Veteran Umpire Scott Kennedy Shows How-to Clean & Polish Your Plate and Base Shoes

Mar 8th, 2018

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Screenshot of Scott Cleaning Umpire Base Shoes

Many of your have asked:

  • "How do I clean my umpire shoes?"
  • "What kind of soap should I use?"
  • "How do I keep my shoes looking shiny?"
  • "How do I keep the white on my shoes white?"
  • "How hard is it to clean dirt out of the mesh?"
  • "What shoe polish should I use?"

Pedag Shoe Polish

Featured in the videos is Pedag Premium Shoe Polish. We love Pedag because it offers an all-in-one tube, polish and sponge applicator. Not only does it provide long-lasting protection and shine, it is a breeze to use and just as simple to store.

You'll notice in the videos it is recommendeed black Pedag polish for umpire shoes that are predominatly black (plate shoes and all-black base shoes); and clear polish for shoes that have some white (base shoes with white). Great advice!

Order your Pedag Shoe Polish here to put in your bag this season.

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About the Author

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President Jim Kirk

Jim has a heart for sports officials and is one of world’s top experts on umpire gear, apparel and safety. 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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