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How To Break In A New Baseball Glove

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

All baseball gloves and softball gloves need to be “broken in” before use in order to provide a proper fit and to play a better game. Many companies use industrial machines to simulate the natural breaking in process. At Vinci, we find that this method often results in “floppy”, ill-fitting gloves with significantly shorter product lives. The individual nature of a player’s hand size and shape, catching style and glove preference lends itself better to a more customized break in process. The steps below will provide you with some basic tips on how to quickly and effectively incorporate your new Vinci glove into your game.

The two basic goals of breaking in a glove are softening the leather and forming the pocket.

Baseball Glove Break In Kit
1) To properly soften the leather, use exclusive Vinci Glove Conditioner with every new glove.** Using latex gloves, apply conditioner to all leather areas of glove including the pocket, laces, and rear. Too much conditioner can actually shorten the life of your glove by speeding up deterioration, so a good rule of thumb is to never apply more than a pea sized amount at a time. Usually 3 – 5 pea sized applications will
sufficiently treat each side of a new glove.

2) Let your glove sit for 24 hours allowing conditioner to fully absorb into leather. Wipe off any excess using a clean, dry cloth. Do not apply more conditioner for at least 2 weeks.

3) Move the heel of the glove firmly back and forth in a “shoe shining” motion. Do the same with the fingers and where the bottom of the web meets the glove. This movement will help to loosen the fibers of the leather and interior linings.
Besides playing catch there are many ways to form a pocket into your baseball glove.

4) Get a baseball or softball depending on your needs for the glove (some players prefer using a hollow plastic ball like the one pictured in the Vinci Break In Kit). Place the ball firmly into the pocket area of the glove.

5) Using 2 Vinci Glove Bands (string, elastic bands, belts, or bungees will work as well), wrap the outside of the glove in an “X” pattern, closing the ball firmly into the pocket. Allow the glove to sit overnight.

6) Remove the bands and toss a ball firmly into the pocket area 50 – 100 times.* Taking time to press and twist the ball into the leather.

7) Repeat steps 3 through 6 until your glove is sufficiently broken in.

You may also use a glove mallet like the one included in the Vinci Glove Break In Kit to hammer into the pocket. The tapered handle of the mallet can be used to size the finger holes of the glove if they feel too tight on your hands. Place the tapered end of the mallet into the fingers of glove and rotate slowly to expand the size of the openings.

NEW Custom Glove Color Options!

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Stand out with a custom baseball glove made by Vinci!

Design your own one-of-a-kind baseball glove by choosing your favorite colors from our available color options. Now your Vinci glove can match your team or reflect your personality. Like all Vinci gloves, our custom baseball / softball  gloves are made utilizing only the highest graded US steer hide and Kip Leather and are manufactured to withstand the test of time. Available in all leather or mesh back. Choose from our most popular models and many more!!


Available leather colors: White-Blue-Red-Bordeaux-Black

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Available Leather Colors White Leather Not Shown But Is Also Available!




Custom All Leather Gloves

Customizable All Leather Glove Chart


Custom Mesh Gloves

Customizable Mesh Glove Chart


Special pricing and FREE shipping

Vinci custom glove orders will take 4-5 weeks for delivery. Call us at 888-529-6864 to place your order today!


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Vinci Launches Two New Facebook Pages

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Vinci, has expanded our Facebook presence to include two new sports-related pages. In addition to our existing Facebook presence, we have introduced the new Facebook pages that will cover youth baseball and fastpitch softball.

The Youth Baseball Page is dedicated to boys and girls that play youth baseball and little league.   LIKE Vinci’s Youth Baseball to see photos and updates about the sport.

LIKE Vinci Youth Baseball


The Fastpitch Page is dedicated to Women’s Fast pitch softball which exists in organized leagues and in traveling tournament teams. LIKE Vinci’s Fastpitch Page to get the latest information on the fastest growing segment of amateur baseball.

Like Vinci Fastpitch

Vinci’s primary Facebook Page (Vinci Baseball) has also been updated to improve your social media experience! “We recently updated our Facebook page for the Timeline update,” adds Vinci. “With these additional pages showcasing our specific product lines, we want our customers to be engaged, share their stories and become part of the conversation.” LIKE Vinci Baseball on Facebook to stay updated on all things baseball related and get the latest product line updates and promotions.

LIKE Vinci Baseball



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Vinci Now Accepts PayPal Payments on Online Purchases!

