New Balance V3 All-Black Mid-Cut Umpire Plate Shoes
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.
Best umpire shoe purchase I every made! So comfortable! I love the look!
Love these umpire plate shoes!! Lightweight, comfortable, cool, and I like the added side instep coverage (in case my feet aren't perfectly aligned forward). These replace the earlier NB plate shoes. Those lasted 8 years (finally wore out on the inside and started to look ratty outside). I don't know if these will last as long, but they are way more comfortable and lighter. I ordered a half size larger. My last NB plate shoes were 11.5 2E (fit perfectly), and I ordered size 12 2E this time, and I'm glad I did. The half size larger than before fits perfectly.
Super light, comfy and durable! My feet feel great after a game.
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
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.
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.