Are you ready for the long days and late nights at the field this summer? There’s nothing better than getting together with the squad and then going home with a couple of victories. The slow pitch season will be hear quicker than you think and a new year means new gear. The Glove Experts at JustGloves have listened to your feedback and read countless reviews. And after much deliberation, these are the four best slow pitch gloves for the 2023 season.
Slow pitch softball gloves tend to be larger in size because they need to fit an adult hand and keep larger softballs contained in the pocket. Because of this, you'll mostly find gloves sized 13 inches or longer from this blog post. If you're in need of a smaller-sized glove, click here to use our Glove Coach which will walk you through a series of questions to determine the best glove for you. We hope you enjoy our breakdown of the top slow pitch softball gloves for 2023.
Best Slow Pitch Softball Gloves In 2023
Wilson A2000 Slow Pitch Softball Gloves
The A2000s have been the creme de la creme of the baseball scene since they were first introduced to the market in 1957. And actually, when the A2000 was originally released it was considered the first glove to be made without a major blemish. The same plus more could be said for these Slow Pitch A2000s built in the 21st century.
All of our slow pitch A2000s will be at least 13 inches in length. Those long lengths will make them perfect for any position on a slow pitch diamond. 13 inch gloves (or longer) always work well in the outfield as you can sacrafice a little bit of transfer time for improved range. But as well, since a slow pitch softball is so large in its circumference you can use larger gloves on the infield in slow pitch. That larger circumference ball won't get easily lost in the long length of the glove like a small circumference baseball might get lost.
- It makes the gloves lightweight
- The backing of the glove is stronger (when compared to regular leather)
- SuperSkin material is super moisture repellant
- The glove's break-in time is improved
What Are Players Saying About The A2000 Slow Pitch Gloves?
"I've had this for about one month. Feels great. Looks great. I play shortstop for a softball team (and used to be a D1 athlete), so I've had my share of ball gloves. This one is very nice indeed." - Adam, JG Customer
Rawlings R9 Slow Pitch Softball Gloves
Similar to the A2000 series above, the Rawlings R9 gloves have an impressive track record in the baseball market. This line of gloves with soft, but quality leather has also been known also been known as Gamers in the past. And for the first time, JustGloves has been able to carry them as slow pitch models (and even better...these R9 slow pitch gloves are exclusive to us).
This style of glove is nearly perfect for slow pitch players. The general wish list for individuals playing slow pitch when it comes to their glove is the following:
- Easy to break in.
Well, the R9 meets both requirements First off, we offer four models of the R9 slow pitch gloves and they range in length from 13 inches to 15 inches. The R9s definitely are large. And secondly, they won't be a chore to break in. Rawlings advertises that these gloves will come with only 20% of the break in left to the player and this customer quote confirms just that, "The glove [was] truly 80% broken-in".
3 More Reasons To Buy An R9 Slow Pitch Glove:
- Dark brown colorway is beautiful
- Adjustable pull-strap wrist opening allows for easy wrist size adjustments
- You can rock these gloves at any slow pitch position
Miken Player Series+ Slow Pitch Softball Gloves
Miken could certainly be considered the pack leader when it comes to slow pitch softball. Their slow pitch bats blast softballs out of softball complexes every summer and in the last five years, their gloves' reputations have started to catch up with that of their bats.
Similar to the R9s, these Player Series models will (1) be exclusive to JustGloves (2) combine large lengths and (3) offer softness to create a model of glove that's irrsistable to a slow pitch player. If you're the kind of player that has a 9-5 grind keeping you from getting out for a little slow pitch practice, you'll want to pick this glove up. After your first couple of games this upcoming season, it should be broken in nicely and ready to go. You won't have to touch it outside of games and it should treat you well!
More Reasons To Buy A Miken Player Series+
- Available in four sizes: 13", 13.5", 14" and 15"
- The PORON XRD Palm Pad protects the hand during the catch
- Large fitting should be able to handle just about any adult hand
Shoeless Joe Professional Series Slow Pitch Gloves
The final installment in our list of best slow pitch softball gloves is the Shoeless Joe line of gloves. These are going to be the gloves for players that are a little bit older and want something that will create a sense of nostalgia when taking the field. Here at JustGloves we consider these gloves to be vintage models as the dark brown leather creates an old time rugged look that was similar to gloves built in the early and middle stages of the 20th century.
And along with having a retro look, these Shoeless Joe softball gloves will perform out on the ball field. All of our Shoeless Joe Slow Pitch gloves will have a 14 inch length that creates tons of reach. And although we have found these gloves to feel a little stiffer right out of the box, a number of customers have commented that they feel they are ready to go right from the first game of catch.
Player Opinion On The Shoeless Joe Slow Pitch Gloves:
"Extraordinary glove.. I catch short hops that used to get by me because I didn't want to bend over. Feels good when you first put it on, top quality leather, great finger spacing, perfect for softball. I'm in my 50s and I don't like diving for balls anymore. This glove minimizes that work. Finally, I don't have time to break in a glove because I'm busy, so the Shoeless Joe was the perfect solution." - DFish, JG Customer
There you have it! We hope that this list helps you in your pursuit of the perfect softball glove. If you have any specific questions, our Glove Experts are available via telephone at 866-321-4568, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can click here to live chat. Don't forget, we're JustGloves and we'll be here for you from click to catch!