Shoeless Joe Gloves give a player the quality, feel, and style of the gloves used by professional ball players over the last 100 years. You can choose glove models used in the first half of century in the Golden Age Series, today's models in the Professional Model Series, or youth gloves with the Joe Junior Series. Shoeless Joe gloves are individually hand-cut and sewn from Special Aged Antique Tobacco Leather Hides. Shoeless Joe gloves are then hand-rubbed with old time ingredients to soften the leather before they go through their breaking in process that leaves the glove with a beaten up and "Game Worn" look and feel, of a broken in glove. Thus each glove is unstructured giving it its own unique features. Players can choose to play with an old time or modern day web without having to change to another model. A great play is lived only once, but your glove, you'll keep it forever. If you end a game with a clean uniform our gloves are not for you. Shoeless Joe: When It Was Just a Game. Free Shipping!
add_circle_outlinePros: High quality glove that was already broken in to be used by a young player. My seven year old is able to catch much better with it than he was with a less expensive glove that he could not open and close easily. Great glove for a competitive young player.
add_circle_outlinePros: The quality of the glove is outstanding. The glove is well constructed and the leather is very soft.
remove_circle_outlineCons: The inside of the glove is a little too large for my 7 yr old son. He needs to where a batting glove in order to get a snugger fit. Not a con but more of a downside for smaller kids given that this is a youth glove.
add_circle_outlinePros: Leather is good quality. Old time style is classic.
remove_circle_outlineCons: This glove is too small for my 8 year old's hand/ pocket is small and ball tends to bounce out compared to other gloves we have purchased/compared to others at this price range I did not see the advantage of purchasing this glove.
add_circle_outlinePros: Excellent quality glove for a youth player. My 6 year old son has been able to use this glove with no issues regarding the size. Great glove for a young player that is looking to begin competitive play. Spend a little extra money and get a better quality glove, it is well worth the investment.
remove_circle_outlineCons: This glove takes a little while to break in correctly. The leather is a much higher quality and softer leather, but the heel of the glove takes some time to open up easily for a youth player. Once you get the leather to soften and close easily, the glove is an excellent choice for a youth glove.
add_circle_outlinePros: The 900 has a HUGE shell back strap that makes it fit little kids poorly. It also keeps kids from getting fingers into the finger pockets properly. The 1000jr even though a bigger glove, has a much better hand fit for small child and the shell strap is much thinner.
The break in on the 900jr is extensive and the pocket is very small making it an impractical glove. The 1000jr has a larger pocket and is much more "game ready" the second you receive the glove.
The 900jr has fingers that obstruct the pocket making it very difficult for a child to catch a ball. The 1000jr opens properly for practicing the fundamentals.
The I-web on the 1000jr is soft and forms a deep pocket at the base of the web.
remove_circle_outlineCons: A $110 glove that is price-fixed nationwide by the manufacturer is a lot of money for a young child's first glove.
Best decision you could make for your 4-6 year old
add_circle_outlinePros: Amazing glove, real old time baseball, light for him to use, broke it perfect, a bit flimsy but no complaints. Id do this over again for sure. The first glove had better and deeper dark coloring. The second glove had the light brown i dont like as well. So far Iv purchased one for each boy as their first mitt, and got myself a catcher mitt and just ordered a 12.50 professional IWEb.
remove_circle_outlineCons: outgrew too quickly. My oldest was very advanced so, he moved up quickly to older leagues and i think at that point at 7 playing with 8-10 he needed a stronger glove playing first and pitching. We got 2 great seasons out of it.
add_circle_outlinePros: My son has used this glove for at least 40-50 games over 2 years, plus practices. It has held up well and to me worth the $109 we paid but is now getting a little "floppy", meaning it has become a little too loose in my opinion causing pop flys and some catches to fold the fingers and the web to much almost knocking the glove off his hand.
I think this glove is worth every penny for competetive younger players from 5-7 yrs old. After 2 full seasons I think the glove has a little bit left in the tank but 3 seasons might be pushing it.
So if you're looking for a glove that is easily broken in and almost game ready FOR A 5-7 YR old that lasts for 2-3 years dependiong on game play and hand size.....AND only have $109 to spend this is your glove.
remove_circle_outlineCons: After a couple of years I feel the glove gives up some of its structure which assits in catching the ball. Maybe not a con but more of a preference of mine to have a little more structure in the glove but for $109 I think its a solid performer.
