How are Nokona gloves different from other gloves?
Nokona gloves are unique, having been handcrafted in the United States since 1934, and made with a wide range of specialized leathers. Unlike most other companies who started producing offshore fifty years ago, Nokona gloves are still produced in the very same town in Texas by Americans who carefully cut, stamp, stitch, lace, and embroider each glove by hand. Unlike many overseas facilities that use mass-production techniques to create "cookie-cutter" products that are exactly the same, no two Nokona gloves are identical. Each has its own unique identity and feel, based on the careful selection of leather per part and its hand-crafted construction. Nokona puts classic American workmanship into every glove, using special techniques developed over the past 80+ years.
Why are Nokona gloves spelled with a "k", when they are made in Nocona, Texas, which is spelled with a "c"-?
While trying to trademark the name Nocona in the early 1930s, the company was told that the name of a city could not be trademarked. So, with a simple change to a "K", the brand became Nokona.
Where can I buy Nokona products?
Nokona Gloves are available at retailers across the U.S., Canada, and internationally. To locate a dealer near you, visit our Retail Locator.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, Nokona ships worldwide. Shipping rates are calculated in real time, based on current FedEx rates and the type of service selected. Note that customers are responsible for any duties and taxes on international orders.
Does Nokona give Factory Tours?
Yes, we take great pride in showing how we craft the last American ball glove. Tours are offered on Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., and generally last one hour. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for students with ID, $3 for children ages 5-10, and free for toddlers ages 4 and under. Note that the Admission price is refundable for merchandise purchased in our Factory Store. Groups may want to contact us at 1-800-433-0957 or [email protected] to schedule a tour or learn about group pricing.
What is you Warranty and Return Policy?
We stand behind our products. Nokona ball gloves and mitts are fully guaranteed for One Year against defective workmanship and material when used for the purpose intended under normal conditions, and provided it receives proper care. This guarantee does not cover damage resulting from misuse. To request a return, please contact us at [email protected] or call us at 1-800-433-0957. You will be given a Return Authorization Number, and instructions on how to return your product to us. You will be required to provide a Proof of Purchase from the last 12 months. Upon receipt of the product, we will inspect it and determine whether repair or replacement is appropriate. We will do our best to ensure you are satisfied!
Will Nokona sponsor my team?
Team Nokona represents premier independent baseball organizations comprised of elite travel players in their region. Through a formal arrangement with Nokona, these teams play under the Nokona name and receive exclusive benefits, such as product, discounts, and support. Nokona‚Äôs mission is to be a part of elite travel baseball, and to engage with top youth players and their coaches who are at the forefront of the game. If you think your organization might be a good fit to add to the Team Nokona lineup, please let us know. Contact us at [email protected]