Former pro baseball player (now famous TikToker) Robert Cruz put together a mini-masterclass on respecting your equipment and taking care of your BRUCE BOLT Batting Gloves.
We call it Glove Care 101.
1. Dry Your Gloves After Each Use
Our glove bag is meant to keep your gloves flat when they are in your equipment bag, but it’s very important to air your gloves out (out of the bag) after games, practices, and BP especially.
2. Moisturize Your Gloves with Leather Conditioning Balm
Our gloves are made from 100% real Cabretta leather unlike other batting gloves. So just like your mitt, leather conditioner helps keep the leather soft and supple. We recommend using Chamberlain's Leather Milk Balm.
Rub the balm inside and out of the glove. This will impregnate the leather and actually repel moisture and sweat. Allow the balm to dry overnight and it will actually make your gloves “tackier” for better grip.
3. Don't Use BRUCE BOLT Batting Gloves in the Rain
Like any real leather product, saturating the gloves will cause the leather to become weak and susceptible to tears.
4. Remove the Dirt
Use light soap and water on a cloth rag to gently remove any dirt.
5. Use a Deodorizer
If your gloves start to smell, use "Pow Air" Essential Oil Deodorizer.
6. Get Two Pairs of Gloves
If you're playing pro, collegiate, high school, or select ball—or just sweat a lot—we highly recommend getting two pairs of BRUCE BOLT batting gloves. We’ve found that players who train every day and rotate their gloves get significantly more wear than if they used the same pair every day.
7. Don't Worry About "Flaking" from Abrasion
Players who use our gloves will sometimes write in about seeing their gloves "flake" bits and pieces after first use. Don't worry! Those "flakes" you see aren't leather failure, it's the topical spray we use on the leather for consistent color and sheen. Abrasion with use is normal and has no effect on durability.