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I recently took a tour of Nocona Athletic Goods in Nocona, TX which is 120 miles northwest of Dallas. This small company manufactures amazing baseball gloves and catcher mitts from leather and is the last remaining U.S. company who still makes these excellent quality gloves....More
Rode trip I've wanted to make for years. Finally made time in family schedule to travel from Dallas to Nacona. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and seeing some history of the Nacona gloves. Nice selection of gloves in factory store. Wish they had bats and balls...More
The tour gets you up close and personal with the entire process. Everyone in the facility was happy and talked with our small group. They really are proud of the gloves they make. They were also making a small run of Lodge cast iron pan...More
Late last year I bought my granddaughter the best (and most expensive) fastpitch softball glove made - the Nokona Elite X2. Last week, I drove to Nocona for the factory tour to see how the glove is made. Much to my dismay, the factory was...More
What a great experience! We watched how a baseball glove is made, starting with the leather hides and going all the way through packing and shipping. The process is pretty complicated, with many steps and machines--and the skill of a lot of people. The factory...More
The tour took about 45 minutes and was given by the production manager. He led us through all the steps of making a hand-made baseball glove, from choosing the leather to sewing and lacing, and the final "breaking-in". A very enjoyable and instructional tour for...More
A must stop. The field of dreams comes alive as you see the manafacturing of base ball gloves. Suddenly you can see them on the hands of your favorite players. What an opportunity to order one for son or grandson.