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Old Fri Mar 04, 2011, 04:55pm
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3n2 mid plate shoes

Got a pair this year.... omg!!! how did i ever call a ball or a strike without these... (appearantly, not well... according to the crowd )

no one asked but.. darn it... they some good shoes!!
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Old Fri Mar 04, 2011, 07:35pm
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Just was looking at these online and came here to see if anyone had an opinion on these. Guess you do..... What about sizing? Did you get your normal size as your other plate shoes? Where did you buy yours?
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Old Sat Mar 05, 2011, 03:22am
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on plate shoes, half sizing up is always wise because the protective toe box narrows the fit. also, the boombah, elite, and 3N2 "mid" cut tend to fit smaller, at least that is my personal experience.

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Just was looking at these online and came here to see if anyone had an opinion on these. Guess you do..... What about sizing? Did you get your normal size as your other plate shoes? Where did you buy yours?
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Old Sat Mar 05, 2011, 11:19am
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yes, half size up... and i got the widest available... think i bought them from "between the lines" as they had lowest shipping (at the time) and lowest price. total spent $93'ish
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Old Sat Mar 05, 2011, 04:00pm
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on plate shoes, half sizing up is always wise because the protective toe box narrows the fit. also, the boombah, elite, and 3N2 "mid" cut tend to fit smaller, at least that is my personal experience.
Are you saying 1/2 size up for 3N2 from my other plate shoes, or just 1/2 size up from dress shoes? My other plate shoes are 1/2 size up from dress shoes, also some of by base shoes.
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Old Sat Mar 05, 2011, 07:08pm
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1/2 size up from your actual foot size
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Old Sat Mar 05, 2011, 11:13pm
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buy a half size up from your normal size you wear, the normal US size.

if your foot is a bit on the chunky side, I'd consider buying the wide size as well.

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Are you saying 1/2 size up for 3N2 from my other plate shoes, or just 1/2 size up from dress shoes? My other plate shoes are 1/2 size up from dress shoes, also some of by base shoes.
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Old Sun Mar 06, 2011, 09:32am
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Got a pair this year.... omg!!! how did i ever call a ball or a strike without these... (appearantly, not well... according to the crowd )
I'm sort of curious how you did it from mid plate?
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Old Sun Mar 06, 2011, 11:02pm
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Old Tue Mar 08, 2011, 01:54pm
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I just bought a new pair of 3N2 plate shoes, and they fit better than any other shoe I've worn. There is a shoe blog at ump-attire.com explaining the sizes. They recommend buying 1/2 size up if you get normal D width, as in the New Balance plate shoes. They recommend normal sizing if you get the EE width. I puchased the EE width, using my normal size, and they fit great.
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Old Tue Mar 08, 2011, 08:47pm
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Old Wed Apr 06, 2011, 08:34pm
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Cajun,

Thanks for starting this thread. Just received my 3n2 plate shoes. My very old, very heavy +POS shoes had to go. I got the low-cut version. (It's hard enough to get a running shoe on my prosthetic foot, so I stick with the lower version.) Ordered my normal size 13, but in EE width. Fits great and feels great! Can't wait to give them a try tomorrow.
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Old Thu Apr 07, 2011, 09:22am
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I have the 3 and 2 base shoes and they are very comfortable and I highly reccommend them.

I also have the New Balance plate shoes and really enjoy wearing them, Everyone is right in plate shoes make sure you go up at least half is not a full size. You can always wear a thicker or double sock if the shoe is a smidge big.
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Old Thu Apr 07, 2011, 04:46pm
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The 3N2 low rise plate shoes are great as well. They are very light and very very comfortable. The concerns some have stated about the toe not being steel are unfounded. The material that the to is made of is rock hard and takes direct hits very well. I bout the 1/2 size larger and the fit is perfect.

I also have the New Balance high tops and I prefer the 3N to those. The only issue is that it has not improve my strike zone. I had several parents tell me I was squeezing the pitcher. Bit man, my feet fell great.....LOL
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Old Fri Apr 08, 2011, 03:51pm
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Officially Sports in Pittsburgh (formerly Purchse Officials Supplies), I believe offers a 10% discount if you buy both plate and base. The base shoe also works well if you do football ........................
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