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New Balance MU950 Base Shoes LK
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.
New Balance Plate Shoes Falling Apart
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,