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Discussion: Softball Gloves-Any Good Ones?

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Jan. 11, 2012
32 posts
Softball Gloves-Any Good Ones?
Got interested in finding another softball glove.I play mostly outfield so I want something around a 13" - 14" size.What is a good glove? I saw an ad for Field General Gloves in the SSWC newspaper that just came out. Any feedback? I wanted a glove that was lighter in its weight and easy to break-in. Appreciate your comments. thanks.
Jan. 11, 2012
Men's 60
156 posts
Nakona actually makes a good glove. Try them.....
Jan. 11, 2012
32 posts
Thanks paul0784, I like Nakona. I have a 1st Base glove made by them. good one.
Jan. 11, 2012
Men's 60
1344 posts
I find Nakona's are extremely heavy. I've always gone with Rawlings.
Jan. 12, 2012
32 posts
Thanks Dbax, I have a Rawlings glove and really like it. Just need another glove.
Jan. 12, 2012
385 posts
SeniorMan, I just purchased a Worth Liberty Advance 13.5" it is a little heavy and takes a bit to break-in, but when broken-in is an excellent one..As good if not better that the Wilson A2000. Mis 2 centavos. STAY THIRSTY MY FRIEND.

Jan. 12, 2012
Men's 50
622 posts
If your looking for a great glove that will last you the rest of your playing days, try the Vinci or Glovesmith. Not easy gloves to break in, because there made like the ones we had as kids. There made to last. I hope this helps.
Jan. 12, 2012
Bomber #7
Men's 60
62 posts
Dbax. I don't find my 100K 1st basemans mitt or my AMG700K Nacona's heavy at all. But, even if they were, I'd still purchase the AMERICAN MADE product to do my part to support American manufacturers and our economy.(assuming we are talking good glove vs. good glove)
Jan. 12, 2012
354 posts
I've had several gloves over the years and I really like the TPS models and Rawlings. A year ago My wife ordered me a custom glove from Rodriguez Custom Gloves. The company allows you to design your glove in the colors of your choice, the pocket web of your choice, color of the lacing, trim and welding. You can have your name & number and state or country flag embroidered on it. They break in quickly with use and play very well. If you want a glove that's a little bigger than most they will also accomodate you. I really like the glove / leather quality . I purchased 2 fielding gloves for my self and one for my grandson. If you want to see a pic provide a text nunumber. BTW their 1b gloves are awesome. You can also call Matt( Rodriguez Glove Rep) at (360) 420-6292 and get info Tell I sent you:)
Jan. 14, 2012
27 posts
here is the link to Rodriguez gloves

Jan. 14, 2012
16 posts
Rolin or Barazza are the best of the Mexican made gloves. Both are very solid choices.
Jan. 14, 2012
mad dog
Men's 65
3979 posts
here is another good glove from mexico
samg,here is a senior guy who is a rep for them.....

Jan. 17, 2012
32 posts
Thanks for all your input about gloves:
Pricer, Bomber#7, hitt2,samg, Glallardo and mad dog. I appreciate the advice and I will follow-up and checkout the recommendations.
Jan. 17, 2012
Men's 50
181 posts
I can add one more good reason to buy the American Made Nokona. I've had mine for close to 15 years give or take. It was top of the line and cost around $180.00 when I bought it.
The outside was still in great shape but the inside had rotted in places and the thumb and straps for the little finger had broken off.
I called Nokona, they issued me an RMA to send it back for repair. They restrung the entire glove and replaced the entire inside of the glove. For this they charged me $80.00. That's standing behind your product. Glove is like brand new. Mine is the pre-oiled model so it is a little heavy but I've never had to put a drop of oil on it. They also have light weight models.
Jan. 17, 2012
Men's 70
418 posts
FOFO, I bought the Nokona about that time for $180.00.
Great glove, soft, ready to play. They put vaseline on it at the factory. The packet with the glove told a story about using vaseline inside the glove also to keep it from rotting out inside, does not make it slick.
I pitched at the time and the youngun's liked to hit up the middle. The glove was so soft I took a hit directly straight on to my little finger, it bent the soft glove in and back enough to almost take the nail off.
I had to go back to my Rawlings SG96 as it added more protection.
Very good glove, would have kept if playing anyother position.
Feb. 15, 2012
Wayne 37
Men's 60
233 posts
@Gallardo~I was going to say the same thing. You can order them the way you want them. Loved my old Rolin glove I had for baseball.

They also have a website that is out of Corpus Christi.
Feb. 16, 2012
19 posts
try going to all size gloves good leather at a reasonable price
Feb. 17, 2012
Men's 55
451 posts
JUST a Question: Been seeing a lot of the Worth BFG's (we know what that means) showing up and I thought 15" gloves were illegal? Haven't seen one thrown out of any tournament.
They are easy to spot (Black with the White lettering and stitching)
Feb. 17, 2012
59 posts
Vinci makes the best stock gloves for softball.

Glovesmith also makes a geat softball glove but they are a custom order.

You won't get any better than those two.
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