Best Baseball Glove Manufacturers


The Top Ten

1 Akadema inc

I bought my son an Akadema catcher's glove on the advice of my son's coach. I must say, extremely high quality glove. The reason I bought the Akadema glove is because of the padding between the thumb and index finger. My son had been complaining that the area between his thumb and index finger was hurting him after catching. We tried a glove insert and that helped a little bit, but did not solve the problem. As the boys are getting older, the speeds at which the pitchers pitch is getting much faster. He now catches for pitchers throwing 75-90 mph. The Akadema catcher's glove was the cure. The glove functions great and the padding inside is superb. My son loves it. I would definitely recommend Akadema gloves.

Hands down Akadema gloves are the best. Awesome customer service from the company and extremely high quality gloves that last. If you are serious about baseball or softball then it's time you stepped up to the quality gloves Akadema makes. Other glove manufacturers make decent gloves too, but tend to flood the market with so many models that it's hard to tell which ones are good and which are entry level models with a low price tag that are just there to entice you to buy that product. Wilson, Rawlings and Mizuno expect to sell 100,000 gloves this year and don't really care if you are satisfied with the glove. Akadema is happy to sell a fraction of that and want you to be completely satisfied with their product. All of their baseball and softball products are head and shoulders above the rest.

Just got one of the Akadema Torino series gloves for my birthday. I play college ball at a small community college. I've had a lot of gloves over the years since I started playing, Wilson, Rawlings, and 44. This is by far the best glove I have ever had! The leather is superb. Overall very high quality glove and looks great too.

I would believe Wilson would be #1 and then have Akadema #2 and then the rest is already how it was ranked just pushed back once.

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2 Rawlings

I own a pro preferred gold glove limited and an a2000 which I have just purchased. I personally love my pro preferred and would recommend it to anyone however I ordered a custom a2000 and it is very comparable. Before I had bought my pro preferred I was also looking at the a2000 and thought it was a little soft but then I herd that they pre brake-in all the a2000 in the factory. So that why I got mine custom and had it made with the harder leather.

I own a pro preferred and an A2000 a easton e-pro and I've used my friends nokona. The pro preferred breaks in easy and nicely, I have had it for 4 years and all I've had to do was re-lace it I play 3 seasons a year and with that kind of usage most goves would be to beaten to use. It has only been relaced once that just shows the durability and strength. Rawlings has options for all players from pros to tball and they are the glove maker used by the most pro players

The first good glove I got was in little league in the late 50s, a Rawlings. It is rather small by current standards, but it formed a good pocket and served me well at shortstop. Then I got a Regie Jackson model in the 70s. It is built more to current standards as to size and is still a great glove. The two of them have made me very loyal Rawlings and I tend to favor players who use them.

I have hade many Rawlings gloves. I have had 3 to this date and the 4th to come. Rawlings has very durable leather. The one I have now I have been using for 3 year. I play AAU, Middle School, Babe Ruth and their All Stars. I have played well over 125 games with this glove, and it looks like new and never had to be re-lace it before. But Rawlings just doesn't just have some of the finest gloves, there bats are great and are comparable to TPX, Easton, and more. But that is not only coming from me but from some of the top collages in the US. Overall, I think Rawlings is the best Glove brand out their and will be for a while.

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3 Nokona

Best first baseman's mitt I've owned in 50 years of playing and subsequently coaching baseball. The build quality is fantastic. I'll never know how a glove affording such a precise feel for the ball can be so tough and resilient. But as long as Nokona keeps making them, I'll keep buying them.

I abandoned Rawlings, I used the Heart of the Hyde Pro 1000 series, when they moved all manufacturing out of the United States. Nokona filled that void and more. Much more durable than my Rawlings. Stitching is excellent and I found a glove brand for life.

