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    Shoes - plate and base

    Recommendations on Plate and Base Shoes for ladies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicfindlay View Post
    Recommendations on Plate and Base Shoes for ladies?
    Wear them. Much better for your feet when you do that. Leaving them off could be harmful and painful.

    Same is true for those individuals that aren't ladies; whether male or female.

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    Haha good advice. I'm more interesting in which brands etc, especially as most seem to be men's sizes as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlUmpSteve View Post
    Wear them. Much better for your feet when you do that. Leaving them off could be harmful and painful.

    Same is true for those individuals that aren't ladies; whether male or female.
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    Personally, I've always been a fan of New Balance. I have Plantar Fasciitis, and New Balance has helped to keep that in check.
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    If only I didn't have to try to black out the logo and that obnoxious insignia on the back.

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    The 950's I have the only white on the shoe is the MLB logo on the back. The entire rest of the upper is black.

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    OK, it's time after 5/6 years to replace my NB plate shoes. I'm on the fence with switching over to the 3n2s for the smaller size and lighter weight. My NB have held up extremely well and are comfortable, but they're so big and heavy.

    Any input? Thanks.

    And there isn't anyplace here in S. Oregon for me to go try them on sooooo there is the reason I'm asking.

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    My experience with 3n2 was mixed.
    They are light and had good arch support.
    The problem is that they wear out to fast on the bottom

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    I agree with that. Plus, the 3n2 shoes don't have a true steel toe. I've heard of some umpires taking direct hits to the toe area and getting injuries.

    If NB has worked well for you for this long, why make the switch?
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    I'm giving the 3n2s a try. Had $20 off at Dick's so getting them for $69. If I don't like em I'll pass them on to one of our JV umps or something...... My NB were sooooo heavy and sooooo bulky. But they did hold up. We'll see if I get one of the good pair of 3n2. Here's hopin!!

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