Here are some frequently asked questions about breaking in a glove using the GloveFlex process.
Why would I want to have my glove steamed?
Steaming your glove will shorten the break in period. It has been mentioned in the industry that infielder gloves usually require approximately 1,500 pitches to break in and catcher mitts approximately 2,500 pitches. Glove break in time varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and from glove series to glove series.
How do I know if my glove needs to be steamed?
Usually, baseball and softball gloves under $100 are already broken in, but that does not mean they can't be steamed. Gloves from $100 to $200 are more stiff and gloves $200-plus are normally very stiff.
How long will the steaming process take?
After receipt of your glove or mitt, please allow up to 2 business days for us to complete the GloveFlex process. We will then ship the glove back to you.
How do I care for my glove after I get it and start using it?
We recommend you use glove conditioner when your glove becomes dry or after a long period of use.
What should I do after I get my steamed glove?
Additional break in time may be required. When you receive your glove, it will be almost game ready. Results may vary, because manufacturers use different types of leathers to build their gloves. We suggest that you work with the glove to help it form around your hand properly, apply glove oil and play catch with it to help make your glove fit and feel exactly the way you want it to.