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.
Forest Lake, MN
These shoes are comfortable out of the box, protect well against direct shots to all of the foot, and are easy to take care of. However, like others have said, the quality is not perfect, and I am another owner whose shoes are experiencing advanced signs of aging in under 1 full calendar year. The bridge by the eyelets is coming apart at the seams. I don't like buying new shoes every season, but I will have no choice but to by new ones or get them repaired in the middle of the busiest time of the year.
Some of the best plate shoes I’ve ever had!! Very comfortable out of the box, hardly any break in time needed! I will be honest, due to some of the negative reviews I read, I took my time ordering this pair of plate shoes! However, time will tell. The "18-month and already tearing up" reviews concerned me the most! However, fresh out of the box, I’m very happy with the shoe. Time will tell on the rest!! I’m kicking myself because I didn’t order them sooner! I’m even considering ordering a second pair to put away in case the 18-month thing is true.
San Bernardino, CA
I regret that these shoes are only 18 months old and they are already coming apart. Overall the shoes performed well but for $35 more I can purchase a better quality product. The ankle padding is what is failing and I have never had this problem with other brands. Sad.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||Is there a lace management feature on these shoes or do the laces just flop around on the plate of the shoe?|
– Tim Zemaitis
No lace management on these Smitty shoes. The laces come through the eyelets and tie on top of the guard plate.– Sherie Sandifer
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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.