Caring for your Nokona
- We recommend that you break in your glove naturally, by playing catch. This will allow your glove to form a natural pocket around your hand.
- For quicker break-in, we recommend using our classic glove conditioner, Nokona Leather Treatment (NLT), which we have been using for over 60 years. We swear by it – we’ve seen the results of many touted oils, but none stand up to our formula.
- NLT is best applied by rubbing a small amount with your hands or a cloth into every area of the glove, including the laces. If applied properly, NLT will not soak through to your glove’s padding like other glove oils in the market.
- To clean your glove, vigorously rub the surface with a clean cloth and NLT. Just as you would treat your skin when dry, retreat your glove as needed.
Breaking in your Nokona
When you purchase a Nokona, you have selected the best glove made. Nokona’s select glove leathers are easy to break in, but may still take time. When getting your glove ready, we suggest that you play catch and break in your glove naturally. This will allow your glove to form a natural pocket around your hand. You may be familiar with different methods and ‘quick fixes’ to shortcut the break-in period. Unfortunately, we have seen the sad results of many of these over the past 85+ years. Use our Nokona Leather Treatment (NLT) for the best results!