the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO). 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.