How To Break In A Baseball Glove With Shaving Cream
Baseball players on a budget need to know how break in a baseball glove with shaving cream so they can use it in a game. Breaking in a baseball glove properly will make the leather soft and bendable and ensure you can catch the ball with ease. There are several ways to break in your baseball glove. One of the more cheap and effective ways is by using shaving cream.
To break in a baseball glove with shaving cream, you will need:
- baseball glove
- two cans of shaving cream
- string or something to tie the glove
- five gallon bucket
- Fill a five gallon bucket with shaving cream. Empty an entire can of foam shaving cream, such as Barbasol, into the bucket. Do not use shaving gel or similar products.
- Shape the pocket of the glove. Take your new glove and shape it by putting an old baseball in the pocket. Tie it closed using the string. Make sure that you are happy with the shape of the pocket.
- Put the glove into the bucket of shaving cream. Using the second can of foam shaving cream, make sure that the glove is completely covered. Allow the glove to remain in the shaving cream overnight.
- Remove the baseball glove from the shaving cream. Place the glove somewhere that it can dry at room temperature. It will take at least a day for the glove to dry completely.
- Untie the glove and remove the ball. Once it is completely dry and untied, you can now begin using your glove. You will notice how soft and manageable the leather is now.
- This method is not advised for "suede-type" leather or vinyl baseball gloves. This method is ideal for traditional, hard leather gloves only.