Nokona X2 Elite 12" Fastpitch Softball Glove: X2-V1200C
12.00 Inch Length
Recommended For Fastpitch Pitchers & Infielders (2B, SS & 3B)
Should Feature A Fairly Easy Break-In
Designed With A Snugger Fit For A Female Hand (However, A Number Of Baseball Players Will Be Able To Fit Their Hand In The Glove)
Closed, Basket Webbing
Glove Is Built Using A Combination Of Kangaroo & Steerhide Leathers
Colorway: Dark Brown
Index Finger Pad On Shell Backing For Protection & Comfort
Velcro Wrist Strap On The Backing Of The Glove Allows For Quick Wrist Size Adjustments
Conventional Open Backing
Nokona X2 Elite 12" Fastpitch Softball Glove: X2-V1200C
If you're looking for a Nokona fastpitch glove, be sure and know that you're considering an American-made and extremely high quality glove! You won't be disappointed if a Nokona is indeed the glove choice you make!
This X2 Elite is going to deliver top quality leather materials in its build as it will have a combination of Kangaroo & Steerhide leathers. The Kangaroo leather always catches people's eyes as it is a leather we don't hear about as much in the United States. However, Kangaroo leather is one of the lightest-weight leathers, but it is also incredibly strong at the same time. It will work together with the Steerhide to make the glove incredibly durable, but it won't be combersome for a player to wear (since it is light in weight).
Be sure to note with this glove that the 12" length will be a great glove for nearly any defensive position on a fastpitch softball field. You can use this at second, short and third base. As well, the basket webbing is closed and will work extremely well in the pitcher's circle (since the web is closed, batters can't peer-in and see the pitches being gripped).
Nokona is always striving to blow people's minds with their quality of gloves and their care for customers. Because of that, they offer a twelve (12) month manufacturer’s warranty on all their gloves. If you’ve purchased a Nokona ball glove from JustGloves and you are experiencing some issues with it before 12 months have lapsed from the purchase date, please contact the Glove Experts at JustGloves! The Glove Experts are trained in product and warranty knowledge. They will be able to get you set up with directions for reaching out to Nokona to organize a warranty replacement.
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About the Brand
Joe Phillips writes about his visit to Nokona. It was like sitting in at the plantation party in Gone with the Wind or maybe gazing from the grandstand at the “Field of Dreams” while the Black Sox players tried to work out their idled muscle kinks. And, I was gently reminded by the lines in that movie while I dug into a delicious plate of North Texas barbecue: “threshing crews eating at outdoor tables. It continually reminds us of what once was, like an Indian-head penny in a handful of new coins. . . You talk a good dream.” And here I was. . . graciously invited into this magical and charming “Field of Glove-Making Dreams” in former Comanche Indian land at Nocona, Texas. It was a warm August evening, basked in a golden harvest moon, while friends and the Nokona family paid its kindly southern regards to two of their own and two of America’s finest but relatively obscure glove makers, Bobby Storey and Elvin Ray “Ab” Lemons. You see, the pair had just completed fifty years of time-honored employment with Nocona Athletic Goods, the last of the all-American made ball glove company's. The occasion brought echoes of past successes and human contentment, but in Nocona today you still experience much the same American texture of yesterday and perhaps a glimpse into tomorrow as well.
The two stately gentlemen were being honored in a way that could have taken place in the same manner when they first reported for full-time work at Nokona, in 1952, or back even earlier, in 1933 when the company started making sports equipment. During a brief and informal presentation at the celebration, Nokona’s new sales manager called the two glove makers “Legends - because that’s what their ball gloves stood for, American know-how and pride taken in a best-made product.”
A man of few words but a marveled craftsman who could literally conjure a sows ear into a playable baseball mitt, Mr. Lemons got up and fondly recalled the several men he worked with through his half-century and of the training that had been passed along to him from his old bosses.
His counter part and just as talented, Bobby Storey, had filled in at just about every job at Nokona. Bobby, the son of the sporting goods founder, R.E. “Bob” Storey had most recently served as president and now chairman of the board of Nokona. Though past retirement age like Mr. Lemons, he’s now serving at one of his favorite roles, that of ball glove designer.
At a time for employment in this country when five years is considered a long tenure with the same company, Ab and Bobby are not even the first to complete a half-century journey with Nocona Athletics. The now deceased Jewell Brickey, hit that milestone in 1993, after joining the company during World War II. That’s the kind of devotion that employees forge into this glove-making outfit. A devoted and sustained tenure here is not rare. Last year the company advertising, displayed along with Storey and Lemons, three other employees who had garnered 40 years with Nokona, Warren Clary, Bud Meekins, and Melvin Weedin.“
I don’t have to tell you that the one constant through all the years has been baseball”, wrote W.P. Kinsella. And the most constant of ball glove makers has been Nokona, and the men and women there who keep alive the tradition of American craftsmanship of ball glove making. The spirit of glove-making is still alive and well in Nocona, Texas.
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