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Why Fastpitch Softball Players Should Choose a Custom Glove

Why Fastpitch Softball Players Should Choose a Custom Glove

Choosing the right glove is important for fastpitch softball players. Here’s why a custom glove might be the best choice for you:

1. Perfect Fit

A custom glove is made to fit your hand exactly, making it more comfortable and easier to control. This means you won’t have to worry about it being too tight or too loose.  It’s a tough day when your glove is falling off your hand or pinching your fingers.

2. Personalized Features

You can pick out all the details, like the type of leather, the webbing style, and the padding. This allows you to get a glove that works best for your style of play.

3. Enhanced Durability

Custom gloves are often made from higher-quality materials, so they last longer and perform better over time.  However, if the higher quality leather doesn’t necessarily fit your budget, there’s nothing wrong with dropping down a leather grade or two.

4. Unique Design

You can personalize the design with your favorite colors, your name, or your team’s logo, making your glove unique and special to you.  For players, this can be the most fun part about getting a custom glove since they can make it “theirs”!

5. Specific Position Needs

Different positions require different types of gloves. A custom glove can be designed specifically for your position, whether you’re a pitcher, catcher, infielder, or outfielder.

6. Comfort and Protection

Custom gloves can include extra padding and adjustments to ensure they’re as comfortable as possible, helping to prevent blisters and injuries.

7. Better Break-In Process

Custom gloves are often easier to break in, so you can get them game-ready faster and with a more natural feel.  Some of the custom glove makers will even do a break-in process for an extra fee

List of Custom Softball Glove Manufacturers

Choosing a custom glove can make a big difference in your game, offering comfort, durability, and personalized features that standard gloves can’t match. Check out these manufacturers to find the perfect glove for you.


The featured photo for this article are 2 of the custom gloves we got from Tigress that my kids both love. The photo below is a custom catcher’s mitt from Rico that my daughter used when she was a bit younger.  She loved it as well.

Rico Custom Red White Blue Fastpitch Softball Catchers Mitt