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New Balance V3 All-Black Mid-Cut Umpire Plate Shoes

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Description

The 460 New Balance Umpire Plate Shoes are designed for that extra look of authority with a hi-gloss finish that is easy to clean while maintaining the comfort, breathability and traction you expect in an on-field athletic shoe.

The redesigned floating instep guard provides advanced features. First, it provides maximum protection where you need it most, on the inside of your feet, without the extra bulk on the outside where you don't. Second, it "releases" from the top making it easier to take on and off and to lace your shoelaces. Third, there is a mesh strap that creates space between your shoe and guard for air to flow.

This mid-cut style is all-black high gloss finish with New Balance logo on the side, top plate and sole.

FEATURES

  • Dispersion Instep Guard provides more inner foot protection
  • Toe box is designed of the highest grade Thermal Polyurethane possible, with greater density in high impact zones
  • ABZORB® - a blend of Dupont™ Engage® and Isoprene rubber - in heel and forefoot provides superior shock absorption and cushioning throughout the game
  • Strategically placed mesh strap on inside of metatarsal guard that promotes air flow and breathability
  • Guard releases for easy on/off
  • Mid-cut provides greater ankle support
  • High gloss is easy to clean / polishable
  • Snug-fit integrated neoprene sock liner provides additional comfort between foot and hard toe
  • Nubby outsole for enhanced traction
  • Lace pocket on tongue to hide shoelaces
  • 31.3 ounces per shoe (size 15)
  • The official plate shoes for MLB umpires
  • For baseball or softball
  • Men’s sizing in all widths

Product Video

Official Review: New Balance MLB V3 Umpire Plate Shoes

Ty Unthank takes you behind the plate and shares why MLB Umpires prefer New Balance Plate Shoes.

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Kyle A.

Schertz, TX

April 11, 2021
Just bought a pair of these last week. On the same day the shoes arrived, I received a steroid shot in my foot at the doctor (plantar fasciitis & bone spur). The next morning I called 2 games behind the plate wearing these shoes. They were absolutely amazing. Incredibly comfortable. My previous pair was low-cut, these new ones are mid-cut. I love the mid-cut a lot more than the low-cut ones. Highly recommend these shoes, you won't be disappointed.

Sam Y.

Carrollton, TX

January 30, 2021
Great umpire plate shoes!! Long lasting, fits great, never have had a problem with any New Balance plate shoes. Looks great and easy to keep clean. They are a little bit more expensive than other shoes but they are well worth it! Highly recommend to every umpire!

Jacob P.

Frankfort, IN

September 9, 2020
They're great umpire plate shoes!

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Questions About This Product

Q: What is the difference between these plate shoes and the MU460BK3?
– Nicholas Travis
A: 

The New Balance V3 All-Black Mid-Cut Umpire Plate Shoes (MU460XB3) are the exact same shoe as the New Balance V3 MLB All-Black Mid-Cut Umpire Plate Shoes (MU460BK3). The only difference is one has the MLB logo on the tongue while the other is blank.

– Ty Unthank
Communication & Service Specialist, Pro Umpire School Graduate and Umpire

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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.