Shoeless Joe Gloves give players 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, youth gloves with the Joe Junior Series, or fastpitch softball gloves with the Shoeless Jane 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: old school look and feel
short break in period
hold shape great with a little up keep
perfect for the youth hand
remove_circle_outlineCons: not for outfield use
limited flexibility for youth player who tend to play multiple positions (infield and outfield)
getting ready to purchase the larger 10 inch glove... possibly the 11 inch
remove_circle_outlineCons: The glove size is perfect for any youth player, but the hand size is too big. My hand fit easily into the glove. Also, the lace leather is C quality. I re-laced the entire glove. For the money I paid I am unsatisfied...
add_circle_outlinePros: all leather construction. pleasing design. one of the few all leather gloves for young players.
remove_circle_outlineCons: there are a number of issues. first, the glove was way to big in the finger pockets for my 5.5 year old. my son is a big kid ans his hands arent small so this is troubling considering its supposed to be a 4-6 or 5-7 age glove. by the time the finger areas fit him properly we'll be eager for a 10-10.5" glove with a deeper pocket and larger web.
Next there is issues of break in. it needed a LOT of break in so he could close the glove. In addition, most of the "broke in" look is just that, a look. ridiculously long laces to make it appear loved and stretched and re-tied over years of play. To trim that mess youll have a huge pile of cut laces to bring them down to normal lengths.
in addition, my son's glove was improperly formed. the pinky was rolled inward so the binding was not properly aligned on the last. it makes for a lot of missed balls by it being naturally closed too much. Adjusting it appears difficult as this area was made too soft and it has a memory to return to shape
add_circle_outlinePros: have been looking for a decent glove for my boy and this glove has been great so far. It is well made with quality materials and requires very little to no break in. love the smell of this glove.
remove_circle_outlineCons: wish i would have bought this sooner.
add_circle_outlinePros: I recently bought this glove for my almost 5 yr. old grandson. I figure you should start them out with a good quality glove that they can use and keep using in little league. The glove was everything I hoped it would be. I had to break in in a little more, but it's such good quality that he can open and close ot with no effort. Shipping was right on time also. We would highly recommend it for t-ball or little league.
remove_circle_outlineCons: Had to slightly break it in a little
add_circle_outlinePros: decent fit, actual leather, nice look. This is a great first glove. it has a broke in look and comfortable fit. my son is 5 and complained that other gloves werent comfortable. Fits a little big but being leather if it is took care of can be a glove for t-ball through coach pitch leagues
remove_circle_outlineCons: not a big deal but does need some break in which is difficult when young ones are not yet able to consistently play catch, but with a little care and conditioning breaks in nicely
Is this glove the right size for a 12 to 13 year old?
No. The Shoeless Joe Junior 900 JR Youth is a 9" glove. For his age we would recommend a 12-12.50" glove.
I played division 1 baseball in college and I was really specific about my gloves. Only used Rawlings Gold Glove - Heart of the Hide. I want to buy my 6 year old son his first good baseball glove. Is this a good choice? Or do I go with the Rawlings Pro Taper? The Rawlings looks like it may be a little big - maybe for a 10 or 12 year old.
The Rawlings Pro Taper will be too large for a six year old. The Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series: 900JR Youth is an excellent alternative for the Rawlings Pro Taper series.
I have a 6 year old son who plays with older kids, he needs a well built glove to handle the shots he gets from older kids, but yet a glove that his small hands can operate. I like this glove but wondering if I should go with this one, the 10 or the Hobbs 11?
For a 6 year old, a 9.5" to 10" glove is most common and any of the youth models should fit him just fine as youth gloves in that size are made to fit the smaller hand of a child. I would recommend a 10" model as this should be a size he can use for more than a year.
My son is 5 years old, and I'm trying to decide between this 9" model and the 10" model. What age is this model designed for? Also, I want a glove that is basically game ready with little or no break in since a 5 year old won't be able to break a glove in properly. Is there another model with less break-in required?
A 9" model is recommended and better suited for a 9 year old. All 9" models will be very soft and game ready.
Where are they made? In the USA?
The Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series: 900JR Youth gloves and all other Shoeless Joe designs are made in Mexico.
My grandson has a medium hand for a 6 year old. What size should he need for the next 2 years?
Based on results from our Glove Coach tool (http://www.justballgloves.com/glove-coach/), we recommend about a 10.00" glove for a 6 year old. An average sized 6-year-old should be able to use that pattern size comfortably for a few years.
My daughter is four, and I am looking for a glove for her. Is this the best one, or is there a better one?
For a four year old baseball player, we would typically recommend a 9.00" model. You could consider a slightly larger size like 9.50" or 10.00" at the most to account for some growth. But this Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series: (900JR) Youth is one of the highest quality Youth gloves we carry; especially in the 9.00" size.
I'm looking to buy my godson a baseball glove for his birthday and am interested in the Shoeless Joe Junior 9". Are these gloves made in the USA?
The Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series (900JR) is produced in Mexico.
This will be my son's first glove. He is almost 4 but want him to have a good glove to start with. Is this a good glove for that and will it last him until pee wee or more?
The Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series (900JR Youth) is the 9 inch model. A 9 inch model will be recommended up to 5 years old on the size chart. He can even use it at 6 years old.
Is it a real leather glove?
Yes, the Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series (900JR) Youth features Special Aged Antique Tobacco Leather.
Is there an 11.75 inch glove?
If you are looking for an 11.75 inch Shoeless Joe glove there are three options: Shoeless Joe Professional Series (1175BW), Shoeless Joe Professional Series (1175TT), Shoeless Joe Professional Series (1175IW). If you are looking for an 11.75 inch Youth glove then there would be four options, three Rawlings and one Mizuno. Those would be Rawlings RCS Series (RCS175S), Rawlings RCS Series (RCS175NG), Mizuno Prospect Series (GPT1177 Youth), and Rawlings RCS Series (RCS175NO).
My son is 4 years old and playing t-ball. Looking for a quality glove that fits well and will be sized correctly.
The Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series: 900JR Youth features a 9.00 inch pattern, a youth fit, and a game ready feel. This particular model would be an excellent option for a 4 year old tee ball player.
Glove for 9 yr old?
Yes, the Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series (900JR) Youth would be a solid option for a nine year old ballplayer.
Is this a good size for a 8 year old ballplayer? He likes the 9'' size and plays IF, and I'm reluctant to move him to the 10'' just yet.
The Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series: 900JR Youth is a 9.00 inch pattern and maybe a little small for an 8 year old. For a player of this age we would typically recommend getting a glove that is 10.50-11.00 inches.
Will this work for a 5 year old?
Yes, the 9" size on the Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series: 900JR Youth tends to work well for a player around the age of 5.
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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.
Note: Excessive glove conditioner/oil can damage or shorten the life of a new glove. Use it sparingly.
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