Nokona is an all-American company that makes all-American gloves, and the Nokona X2 Buckaroo is one of the best hand-made gloves you can get. Most players refer to them as the “Cadillac of gloves”, because of their high quality, durability and the fact they’re 100% USA made softball gloves.
The two-piece hybrid leather design utilizes the softer kangaroo leather with the harder, tougher steerhide leather that provides a very tight fit.
There are of course a couple of downsides to the and those are the break-in time and the price. The break-in time can be longer because of the stiffness of the leather and they are definitely one of the highest priced gloves on this list, but that is only because once you break-them in properly, they perform amazing.
If the price was a bit lower, they would take the number 1 spot on this list, but you can expect them to be cheaper since they are made from quality leather and have exquisite craftsmanship.
This is a serious glove for serious players who want to step their game up.