November 3, 2013
The glove out the wrapper is appealing with the Red script that stands out on the Black Leather. For the fact that this glove is a Heart of the Hide it disappoints: the leather is tooooooo soft. The padding is great but the plastic in the thumb is too high up in the padding, so if you dont have HUGE hands (and I have pretty big hands) the thumb bends back when you try to catch the ball, or close the glove thumb to pinky. Which is very disappointing for a Heart of the Hide product. Lastly, the glove has a wide edge on the palm which makes the glove disproportionate if youre trying to use your glove with the fingers in the correct slots, so this glove is made to be used with two in the pinky, but even then the web and thumb bend back.
Pros:1. Very good looking glove.
2. Leather is soft. (if you are a fan of soft leather)
Cons:1. Made for people with MASSIVELY HUGE HANDS.
2. Because its made for people with HUGE hands, the glove when closed from thumb to pinky the thumb bends back, when the ball hits that area.
3. For Heart of the Hide Leather its toooooo soft, and the glove is not very stiff straight from the wrapper.
4. Disproportionate, has a very wide area between the pinky and the heel and makes it hard to close with just the pinky in the pinky slot.