It is hard to purchase something like a Baseball glove online, you don't know how it feels.
I suggest you shop around at the local sporting goods stores and find the one you really like, it is appropriate for your position, age, and price range. Then go back and find the same glove online.
The main goal being getting a better price, just remember to add shipping onto whatever price there is, so a site with free shipping and a lower price would be the best.
Every glove manufacturer makes a wide range of glove options, I recommend not spending a bundle until you have advanced to a point where you intend to take your sport into the high school and collegiate level, or if you are in a traveling competitive league.
If you are going to drop 2-300 on a glove you should be done with most growth spurts and be prepared to keep it in good shape for several seasons, gloves need to be oiled, and restitched when needed, if you do this a really good glove will last you many years.
Depending on where your playing in the field you should wear your glove in a loose but safely to wear it won't fall off. Take your and and hold it up with all your fingers touching each other and look at your palm... See where the thumb and ring finger could make a "U" if you traced down your thumb to the bottom went across following the bottom of your hand and then went up the pinky... This is where you want the glove to stop. The point is to have good control but have it loose enough to be "reactive".... If you try to grab your wrist on the same arm as your glove with your glove it should barely pinch the tip of your glove with your wrist.
Generally speaking the more they cost the better they are. Look for durability ( good leather no vinyl), ease of break in ( softening ), and size depending on age and position played. Younger players will need smaller softer gloves and infielders will need a 10 or 11 inch for speed as compared to an outfielder who needs an 12 or 13 inch for size. Catchers and first basemen use a mitt. For children who are still growing dont spend more than 40-60 dollars since you will be replacing it next year, and older teenagers go 60-200 dollars depending on level of play. Good gloves can be relaced when worn out or break, so replacement is not necessary. My daughter plays fastpitch at the collegiate level and I have quite a collection of old gloves in my garage as well as bats. When I finally put out $250 for a glove and $300 for a composite bat I got a 3 year break from buying new stuff. The gloves ( 3- one for infield, one for outfield, and one for catching ) have each been relaced twice and are still in great shape.
Depends on your size of hand. My batting glove is a Medium && i have a 13"-14" glove
The softball glove was invented in the 1920's.
A baseball outfielder glove is usually 12 1/2 to 12 3/4 inches from the tip of the index finger to the heel of the glove. A softball outfielder glove is usually 13 1/2 to 14 inches from the tip of the index finger to the heel of the glove. Since a softball is larger than a baseball, a softball glove will be larger than a baseball glove. However, this doesn't mean that you can't use a baseball glove for playing softball. It just means that you will have less margin of error when catching the softball because of the smaller pocket a baseball glove has.
No, the glove is intended for baseball, by fielders and pitchers who want a little longer glove for scooping up balls. It can be used for softball, bit does not have a larger pocket that would make a strictly softball glove better.
Try them on before buying - the only way as different makes are different sizes, the same as normal clothes.
The binding of a glove is typically used around the outer wrist and palm area. It's used to looks and to soften rough areas. Check out Akadema's glove builder and it will outline where the binding is.