Mizuno Pro Wave Black & White Mid-Cut Umpire Plate Shoes
March 27, 2023
I picked these up to replace my well worn Smitty plate shoes. My Smitty plate shoes are a little roomy, I wear double-socks when using them and they are still a little roomy for me. I also wear a 12 2E New Balance base shoe because I'm kinda in-between a standard and mid-wide size foot. I got the size 12 of these shoes. These Mizunos are SUPER comfy, and look great, love the way the protection plate lays over the foot. The fit is a tad narrow though (not tight on my foot, but feels narrow on the bottom of the foot); the shoe seems to fit fine and comfy, but the sole of the shoe is very narrow, so it feels like I'm standing on a 2x4 edge kinda even though the shoe itself doesn't seem to NOT fit. I am going to return them and hopefully they'll come out with a slightly wider sole for the shoe soon, because these look fantastic.
March 22, 2023
After my first plate game of the season, I can say that I like both the look and feel of these umpire plate shoes more than that of the NB v3 shoes. They were comfortable, protective, and look great!
Johnson Creek, WI
March 17, 2023
Purchased these after not liking the New Balance V3 (didn't like how high the toe cap sits and interfered with my shin guard fit). Just got them earlier today; the first impression is great! Very comfortable and the fit was as expected (10.5 for both New Balance and Mizuno) and the shin guards sit perfectly behind the toe cap. I'm looking forward to using them on the field. I appreciate the free return policy. It made it easy to send back the New Balance and I've already received the refund.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||What’s the best way to lace the metatarsal plate so the laces are hidden?|
– Christine Larson
Lace these shoes as they way come with the laces going through the guard as the last step. Tie them down, then tuck the bows back under the shield.– Ty Unthank
Marketing Specialist, HS & College Umpire
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.