Best Baseball Glove Brands

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The Top Ten

1
Wilson
I have an a2k and its the best glove in the world. I used to have a heart of the hide by rawlings, but the a2k is much better. The leather is top quality and I love the colors and the feel. The only thing I don't like about it is that the laces are a little frail otherwise its the greatest glove. Wilson continues to be the best!
I own a Wilson A2000 and it is hands down the best glove I ever have and I plan on keeping this glove all the way through high school. I play second base and it is very durable and it's Pro Stock leather lets the glove mold to your hand. Best glove out there.
I have been playing baseball since I was four, I have played in national tournaments for my whole life and I have always relied on Wilson, it is higher quality and better feel than Rawlings and Mizuno, I can't speak for the other companies because I have only used a Rawlings Pro Preferred, and a Mizuno global elite, but all of my wilson gloves have blown these away! I have owned 3 a2000's and 2 a2k's, loved them all.
[Newest]Wilson is the worst glove
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2Rawlings
I own a pro preferred and an a2000. In my opinion these are two of the best gloves you can buy. Many of my friends told my that the a2000 was some what soft and wouldn't last as long as my pro preferred. So I did some reading and found out that the mass produced a2000 are all broke in prior to sale. So I ended up getting a custom one and added the pro stiff leather. Now when some people say they broke their glove in, in under two weeks that tells me that it will be a pancake in a year. Also if you have a child that you are looking to buy a ball glove for I would rec-amend one of the gold gloves made buy rawlings or a heart of the hide.
High Quality Leather, the price lasts for years. Certainly a tremendous glove for any baseball player. "The Finest in the Field. "
Its definitely the best glove I have ever had I've owned Nike, Wilson and Easton it is definitely one of the best gloves ever!
[Newest]Should be higher even though I have a wilson BUT I HATE IT
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3Nokona
Nokona is a fantastic glove company. All of their products are made in the USA, and they are very innovative with different types of leather. Great gloves that break in easily, last forever, and perform better than anything else I've owned. Nokona is the best player in the baseball glove brand game.
I've had many gloves like wilson, nike, and rawlings. but nokona has been the best yet. very durable, great preformance and a classy look. hard to break in but thats the point because it forms to your hand for better preformance
Nokona last for ever and they will always work, they feel just perfect in your hands
[Newest]I've had rawlings and Wilson gloves but the nokona is so sleek on your hands they are harder to break in but will last for a long time. The leather is really good and good looking. Ill never go back to anything after a nokona.
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4Mizuno
I have used a Mizuno MT880 outfielders glove (primarily for baseball and some softball)for over 25 years. Truly a "Great" glove with a large pocket, depth and feel. Fingers have remained sturdy with two minor tears on tips which have occurred over years of heavy use. Does not have much palm padding which is not necessary for outfielders and somewhat reduces weight.

Recently purchased a Mizuno Pro GMP70 12 3/4" with "Ichiro web design which has a nice feature where the top of the pocket collapses inward when a ball is caught along the inside of the thumb and web. It is also lightweight with somewhat of a pro flare design and a large pocket. The glove is somewhat tight fitting at first but has adjusted to accommodate my hand after 3 weeks of heavy break (playing ball no oils)

Rawling's Heart of the Hide and Louisville Slugger TPX Pro Flare and Omaha Pro gloves should also be ranked very high for quality and value.
Never used a mizuno. Next glove will be a Global Elite GGE10. Used a tpx since 8 (now 12) but I will definitely use a mizuno next glove. Not into Rawlings or Wilson, definitely not Nokona. Akadema is alright as well.
#1 Mizuno. #6 Nike
#2 TPX. #7 Easton
#3 Akadema. #8 Nokona
#4 Wilson. #9 Vinci
#5 Rawlings. #10 SSK
I've owned a Mizuno MVP Series, Rawlings Heart of the Hide, and I have used a Wilson A2000 on many occasions, but I really preferred the Mizuno, even though it was a lesser model in Mizuno. Now I play at a higher level and I will be choosing Mizuno Global Elite VOP as the glove I use. The Mizuno had a better and softer inside to it and it made a big difference for me, as in the other gloves my hands would start to get sweaty and make it uncomfortable. The Mizuno kept my hands dry.
[Newest]Get ichiro model glove its great

5Nike
All these posts were clearly posted prior to the release of the new Swingman series from Nike. Its Ken Griffey Jr's new line. Its an exceptional glove. Incredibly comfortable and made from very high quality leather. It looks badass, too.
Nike gloves are the BOMB they rock I have had mine for 5 years and it has never worn out yet, plus they don't use cheap leather that weres out after a while it lasts long and strong
They feel so good! I have a 1b glove, an outfield glove, and a pitchers glove by nike.

