There is a reason these gloves are called Rawlings Pro Preferred. They utilize the best patterns from the best pro players. The kip skin shell leather has strong pliable fibers with a smooth defect-free surface that breaks in to your playing preference. Additionally, the palm lining features Pittards performance sheepskin that is soft to the touch and wicks moisture keeping your hand dry for better control. USA tanned lacing and 100% wool padding allows you to form the perfect pocket.