Smitty All-Black Mid-Cut Umpire Plate Shoes
Official Review: Smitty All-Black Mid-Cut Umpire Plate Shoes
The first umpire plate shoe by Smitty is an ode to the previous New Balance 460 plate shoe. Excelling in comfort and a professional genuine leather shine, this is a wallet-friendly, all-level protective pair of plate shoes.
Unfortunately, my feet are too wide for the D width. I owned a pair of New Balance 4E's that are essentially identical and they were awesome. Wore them for years. Only drawback is Smitty doesn't have a wide foot option. My toes rubbed the toe box. If you have a "standard" foot, you'll love them.
Just ordered my second pair. These plate shoes are really comfortable and easy to move in. I got hit in the shoe plenty of times while wearing these and never felt a thing. Highly recommended!
Questions About This Product
|Q:||Are the metatarsal guards on these shoes prone to tear away? I've had this problem with 3n2 and with New Balance plate shoes. Curiously, with only one shoe in each pair.|
– Dan Martin
Experiences vary with the degree of usage and care.– 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.