6Akadema
Rawlings and Wilson are traditionally and by far the best, but if any other brand were to challenge them for quality and craftsmanship right now, it would have to be Akadema! Akadema is quickly making a name for itself and is a very high performing brand of baseball glove. By purchasing an Akadema glove you are preparing yourself not to be disapointed.
Of course Wilson is amazing. Sure Rawlings is great. But you are going to pay for every bit of those adjectives. Akademayou don't get what you pay for, you get more. My son has one, my daughter has one, and they are outstanding in almost every regard. How in the world Nike made it higher than Akadema is CRAZY talk. Mizuno has a number of glove patterns out there that don't promote good beak points. I would go so far as to rate Akadema over Mizuno as well.
This list is a product of poor research. All Star, Diamond, Worth and Nike? Akadema is noted by professional, collegiate and HS players as best glove in the industry. If you want a $39 glove then the gloves mentioned above will do well for you. Akadema also only company manufacturing gloves (Patriot Series) in the USA.

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What... What kind of list puts Nike and Nokona above Akadema?

7Loisville Slugger
I have the Omaha Pro series 11.75 and it is one of the most comfortable gloves I have ever used. and for an even better price! Gets the job done and very easy to break in. Did it in 2 days
I have the Omaha Pro series 11.50 and I love it. I have had it for five years and it is amazing. It is broken in perfectly and it is a very strong glove. It has never been relaced or have any other problems with it. Anyone looking for a strong comfortable glove need a Louisville Slugger glove.
Best Glove! 10x better then Mizuno and Nokona! Rawlings is probably the best glove you can buy but 2nd is Flare by Louisville Slugger. These 2 brands take baseball to a whole new level!
[Newest]I have a louis ville slugger dynasty series and it is a lot better Wilson.

844 Pro
Its so cool 44 pros are amazing with their low prices on gloves you customize to a full extent! The leather is great and smells so fresh!
The customization is great, the leather is A2000 quality for half the price.
I found out about 44 pro gloves on twitter, so my buddy and I got one, we are both college players and we love the quality of these gloves. I was skeptical because of the cheap price, but these are not cheap made gloves at all.
[Newest]Best gloves for the best price

9All-Star
Extremely high quality leather for half the price of a Wilson A2k or Rawlings Pro-preffered. You cannot go wrong with one of these gloves

10Vinci
Vinci gloves are second to none. I own 5 of them and after my friends saw mine most of them have ordered a couple for themselves. They don't skimp on materials and they stand behind their products. There are MLB players using and wearing Vinci gloves and they don't get compensated to do so. They wear them because they are simply the best glove out there! So while Rawlings, Wilson and L.S. pay players or give them free gear just to wear their gloves, the players who don't sell their soul to the highest bidder go with Vinci and the best product available.
Great customer service, some the most comfortable leather on the market, expert craftsmanship, and attention to ever changing consumer wants is what sets this company apart. They provide beautiful gloves at an affordable price and spare nothing to make it one the most comfortable gloves you will ever wear. If you are on the fence, don't be. The 22 series is great for the cost conscious buyer, but for the extra dough, the kip leather gloves are phenomenal. You will not want to go anywhere else.
The leather and craftsmanship is far superior to any of the big brands. Honestly I don't think there is another company that even comes close to the quality of Vinci, and when you factor in that Vinci's top of the line gloves cost $100 less than other company's top offerings, it's not even a contest.
[Newest]Rawlings make top end gloves but they also make crap to sell in big box stores. Same goes for the others except nokona. Vinci makes a great glove
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The Contenders

11Easton
Easton 1200 baseball glove is light weight and very comfortable to wear. My son has the Easton Titan 1100 youth glove which is also very light weight and comfortable. Leather is soft so breaking the glove in its pretty much ready to use if you ask me. Kmart for 20.00 the price is right for me very happy with Easton. We use the glove for throwing to each other couple times a week. Had a hard time chosing which Easton to buy all very nice gloves. Some gloves sting when you catch a ball not Easton the leather is thicker on the fingers which is outstanding. Have fun!
comfortable to use plus I dig the design on my easton impact 1200
if you play baseball then you should no that yhe best gloves are made by easton

i also bought the stx13 and its the bon diggidy best glove evaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
[Newest]I ALWAYS USE THIS BRAND

12Franklin
I want glove in india
Best infielder/Pitchers gloves Period.

13Spalding
I can't speak highly enough about Spalding pro select gloves. Full grain kip leather that's stiff and hard when new but breaks in soft and supple. I've always been a Rawlings guy but these pro select gloves are easily a match for my hoh. I've purchased two in the last month, an 11.25 and an 11.75. If you're looking for a less expensive top of the line, pro quality glove, I highly recommend giving Spalding a try.
Spalding offers a range of baseball gloves that cater to any player, professional or recreational. They also offer products for youth team sports in their Rookie Gear line. They were the first original glove of the major leagues as well.
I think spalding should be up there on the list.

14Boombah

15Capire
Capire Classic Series is the best baseball glove in the world. Although not too many people heard about this brand, it's really the best glove in the world. Capire is a custom glove brand. My Capire Classic Series has very strong leather ans excellent feel. The cooling thing is that it's 100% designed by myself. They offer 15 leather colors for customization. Very beautiful, very unique, only belong to me.
Capire really should be more heard of. They produce quality glove
With practically unlimited choices of customization, you just can't go wrong. Sure I have heard and felt the laces of poor quality, but big deal, relace it!

