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Old Sat Jul 15, 2006, 10:17am
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Exclamation Plate Shoes

Im looking for a pair of shoes for behind the plate. Any ideas guys? should i get a REAL pair from Honigs or something...or use black shoes/boots with a steel toe in them? Can you help me here? This season I used shin guards w/ foot flaps on them...and black shoes.
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Old Sat Jul 15, 2006, 10:24am
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best dang plate shoes available.
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Old Sat Jul 15, 2006, 07:07pm
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you gunna give me $120 for those shoes
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Old Sat Jul 15, 2006, 07:16pm
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you gunna give me $120 for those shoes
Miss even a half of days work and pay a medical bill for x-rays and treatment after you break a toe by not wearing a pair, and you'll have spent enough to buy 5 pairs of plate shoes. $120.00 is well spent unless you're a sadist.


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Old Sat Jul 15, 2006, 07:18pm
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im kidding....im looking for the least expensive pair i can find. (being a beginning umpire)
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im kidding....im looking for the least expensive pair i can find. (being a beginning umpire)

When I first started I bought a pair of steel toed black athletic shoes from Sears for around $40.00. Just make sure you wear shin guards with metatarsal protection.


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Old Sat Jul 15, 2006, 08:19pm
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www.inhousesports.com/bsbumpshoes.html

65 bones for patent leather plate shoes. Spend the extra dough.
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Old Sat Jul 15, 2006, 09:07pm
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$65 is a good price. Might get those.
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Old Sat Jul 15, 2006, 09:32pm
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$120.00 is well spent unless you're a sadist.
Tim, I believe the word you were looking for was masochist.
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Old Sat Jul 15, 2006, 09:33pm
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Thumbs up They look good to me

I had a chance to look at the $65 plate shoes from inhouse and they seem as good as Honigs. They also have nice base shoes.
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Old Sat Jul 15, 2006, 09:41pm
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New Balance plate shoes - best $95 ive ever spent towards umpiring.
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Old Sat Jul 15, 2006, 10:17pm
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in house plate shoes

the in house plate shoes look very, very similar to honigs - but they are about $50 cheaper. how is the quality? do they look like they will last??
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Old Sun Jul 16, 2006, 05:55pm
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the in house plate shoes look very, very similar to honigs - but they are about $50 cheaper. how is the quality? do they look like they will last??
take a guess

do you want to have these shoes last for more than one season? if yes, id say don't buy these knock offs.
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Old Sun Jul 16, 2006, 10:46pm
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take a guess

do you want to have these shoes last for more than one season? if yes, id say don't buy these knock offs.

Have you actually seen them? Someone who has said they were exactly like the Honigs. Same sole, etc. I'd really like to know from someone who's actually bought them.
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take a guess

do you want to have these shoes last for more than one season? if yes, id say don't buy these knock offs.
They sell other gear by reputable sources, why would you assume their shoes are shoddy?

I bought Spot-Builts (locally for over $100) that sucked when they were brand new because they have a "hard" toe not a steel toe. At least these are steel toed. That makes them worth the $65 to $70, even if they don't last. At least my toes wouldn't get all messed up like they did.
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