The Global Elite line from Mizuno has gained a reputation as one of the most reliable and durable lines that Mizuno has to offer. Mizuno has added to this respected line by using a softer, lighter leather combined with its Counter Balance technology to keep the feel of this glove lighter than ever. The Counter Balance weight distribution will focus additional weight away from the fingers and closer to the palm. This will keep the glove feeling lighter, for quicker movements and reaction time on the field.
The GGE51 is 11.75” and ideal for a multi-position infielder or pitcher. This glove features Mizuno’s Tartan Shock, closed web. This web stays shallow and strong enough for the infielder trying fielding a hard-hit grounder and making a transition, while staying closed enough for the pitcher to conceal the seams of the ball.
The shell, palm and web are composed of Mizuno’s E-Lite, North American steerhide leather, which is some of the lighter leather that Mizuno has to offer. But don’t take the lightness of the leather as a weakness – the Global Elite line is known for durability, and when it comes to that expectation, the E-Lite leather does not disappoint. The Rolled Welting along the fingers will also provide extra support, keeping the shape of the desired pocket for longer.
The hand opening features a conventional, open back with a laced binding. The conventional back allows for extra ventilation, while the laced binding provides a secure and snug fit – keeping the glove in place, even during the toughest plays.
The Global Elite line will arrive stiff, but with some work will break-in to the desired pocket – but more importantly, hold that shape for many games to come.