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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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Douglas S.

Crescent City, CA

August 15, 2021
These umpire plate shoes are lightweight and gives me enough support to do several games in a day. I had to buy a second pair to have on hand because I have been doing so many baseball and softball games.

Robert P.

Sylmar, CA

August 5, 2021
Very comfortable shoes!!! After doing multiple games in a day my feet don’t hurt like my old shoes I use to have. Plus the protection in these are great. Highly recommend these.

Jim B.

Myerstown, PA

July 26, 2021
Best umpire shoe purchase I every made! So comfortable! I love the look!

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Questions About This Product

Q: How much height does this shoe give me? What I mean is how many inches taller will I be? I'm asking because I want to know if the height of the shoe will affect my plate pants. I currently have the 3N2 Reaction Pro Low Umpire Plate Shoes and my plate pants were hemmed with those shoes in mind. How much of a difference will it make in terms of height?
– Alistair Mcevilly
A: 

There is a 1/2 inch difference between the shoes. The New Balance midsole is just under 1 1/2 inches. The 3n2 ​Reaction Pro Low Cut Umpire Plate Shoes, at the heel, are 2 inches tall, including the cleats.

– 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.