The Nokona fastpitch softball gloves are the products of a legendary history, as the Nokona brand is intrinsically linked with baseball and softball in the US.
For many newcomers to the game of softball, it may seem as if buying fastpitch softball gloves should be easy, right?
You only have to pick if it’s for left-handed or right-handed players (a matter which isn’t actually as clear-cut as you might think), and then you just pick one that’s within your budget.
That’s not exactly how it works. Not every glove is the same.
You need to consider the various relevant factors so that your gloves are more than just ornamental.
They really have to give you what you need, and that’s what you can expect from the best fastpitch softball gloves.
There was actually a time long ago when people just assumed that boys (who were of course right-handed) played baseball, and that’s it.
But then, lefties came out to play as well. Then softball became more popular, and there were even two types called fast pitch and slow pitch softball.
Women soon become interested in the ball game, and even girls started showing up for summer time fun.
- 12.5" Reptilian pattern
- B-hive web
- Open back w/Clasp Grasp wrist system
- Deep pocket
- Right hand throw
One name that’s frequently being mentioned as one of the top softball gloves is the Nokona X2f-1250, so how does it hold up against the competition and in actual play?
The Mizuno GCF1253 has long been considered the benchmark by which other girls’ softball fielder mitts are measured, and with good reason as they’re always of very good quality.
The question is, does the GFC1253 live up to the tradition, or does it fall short? Let’s find out in this review.