One of the most unique gloves Wilson has ever made is the Wilson Glove of the Month February 2017. The reason is simple: it has two different colors of Super Skin on the back of the glove. First, take a look at this new technology:
As the picture shows, the Wilson Glove of the Month February 2017 has two different colors of Super Skin – white and black.
What is Super Skin?
Super Skin is a proprietary polymer created by Wilson from basketball material. No, for real. It’s a material that Wilson claims is both stronger and lighter than typical leather, and we agree with them. Unlike white leather, Super Skin is also water-resistant that makes cleaning the white Super Skin a breeze.
The Two-SS System
Typically, Wilson puts one color of Super Skin on the back of a glove. Instead of following their own script, they made a dauntless decision: put two colors of Super Skin on the same glove. They made white Super Skin finger stripes and the rest of the back (besides the wrist) is the black Super Skin.
Since the two colors are the same material, there is no added benefit to having two colors on the same glove. The main idea of this creation was to create something cool that has never been attempted before. I would say Wilson was very successful.
Recommendations for White/Black Super Skin
If you like or have wanted to try a synthetic material for some time, this two Super Skin design will be an excellent choice. Its added durability and lightweight features make it a good feature to have on a glove, especially in such a unique way like this.
Although the Super Skin occupies much of the glove, there was some room to make the colorway even better than the Super Skin. That’s exactly what Wilson did.
The Official Colorway
Of course, the Wilson Glove of the Month February 2017 has the two colors of Super Skin on the back of the glove – white and black. In addition to that, the palm and wrist are black, the binding and palm welting are white, and the welting and lacing are red.
Opinion on the Colorway
Everything about this design is sharp. The white finger stripes surrounded by red and black look fire, and the red lacing just gels with the rest of the glove. I’m not usually a fan of white on a glove, but the Wilson Glove of the Month February 2017 warmed me up to this idea.
The Wilson Glove of the Month February 2017 is a bonafide middle infield model. Here’s why:
The Wilson Glove of the Month February 2017 is a Wilson A2000 1786, and if you’ve followed some of our other articles, you’ll know this 11.5″ model has ranked very high in our shortstop and second base gloves rankings.
There’s a reason for such high rankings. The 1786’s length is perfect for the two spots, and the shallow pocket is superb for making the necessary quick transfers on double plays. The fact that you can form a 1786 however you would like is also certainly a positive, as is the fact that you can break in this glove TIP or traditional grip. We love this pattern, as should you if you play up the middle.
We recommend the Wilson Glove of the Month February 2017 if you are a bold middle infielder. The sharp red, white, and black look is different (in a good way) and would certainly stand out. The things that don’t stand out are also excellent: the durability, pattern, and feel.
Overall, the Wilson Glove of the Month February 2017 is a truly awesome glove.
The Wilson Glove of the Month February 2017 is officially sold out. Your best bet would be to contact your local Glove of the Month dealer to find out if they have one of these still in stock.