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

MUL460T3 New Balance V3 All-Black Low-Cut Umpire Plate Shoes Outside Front Angled View

Hover for
larger image

  • MUL460T3 New Balance V3 All-Black Low-Cut Umpire Plate Shoes Outside Front Angled View
  • MUL460T3 New Balance V3 All-Black Low-Cut Umpire Plate Shoes Inside Side View
  • MUL460T3 New Balance V3 All-Black Low-Cut Umpire Plate Shoes Outside Side View with Flap Up
  • MUL460T3 New Balance V3 All-Black Low-Cut Umpire Plate Shoes Back View
  • MUL460T3 New Balance V3 All-Black Low-Cut Umpire Plate Shoes Top View
  • MUL460T3 New Balance V3 All-Black Low-Cut Umpire Plate Shoes Sole View
Sorry, we only have 0 available.
  Order by 2:30 PM ET, same business day shipping available! FREE Shipping on This Item
in the U.S.
FREE Returns on This Item
(Contiguous U.S.)


New Balance's first low-cut umpire plate shoes, the MUL460v3s are designed for that extra look of authority with its high-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 buffer that creates space between your shoe and guard for air to flow.

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


  • Strategically placed mesh and mesh buffer on metatarsal guard promotes air flow and breathability
  • 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
  • Guard releases for easy on / off
  • 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
  • 29.2 oz per shoe (size 15)
  • Will be available ready-to-ship in D, 2E and 4E widths. (No special ordering required)
  • The official plate shoes for MLB umpires

Product Video

Official Review: New Balance V3 Umpire Plate Shoes

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

Additional Videos


  • Share:

Official Reviews


Robert W.

Lenexa, KS

April 15, 2022
I have enjoyed these shoes a great deal. I did not think any plate shoe would be better than my +POS plate shoes but I have found these New Balance plate shoes to be protective and incredibly comfortable. I have wide feet and the sizes ran true to my exact size and gave my feet plenty of room on the sides. 10.5 EE worked for me.

Dave M.

New Fairfield, CT

March 20, 2022
This is a very comfortable shoe. I got the middle width and it’s just fine. The problem is the lacing. It’s got to be re-done so it’ll tie tightly. Another 5 minutes but, it’s necessary and really should be done out of the box. Good shoe though. Not heavy for the protection.

David M.

Saugus, CA

February 14, 2022
Solid low cut plate shoe. I wear a size 14 and the extra wide option is awesome. The high gloss finish is easy to clean. As usual, customer service is top notch.

See All Reviews»

Submit Review

Questions About This Product

Q: My daughter is a Fastpitch Girls Umpire. She wears a women's 8 - 8 1/2 wide to extra wide shoe. Would the Men's 8 2E possibly work for her?
– Susan Martenson

The Men's 8 2E converts to a women's 9 1/2 according to the Shoe Conversion chart found in our Fitting Room. Unfortunately, New Balance plate shoes are offered at the smallest size of an 8. You may find a Men's 7 2E in the 3N2 Reaction Pro Low Umpire Plate Shoes, converting to a 8 1/2 women's size.


See All Questions»

Ask A Question

Articles Related To This Product

New Balance to Continue with 4 of 8 Umpire Shoe Models

Mid-cut umpire plate shoes and low-cut base shoes in current color styles will continue while low-cut plate and mid-cut bases will no longer be manufactured.

How-To Make Excess Shoelaces Disappear into NB Plate Shoes

For those wearing the New Balance V3 Umpire Plate Shoes, check out a quick tip to make your excess shoelaces "disappear"!

Plate Shoes PSA: Avoiding a Potential Rip

Ty Unthank shares a tip to help you avoid potentially ripping your plate shoes.

Read More Articles»








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.