We bought this glove for a 9U travel team. Needed a glove that would work for young kids and small hands but hopefully last years. The glove feels and looks like All-Star's $300 pro models, but is just a little smaller. It has very stiff and thick leather, but is breaking in very well, just takes a lot of work. It's almost too big for my kids, but with the way they grow I think that's perfect. I think its at least twice as nice as the other (cheaper) All Star youth model (which is also great). The better leather makes this one stiffer, but i think the trade off is worth it as long as you don't mind taking the time to break in the glove.