It may seem a tad peculiar that we are featuring David Wright’s glove despite the fact that he has played exactly zero innings this year due to a serious injury suffered last year.
However, an early spring training photo of Wright and his glove prompted me to quickly become enamored with the beautiful design Wright had made in the offseason. Because of this, I decided to write this guide to discuss David Wright’s Glove’s colorway, pattern, and more.
David Wright’s Glove: What is it?
For 2017, Wright stuck with the pattern that he himself and Aso had concocted a little over a decade ago when Wright made the switch from Rawlings to Wilson.
Given that information, we find out that David Wright’s Glove is a 12” Wilson A2K DW5 model with an H-web, deep pocket, and a narrower width than many gloves with this length.
In addition, Wright has always been an adamant supporter and user of Wilson top-of-the-line A2K series, having used an A2K in every single game of his decade-long stint with Wilson. He continues this belief of A2K superiority into 2017 with his use of another A2K model.
The Colorway is Special: Bold and Unique
Throughout his career, David Wright has typically stuck with classic colorways like vintage tan/black or blonde/walnut. Sure, he mixes in “flashier” gloves every few years, like his coal/blue/orange 2016 glove or his blonde/orange from 2014, but he has mostly designed rather classic-looking gloves.
For 2017, he followed that trend by designing a glove with an orange tan base and walnut lacing. However, getting a glimpse at the back of the glove proves it is not as plain as you may have formerly believed, and here is why:
David Wright’s Glove has blue Super Skin, a recent addition by Wilson, on the back of it.
Blue Super Skin? Here is What You Need to Know
Super Skin has been in existence in some respect throughout David Wright’s career with Wilson. Never before had he succumbed to the temptation to get this polymer on the back of his glove until this year, when he fit the newer blue Super Skin onto the back of his orange tan and walnut glove.
What may have finally nudged Wright to add Super Skin to his glove?
We found some fairly logical reasons, although both may be incorrect: one, he may have been pleased with the addition of Mets’ color-matching blue Super Skin (instead of the plain black), or two, he may have finally been convinced of the benefits of the synthetic material (lighter weight, increased strength).
Although the reason for his switch is unknown, we believe one thing is certain – the blue Super Skin looks amazingly good with the orange tan leather. It adds an element of flash to what would be considered a rather classic-looking glove.
David Wright has yet to get into a game this year, but his unfortunate circumstances did not stop him from creating a fresh combination of classic orange tan leather, walnut lacing, and Wilson’s new and flashy blue Super Skin.
We like David Wright’s glove for 2017, do you? (Poll)