PRODUCT ALERT: MLB Logo vs NB Logo on New Balance Umpire Shoes

Dec 12th, 2019

Updated 2/10/2020: MLB has extended its contract with New Balance to be the official on-field plate & base umpire shoes for the 2020 season.

What this means for you is this. The MLB logo remains on the tongue of our current & limited stock of V3 plate shoes and the new V3 base shoes.

V3 plate and base shoes stock arriving after this date for the 2020 season will have the NB logo or no logo on the tongue.

Same great shoe. Different logo on the tongue.

New Balance V3 Umpire Base Shoes

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Jim has a heart for sports officials and is a leading expert on umpire gear, safety and apparel. After playing baseball at Centre College, he worked as a high school umpire during the Elbeco shirt years. He became involved in E-Commerce while working on an MBA in the early 2000s and bought in 2006. Jim is proud of's success, staff and support for multiple groups including Minor League Baseball Umpires, Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy, the Wounded Warriors Umpire Academy and UMPS CARE, the charity of MLB umpires. He served on the UMPS CARE board of directors and was named their 2015 Ambassador Award recipient.


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