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Now you can pay for your orders on using PayPal, the safe and secure way to make purchases online.  We incorporated PayPal into our ordering process system to make checkout more convenient. After placing products in your shopping cart you’ll have an option to pay using PayPal button. Don’t have PayPal? It’s free and easy to create an account at

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Difference between Baseball and Softball Gloves

Monday, November 7th, 2011

What is the difference between baseball, fast pitch softball and adult softball gloves?

Gloves different from glove maker to glove maker, line to line, and even glove to glove. But what really is the difference between a baseball glove, a fast pitch glove and an adult slow pitch softball glove?

First, we need to look at what size of gloves each of the sports are wearing. Baseball players tend to use sizes from 10″ up to 12.75″.  Fast pitch softball players tend to use 11.5″ up to 13″. Adult slow pitch softball players tend to use glove that range from 11.5″ up to 15″.  As you can see, many of these sizes overlap, 11.5″ to 12.75″. Most manufacturers design these gloves towards the baseball market more-so than the other 2 markets.

Second aspect we will look at is the design of the glove itself based on the size of the ball being used. Baseball uses a 9″ ball; fast pitch and slow pitch softball uses either an 11″ or 12″ ball. With these differences in ball sizes, the pockets of the gloves need to be redesigned to catch the ball. When the pocket is redesigned, the rest of the glove changes. With baseball using a 9″ ball, the pocket is typically smaller and longer. Softball glove pockets typically are wider and deeper than baseball gloves. When the pockets get deeper, the height of the glove is shorter, even in the same size gloves. So, a baseball glove in 12.75″ will be taller than a softball specific glove in 12.75″ because the softball pocket is deeper bringing the profile of the glove down. However, many manufacturers tend to “add length” to their baseball gloves to make them softball gloves. They keep the pocket of the baseball glove and add the length making a balanced baseball glove into a heavy feeling softball glove.

Third aspect is how big the players’ hands are. Fast pitch gloves are geared towards female fast pitch softball players. Typically, females have smaller hands than males(not is all cases). So, the manufacturers design the fast pitch gloves with smaller hand openings and/or smaller finger stalls. Baseball and adult slow pitch softball gloves, have larger hand openings and/or finger stalls than their fast pitch counter parts.  However, not all manufacturers change their hand opening or finger stalls between the gloves. Some higher end manufacturers have slightly smaller finger stalls on all gloves that will form and mold to the players hand, whether small or big.

Fourth is how the players like to wear their gloves. Most softball(fast pitch and adult slow pitch alike) players like to have the glove clamped to their hands as tight as they can go. So, manufacturers combat this by putting velcro on the glove for the widest degree of adjustability. Baseball players tend to feel more comfortable with a little movement in the glove, so the velcro isn’t needed and they have standard backs.

Fifth is the quality of gloves offered. Baseball gloves range from $50 and up to $600. Typical fast pitch and slow pitch softball gloves range from $50 to $200 and some manufacturers offer quality gloves the $200 mark. However, most manufacturers do not offer a softball specific glove above $120, pushing softball players into baseball gloves with smaller pockets. Vincipro does make high end softball gloves for the serious softball player.

In short, baseball gloves tend to have a more shallow pocket and a taller profile than softball gloves. Softball gloves typically have a deeper, rounder pocket and shorter profile in a same sized ball glove. Fast pitch players typically like to have velcro adjustment straps on their gloves.

Vinci offers both high end baseball and softball gloves.

Guest Blog by Mark Jones

New Website Feature Ask Vinci

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Have a question about a Vinci product? What glove model is the best for you? What is the difference between the CP, CP kip, Limited or Classic series? Here’s your chance to get the answers to your questions. Ask any question in the “Leave a reply” box below and we will do our best to answer any questions that you have. We look forward to hearing from you.

Question About A Glove?

Question About A Glove?

New Skype Feature for customers

Monday, October 18th, 2010

We at Vinci are always trying to offer you the best possible products AND the best customer service. A new feature we are offering is to be able to speak and video chat LIVE with a Vinci representative using Skype’s free service.
If you don’t already have a skype account go to: and sign up for a free account.

We can be found as the SKYPE username: smarkley3.
skype features
There are three ways to contact us:
1)Instant message
2)Phone call
3)Video call
As a trial a representative will be available throughout various hours of the day. Ask questions about  products. Get advice about what’s the best Vinci glove model for you, see live various products compared side by side.

No need for a webcam or microphone to be able to see video. Speak via instant message or by telephone by calling 562-652-6228.

The possibilities are endless! Give it a try, we think you will like it.