My son plays short stop and is a small 5 year old going to be 6. He is currently using a 10" glove right now. Do you guys recommend I get him the 9" model inch instead?
To get your 5 (soon to be 6) year old a glove that would last him a while, I would recommend going with this Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series (1000JRIW Youth) that will have a 10" length. I just afraid a 9" glove won't last your player very long.
12 year old plays short stop. What size should he use?
For his age and position, we recommend an 11" size glove.
I ordered this glove for my 8 year. old. His current glove is a little small for him and I just looked at his current glove and it says T-ball, but it also says 10". I'm worried that the Shoeless Joe glove won't be big enough. Is a T-ball 10" smaller than a youth 10"?
The Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series (1000JRIW Youth) and the t-ball glove will be similar in size. I would recommend going up either a 1/2" or a full 1" to get something that will work for your son.
My kid plays 50+ games a year. How does this glove compare to a Mizuno Prospect of equal size?
This Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series (1000JRIW Youth) will feature higher quality leather than what will be featured on a Mizuno Prospect model of the same size. I am thinking that this Joe Junior model will be able to hold up better to the demands of a player participating in 50+ games a season.
My son is gonna be 6 and last year really got in to playing in his coach pitch league but need to get him a better glove would this be a good choice?
The Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series: 1000JRIW Youth would be a good upgrade for his age and level of play, with the 10 inch pattern being a good match for his size.
My son is 7 and has the 9". I plan on giving that glove to his 6 year old brother. Would this be the glove you would recommend?
If you are looking for a bigger option within Shoeless Joe lineup the natural progression for a 7 year old would be the Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series: 1000JRIW Youth.
My son is 12. Which one would be the best for his age? He is a small 12 year old.
For a player that is 12 we would not recommend the Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series: 1000JRIW Youth as this is a 10.00 inch pattern. A better option would be the Shoeless Joe Professional Series: 1150IW but this glove will also feature a wrist opening and finger stall fit for an adult hand.
My player is 9 years old and normally plays second, but he also plays center. He has a 11.5" and I feel it is too big for his hand. Is a 10" glove good for a 9 year old?
For a 9 year old that is playing a variety of positions (infield and outfield), I would probably recommend going with an 11" mitt over a 10" mitt like this Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series (1000JRIW Youth). The 10" mitt would be a little small in my opinion. I might recommend a mitt like the 2017 Rawlings Gamer Youth Pro Taper 11" Baseball Glove (GYPT1-1B).
My son is 6 years old and is moving from tee ball (he is a lefty thrower). Which glove size do you think will be best: (9" or 10")?
Generally, we suggest a mitt around 10" for a 6 year old player. This Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series (1000JRIW Youth) has a 10" length and would be something for consideration for your player.
Can you please tell me how much this glove weighs? It seems like the higher quality full leather gloves weigh more than the synthetic. I was looking at the Nokona 10.5' youth glove but it weighs about 450g or almost 1 pound and I"m afraid that my soon to be 7 year old soon will find it too heavy to handle as that"s almost twice the weight of a Mizuno Prospect that size.
The Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series: 1000JRIW Youth weighs approximately 355 g.
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Shoeless Joe gloves give a player the feeling and quality of gloves used by professional ball players over the last 100 years. The Gloves are individually hand-cut and sewn from Special Aged Antique Tobacco Leather Hides. Our gloves are then hand-rubbed with old time ingredients to soften the leather before they go through our breaking in process that leaves the Glove with a beaten up and “Game Worn™” look and feel, of a broken in glove. Thus each glove is unstructured giving its own unique feature.
A great play is lived only once, but your glove is something you’ll keep forever. If you end a game with a clean uniform, our gloves are not for you.
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(1) - First remove any existing dirt by wiping the glove with a clean, dry cloth. (2) - When clean, rub a small amount of conditioner into the leather with hands or clean cloth. (3) - Work it into the web, palm, laces, inside of the glove, & any other area that has become dry or is starting to crack. (4) - When finished, place your glove in a warm, dry area (70 - 90 F) & allow the leather to absorb the conditioner for 24 hrs. (5) - Re-treat your glove when you notice the leather is starting to dry out. Prior to the off-season, apply a light coat of conditioner to keep the leather from becoming brittle.
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