When you are shopping for your umpire shoes, pay attention to whether you’re getting an umpire plate shoe or a base umpire shoe. An umpire plate shoe will cost you a little more but additional toe protection (steel toe and protector) are with their weight in gold. If you’re umpiring older, more experienced leagues, a plate shoe is a must have.
Top Rated Umpire Shoes
New Balance Men’s Baseball Umpire Behind Plate Shoe
The New Balance 460 umpire plate shoe is built for home plate umpires. The shoe has a steel toe and lace flap that work together to protect the foot from foul balls. Soft cushions in the heel and forefoot provide long-lasting comfort. Amazon price: $117.98 – $129.99
Reebok Men’s Vero IV Low Zig Trainer Baseball Shoe
Reebok’s Men’s Vero IV Low Zig trainer is built with synthetic leather and mesh to help keep your foot cool. This simple umpire shoe is best designed for base umpires and at a lower price point it is a great value. Amazon price: $60.00 – $113.50
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