Nokona’s elite performance, ready-for-play, position-specific series. The X2 Elite™ is made with Nokona’s proprietary top-grain Stampede™ Steerhide and Kangaroo leathers, so that minimal break-in is needed, but the glove has great structure and maintains its shape. A perfect combination of top quality and high performance.
This glove is very robust. It has a good solid feel to it. The second you put it on, you know you're not wearing a cheap, poorly made glove. I lightly oiled it with the Nokona premium conditioner, played catch with my 7 year old (who of course can't throw hard enough yet to break in a stiff glove) for about 15 minutes, put a ball in the pocket and wrapped it overnight. The next day at practice it was ready to go. I've used it for a total of about an hour and it's game ready. You'll notice the heavier weight of the glove and the feel of it is unbelievable. I always have, and always will go back to Nokona for my baseball glove, and when my son is old enough to take care of one I'll do the same for him.
After 20 something years of playing ball I've tried the best gloves out there. I'll never buy anything but a Nokona again. I've had 4 of their gloves, and I've never been less than impressed.