Getting a Grip on the Louisville Slugger Softball Gloves

Louisville Slugger softball gloves follow in the footsteps of their great line of baseball gloves. Louisville, the world-famous baseball bat manufacturer, also puts out five types of gloves for baseball and softball players of any age.In most instances, you should be able to get their low price gloved in the range of 30 to 50 dollars. On the other hand, if you're looking for the cream of the crop, Louisville's high end models, like the TPX, can go for well over 150 dollars.

What you're buying into, though, is high-tech glove design and fabrication. Louisville's heralds its newest glove technology, called "bionic technology." This is especially designed for their catchers and first base mitts.The benefit to bionic technology is that it allows you, the player, to open and close the glove much easier.

Plus, you'll find Louisville slugger softball gloves have more padding, and more effective padding, than many other gloves on the market.Of course, you don't want to mistake a Louisville Slugger baseball glove for a softball glove. So remember you're looking for the larger sized glove, anywhere from 12 to 14 inches. Softball gloves need to be larger for obvious reasons: the softball is larger than a baseball.

But just as with a baseball glove, you'll want to care for your softball glove after every use. Always let your Louisville slugger softball gloves dry out after a heated game. Use a towel to soak up some of the moisture, and then let the air do the rest. Then tighten the laces and store the glove somewhere dry and cool.Your car trunk won't do. The heat swings there can damage the leather.

The moisture won't do it any favors either. A few times each season, also consider rubbing some oil on the leather to keep it soft and flexible.


Mike Long is the successful web publisher of Baseball-SuperGuide.com providing valuable tips, advice, and info about a multitude of relevant topics including baseball gloves.

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