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 1788 is 11.25” in length and ideal for the middle infielder that prefers a shallow pocket and shorter glove. This glove features Wilson’s H-web, which is a shallow, durable design – for a consistent, long-lasting feel in the pocket and quick transitions.
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 longevity that 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.
Best glove I've ever used. Super fast break in and great feel. DP15 fit is so comfortable. The leather is very hi quality and soft.Review by JZ42 (Posted on 8/15/2015)