3N2 Reaction Pro Low Umpire Plate Shoes
Official Review: 3n2 Reaction Umpire Plate Shoes
Ty takes you behind the plate and shows off 3n2's entry-level umpire plate shoes for baseball and softball umpires.
I still have other plate shoes, but kept seeing these. So I bought a pair and so happy I did. These plate shoes are great. So light, comfortable and great traction. A nice foam heel support is definitely a huge plus. Can't wait to wear them for travel ball, 6-7 plates a day.
Very comfortable - the perfect fit! The shoes even allow extra room for the addition of insoles for my plantar fasciitis.
Mixed reviews. For me, they only lasted a year. The bottoms (cleats/knobs) split away from the sole of the shoe. I would do 4 high school games a week, and then 8-10 games on a weekend (6 plates), so I definitely put work in. For light work (say half of what I just posted) or just doing a few games a week I'm sure they would be just fine, especially for the price. Clean up is pretty easy, but based on the material, don't expect that 'Super, see My Reflection Shine'. Taken 60+ MPH softballs off them, no problem. I did have to put inserts in them after one full season (about 175-200 games). 2 pair lasted me about 1½ good seasons. BOTH had same ending of cleats/knobs separating from the sole.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||How do the 3n2 plate shoes run? I wear a 11.5 in the reebok zig plate shoes. Should I get the same size or a size 11? I bought a pair of new balance plate shoes in 11.5 and they are a little big.|
– Dan Boroughs
The 3n2 plate shoes run closer to the New Balance plate shoes than the Reebok Zig plate shoes. Most likely, size 11 will work best for you. With FREE RETURNS for the contiguous United States, there is no risk of ordering both sizes to see which works best for you.– Brandon Lawson
Support Specialist, Pro Umpire School Graduate and Umpire, Football Official & Basketball Referee
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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.