Let's talk about the life of a ball glove.
Well first, let's talk for a second about the above pictured glove. It got the full Ball Player's Balm treatment from our Glove Cleaner, our Pro Glove Conditioner, as well as a full relace.
This glove looked like it had not been cleaned or conditioned in YEARS!
But, as you can see from the photos, it was still salvageable.
Baseball and softball gloves require routine care. Since they are made from leather, you want to do your best to maintain the quality.
Not only that, but a good quality glove is pretty pricey as well. So it's good to try to make it last as long as you can.
Whether you have a brand new glove or an old gamer, our Pro Glove Conditioner is designed to give your glove the nourishment it needs.
It is a high quality, natural product that we recommend using as your routine maintenance conditioner.
So, when you get a brand new glove, go ahead and give it a light coat of our Pro Glove Conditioner. This will help you break the glove in and help the leather be more supple for you to work into the shape you desire.
Then, as you play throughout the year, pay attention to the feel of your glove. Is it beginning to show some dryness?
If so, apply a light coat of our Pro Glove Conditioner to help replenish the glove.
If you live in a dry climate, you might notice you need to apply conditioner frequently.
On the other hand, if you live in a humid climate, you may notice that your glove does not require frequent conditioning.
If your glove spends a lot of time in the sun, it may dry or fade more quickly. This would be another reason to apply conditioner consistently, in an effort to limit damage from the sun.
To avoid letting your glove age faster than it needs to, make sure you periodically wipe the dust off, give it a cleaning if needed, adjust the laces if they get too loose, and condition it as needed.
Not only will you help it last longer, you'll help your glove perform better.
Your glove is your responsibility, take good care of it.