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Hello all -
A fellow teacher is wanting to umpire for the first time this year. Since everyone in this community is amazing, I thought I'd reach out and see if anyone has some extra equipment lying around to help get him started. I've got him hooked up with base shoes, shin guards, and ball bags that I wasn't using anymore. Here's a list of other things we're looking for (preferably at a cheap price and in good condition):
Mask (just a basic Dyna-Lite if available) Chest protector (XL or 13 inch) Plate shoes (Size 13 2E would be ideal, but 13 D will work, too) Thanks!
By Scott Kennedy
Good morning Umpire-Empire -
We were slammed with questions about the New Balance V3 MLB Umpire Plate shoe for the last week or so.
@JimKirk & I worked extensively to provide detailed information on our website & Im attaching the link here from Google: https://goo.gl/fR0swC
We're not taking Pre-Orders & we're not charging extra for Special Orders b/c you need a 2E or 4E width. We are following the New Balance MAP pricing guidelines of $140 for low & $150 for mid-cuts; no matter the size or the width!
What we ARE doing, is offering FREE SHIPPING & FREE RETURNS. Go to the link above & find out more details. We will have EVERY option available in this plate umpire shoe IN-STOCK & they're arriving soon!!! Be the first to know about it by signing up for our newsletter on the bottom of the page of our website.
We've also added an "OFFICIAL 2-MINUTE REVIEW" about the New Balance V3 MLB Umpire Plate Shoe on our YouTube channel & the product page on the link above as well. Subscribe & you will get all of our "hands on" videos of our products as we download them.
Have a GREAT weekend!!
By Umpire in Chief
The official on-field shoe of Major League Baseball umpires, the All-Black MU950 Umpire Base Shoes are 20% lighter than the previous low-cut base shoe model, with the same comfort and cushioning technology you’ve come to expect from New Balance. In crisp all black, with embossed MLB logo.
ABZORB® - a blend of Dupont™ Engage® and Isoprene rubber - in heel and forefoot provides superior shock absorption and cushioning throughout the game. Synthetic upper is shoe shine compatible. Nubbed rubber sole for outstanding traction without the feel of a cleated sole EVA foam midsole for durability and comfort Available in D (standard), EE (wide) and 4E (extra wide) shoe widths This product is available at Ump-Attire.com.
I, like many of you, wear the New Balance plate shoes, but I seem to be having a problem with them and I wanted to know if any of you have experienced something similar. Last year I bought a brand new pair of shoes from Ump-Attire and I fell in love with them. Then after only 20 or so plate games the material that keeps the plate for the top of the foot connected to the rest of the shoe ripped up so the plate was flopping all over the place. I tried a few things to fix them, but they always ended up flopping around during a game (a bad look even if no one really noticed). I gave up and bought another pair and they worked great for the rest of the season. Flash forward to now and that pair of shoes has been through quite a bit of games over the past season and a half, but again, last night the material broke and I'm left with a flopping plate. I haven't beat up the shoes in any way besides wearing them and I haven't taken a ball to the foot in I can't remember how long. All I know is that every time they break it seems I'm working solo and having to run around a bit more than usual. Any ideas or should I just buy new shoes? I haven't seen Reebok shoes around (did they stop making plate shoes?) and I have a pair of 3N2's that I don't trust above little league.
Thanks in advance,