So I’m guessing no one who has commented has ever caught a line drive with an older “well broken in” glove just to have it bend backwards and the ball fly out. It’s happened to me twice but won’t happen again. No floppy gloves for me.
I started this post, as I was starting the search for new gloves for my kids. My 2 choices were the Shoeless Jane because I like the "floppy glove" or a Vinci because everyone ravs about them. I know, 2 extremes. But I bit the bullet and took a trip to a large baseball / softball specialty and let them choose. I figured if they didn't find the perfect glove, we'd order one Vinci and then maybe a 2nd if they both loved the 1st one. But one kid fell in love with the 11.75 Rawlings HOH and another loved the 12.5 Marucci. I decided to be positive about the break in process. Wow. I'm over it already. I beat those gloves daily. We've played alot of catch. Took pitches off a machine. We've practiced with them. I used Lexol. I've watch Aso. I can tell a huge difference but they still seem so stiff to me. We're gonna keep at it but I hope they never need a new glove again. As I type this I realize we'll need a new catchers mitt in a year or so. Ugh
I think you’ll be glade you bought the stiff gloves. When the palm and laces get
broken in it will be all good.