Our initial shipment of 2009 New Balance All-Black MF995 Field Umpire/Referee Shoes arrived yesterday. And despite a few others who jumped the gun in pre-selling these when New Balance requested that we hold off, we are currently the only retailer with these in stock and available for shipping.
Preliminary indications are that we'll stock more versions of New Balance's new field shoe than other officials' retailers with low cut (MF995LBK) in standard D and EE wide widths and mid cut (MF995MBK) in D width.
The shoe, which is good for use in baseball, softball, football, lacrosse and any other outdoor sport is really nice. The low cut is based on New Balance's 995 cross-training shoe you may have seen elsewhere last year but in an all-black finish and without the royal blue in the sole. It's adds an outer design with both flat and shiny elements that result in a very unique and attractive shoe.
The availability of the mid cut will serve as our first available field shoe in this style which has been greatly needed in our overall shoe selection.
We'll continue to have stock of the popular MU350LK model from the last 2 years in most sizes through much of spring 2009. The MU350LKs are on sale right now, but we don't plan to treat this shoe as a closeout item. So, you'll have a choice, at least for a while of the low-cuts, between two different styles within the same brand.
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So do you like the new design or prefer the MU350LK model? Would love to here your thoughts.
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