Played a LOT of ball over 40+ years... even played over 50 hardball and have had Spaulding Rawlings Wilson and Nokona gloves. My last 5-6 gloves have been Nokona.
But, I also only buy American cars, with German cars off/on for the wife.
when I was a kid, would go to Nocona every year for new boots at boot factory and then go to glove factory to set up my glove... only with Nokona

I collect gloves for a hobby, and by far the most I have in my collection are Nokona's with 20. The overall fit and finish is a combination old school feel and current tanning technology in steer, buffalo, & kangaroo. They don't market worth a lick so no pro's on contract but they are still superior gloves. Light on the palm padding unless your order them up with palm padding.

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4 Wilson

Wilson A2000's and A2K's are the best gloves out on the market. If you see what top players in the MLB are using such as Starlin Castro, Josh Hamilton, Brandon Phillips, David Wright, Evan Longoria, Dan Uggla, Hanley Ramirez and many other all use Wilson gloves. The quality is great, very light and durable. For 200 or 300 dollars it is a bang for your buck but definitely worth it!

They make the best gloves in the world. got an a2k and it's amazing. The colors and leather are amazing and it's not too hard to break in. It is the ideal glove. Wilson

been doing it for years. Still make quality glove but have lost following. -

I have an A2000 my dad bought me 52 years ago and it is still a great glove!

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5 Mizuno

good gloves with soft comfortable feel. -

Far and away THE best glove company for several reasons, not just the best quality build or tanning processes.

Great feeling gloves out of box.

Holds up well over time

Last long, which means more for amatures


Awesome gloves

Ssk is by far the best variety of gloves awesome models and variety. Great color choices. This is a true pro model glove not only in the major leagues but in the Japanese major league as well. The standard glove is great to break in and it comes in a soft model as well which is still better than nokona when nokona gets all flimsy after a few seasons of use

SSK's gloves are the real deal. They provide the same gloves that the pros use unlike other companies who imitate the pro gloves.

The custom gloves are awesome! Get to choose the exact design you want for only $220 dollars, it's a major steal!

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7 Zett

Japanese company that makes a good glove -

8 Louisville

If you want a very nice quality glove that is "affordable" and "field ready", you can't go wrong with the Omaha Series!

9 Nike

Great Gloves If You Know Which One To Buy Like Diamond Elite.

10 Easton

Great gloves. Mako limited edition is top of the line in quality and feel. Son uses youth Mako and loves it.

The Contenders

11 44 Pro

Highest quality leather and craftsmanship, for the lowest price. enough said.

The best glove building website with the most choices I have seen. They actually show you the glove you build as well. Just wrapping up my order now. I will be back to report on the product.

Allows you to make any part of your glove any color you want unlike wilson's glove customizer and they cost about $100-$200 less for a better and greater glove.

Make custom gloves with quality leather and specify exactly how you want your glove. Ex: Long laces, flair and deep pocket

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12 Allstar

Mostly make Catcher gear and mitts. Apparently they made fielder gloves in the 70s and 80s. I have a 11.5 allstar system seven. Took tome to break in but is now my favourite glove fits bigger than an 11.5 A2K which is smaller than just about every other brand of the same size

13 PM Custom Gloves
14 Dunamus Pro Gloves

Dunamus Pro Gloves are hand made, Pro quality glove and leather. This company allows an individual to fully customize a glove or to place an order on a stock glove. Dunamus has many professional players including MLB players like: Miguel Tejada, Manny Ramirez, Jorge Soler, Pedro Stroo, Brian Jordan and Jose Ramirez. This company is based out of South Florida. There are different models and styles available for purchase and customization. is the website. Instagram:Dunamusprogloves
Number: 9545996857

15 Rico

Pro quality leather, great glove designs, and excellent customer service.

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Sick Gloves

16 Rolin XPT
17 Junkei Glove

Many people say that it's the best Japanese baseball glove company

18 Buckler

Buckler is the factory brand. The factory also makes several other private labels, including major brands included in the top 10 of this list. The Buckler brand is comparable to any of the top level glove offerings by any of the most popular glove labels. Here is a real chance to save a lot of money on a equal to, or better than glove option. The Buckler customizing is extensive and will cost you nearly half of the comparable competitor's charge. Fantastic quality at a reasonable price. Many collegiate players and pros have converted to Buckler. With quality like this, I wouldn't expect the pricing to stay where it is for long.

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