The A1K line from Wilson is designed specifically for players that prefer a snugger fit in their glove. Each of these gloves is made from Wilson’s Top-Shelf leather, so the quality is top-notch, but what sets this line aside from the rest of what Wilson has to offer is the “Pedroia Fit™”, which is featured on each glove. The Pedroia Fit™ was modeled after MLB All-Star 2nd baseman Dustin Pedroia. Pedroia is a smaller guy with a smaller hand, but is still an elite player that demands an elite glove. These gloves have a tapered opening, so they’re tighter around the hand – they also feature shorter, narrower finger stalls, for a snug fit the whole way through. This line is perfect for the player that has a smaller hand or prefers a snug fit, but demands a high-quality and long-lasting glove.
The OTIF is 11.5” in length and is ideal for the infielder that plays multiple positions. This glove features Wilson’s 6-finger Trap web which keeps the glove lightweight, while the strong lacing keeps the pocket stable.
The shell, palm and lacing are composed of Wilson’s Top-Shelf leather. This leather is soft and light, making for an easy, personalized break-in; however it maintains the longevitythat players have come to expect from Wilson gloves. This glove also features Wilson’s “Rolled Dual Welting”, which takes strips of the Pro Stock leather and rolls them as the welting for the glove, creating a long-lasting shape with a quicker break-in period.
As previously mentioned,this glove features the Pedroia Fit™ which includes:longer laces, a tapered hand opening, shorter & narrower finger stalls and a low-profile heel. The sizing for this glove has a smaller hand in mind, so it will fit tighter than a standard, adult glove.
The backing for this glove features a conventional, open back with a laced binding. The conventional back allows for extra ventilation, while the laced binding provides a secure and snug fit – keeping the glove in place, even during the toughest plays.
The soft, pliable Top-Shelf leather along with “Fastbreak Construction” allows for a quicker break-in time and more personalized pocket. The player can worry less about the time-consuming process of breaking-in a new glove just the way s/he likes it and more about getting out on the field to play ball.
My sons favorite glove....by far. Purchased as a lefty pitching glove for my 12U son. Great glove for infield as well. For the price there is not a better glove/deal out there. Compare to the A2000 at one third the price. Leather and construction is top notch. Breaks in quick, but when you first get the glove you can tell it's a professional grade leather. This is the best glove you can buy for the young transition player who wants/needs a top grade glove and at this price buy 2.Review by Notch66 (Posted on 10/6/2015)