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David Wright’s Glove for 2017: Wilson A2K DW5 in Orange Tan with Blue Super Skin

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.

David Wright's Glove for 2017

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.

Conclusion

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)

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David Wright’s Glove: Wilson A2K DW5

With Spring Training coming up, we’re making our last rounds of the Pro’s 2016 gloves. Today, we are featuring one of Wilson’s most popular gloves from one of their most popular sponsors: David Wright’s Glove, a Wilson A2K DW5:

2017 Wilson A2K DW5

When Wright was first approached Wilson quite a few years ago (it’s possible but unlikely that he approached them), he wanted a glove that had a super deep pocket to vacuum ground balls at the hot corner, something with a 12″ length, and something that wasn’t super wide. Combining all of these traits together, the DW5 pattern was created. Ever since its creation, Wright has been using it and tweaking it every year.

David Wright's Glove: Wilson A2K DW5

Typically Wright goes for a simple colorway: blonde, brown, maybe some orange accents. This year, David Wright’s Glove features a ton of customization and a design nobody thought that Wright would ever create.

Firstly, David Wright’s Glove has a slick coal, orange, and blue design. It is different from what Wright typically designs, but I like it. So far, other people have had mixed feelings about his glove. What do you think?

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Secondly, for the second straight year, Wright has a custom stamp on his game model, right on the wrist:

Wilson A2K DW5

This customization is awesome, and Wilson did a phenomenal job on the stamping design and the finished product.

David Wright's Glove: Wilson A2K DW5

For the first year, David Wright let the glove guru, Aso, break-in his glove. In a video with Wilson (skip till the end):

… Wright mentions this as well as how pleased he is with the job that Aso did. Yet another happy Aso customer. David Wright’s Glove usually gets broken-in by David himself, but he switched it up a little this year.

Sadly, Wright did not get to use his glove that much this year. An injury ended his season early, forcing his glove to only get a small amount of time in games and a lot of time in warm-ups and on a shelf. Despite this, Wilson still continued the tradition of releasing the Wilson A2K DW5.

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