16Insignia
Awesome glove that is very durable. Use for infield, outfield, and pitcher. I love this mitt. Very cool designs. Best glove to buy. The buffalo hide is very nice.
Awesome glove that is very durable and last a long time. Very cool designs! The buffalo hide is amazing. I recommended this glove for everybody. Great mitt.
These gloves are amazing. They are made fantastic, great feel, cool design, and much more. These gloves last a very long time.
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Very good quality glove. This is a glove a ball player wants. Wilson rawlings and insignia are the top gloves.

17Hatakeyama

18Worth

19Rico
My Rico glove is the best glove I have ever seen and used. The leather is high quality and all of the gloves are $199. Rico gloves are exactly like 44 gloves but better. I strongly dislike the shape of 44 gloves they don't look like a traditional glove. A lot of my friends have 44 gloves and when the are taking grounders the ball just pops right out of the glove because of the poor design. Rico gloves incredible gloves. The glove I would compare it to is Rawlings pro preferred or wilson A2K.
My Rico was customized to my liking for a great price of $215 and was at my house in 5 weeks. Easily the best looking glove I have ever had let alone see on a field. The leather is extremely strong and very moldable, the pocket is deep as well. By far the best glove on the market!
The highest quality glove you can get I highly suggest it. The inexpensiveness does not reflect on the glove in any way.

20Rolin/Barraza
Made in Mexico, these gloves blow A2000, and A2k's outa the water! My A2k's brand new barely hinted of leather shen they arrived, the original Rolin/Barraza gloves (i ordered four) made my house smell like 10 cowboys with let her chaps carrying their leather saddles and saddle backs came I to my house! Haven't smelled leather like this since my folks took my to a leather shop in Wyoming! Not only does the glove smell and feel better, it holds its shape and the one I ordered "broken in" was game ready and didn't cost me any more! Half the price of an A2k or HOH. Remember the true Rolin/Barraza has a "b" patch on it!

21Valle
Very affordable small market gloves made of nice stiff durable leather. My son has three of these: fielders, 1st base, and catchers mitt.
Been using Valle game gloves and Valle Training Gloves for years. I won't own anything else. High quality and very durable.
John Valle was a former pro baseball player who makes the finest gloves from the best leather

22Vekoma
This is a boutique brand, and I'm not exaggerating when I say they make the BEST gloves in the world. They are the ONLY brand that offers true customization. Other brands basically just allow you to choose colors and text. VEKOA is way different. Very unique gloves.
They let me put metallic gold on the glove. Way better leather than 90% of the brands in front of this. Best small company glove by far and best customer service I have ever had. Check me out Base0bro27 on YouTube and instagram.
I have used several different custom gloves in the past. Vekoa is easily the most durable, and the gloves feel very very very good. I would recommend Vekoa 100%.

23Shoeless Joe
Shoeless Joe gloves come soft and broken in right from the box. They are extremely comfortable and conform quickly to your hand. They are well made right here in the USA

24Brett Bros
I took my son to buy him a catchers glove for his 14th birthday. After trying on everything, he wanted a Brett Bros catchers glove. I tried to talk him out of it. It was a brick, but he said he liked the feel and weight, and thought it would be better for him to break in his own glove than to have one already mostly broken in. Understand I was ready to get him an All Star, Wilson, Rawlings, Mizuno or whatever. He had taken to catching like a duck to water and had already become very particular about his gear. Rawlings chest protector, Wilson leg guards, Mizuno glove that at age 10-13 was perfect but now the balls were coming faster. So we bought the Brett Bro's "brick" and he went to work on it. Say what you want, this glove has worked beautifully and here I am a year later buying him another as a back up glove. That it is the cheapest of the options we were looking at was not a factor for us. This year he will be playing short and pitching and we are getting a Brett Bros. 12" fielders glove, again, hoping it is as raw and stiff yet well made as the catcher's glove was. It is inexpensive enough to experiment with, so we'll see. To my son, there is no substitute for breaking a glove in completely yourself, and the Kip Leather these gloves are made of is just perfect. By the way, breaking in a glove is a good motivation to catch thousands of balls.

25Woodz
I have been using a Woodz glove for years and it was great. The leather was just perfect and it looked very cool
Good glove with good customization

26Marucci
Great looking glove that's more comfortable than any wilson on the market
Very very nice gloves
My favorite glove over my Wilson Dp15 and Louisville Slugger pro flare series

27Kelley
Kelley Gloves are AWESOME!
Great fit for any age player from age 7 to 70. Over 200 different gloves to choose from just check them out at arlington. kelleyusa.com or go into any of the Kelley retail stores.

justauser

Great leather, great construction, great feel. Awesome glove!
Great Gloves! Very durable good construction!

28Adidis

29Yennaco
I recently bought a Yennaco JY25 (made in Mexico), and I think it's GREAT! Smells like leather (IS leather), handles great, like a natural extension to my hand. Scoops nicely, real good pocket. I've had all kinds of gloves, and they were good, but this one is my current favorite.

30Diamond

31SSK
Ssk is the best I have a 20 year old ssk mit and I could still use it for the rest of my life if I wanted to.

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