I had always seen Nokona's in sporting goods stores and passed them up purely because of price. What I didn't realize is that had I just started with the Nokona in the first place, I probably wouldn't have gone out and purchased so many gloves.
Outside of the craftsmanship, you'll notice just how incredibly stiff the glove is at first. Truth be told, I purchased the glove in the winter of 2012. I would treat the glove on occasion with Nokona's brand of treatment cream. Even with the treatment, it took me a summer season of intermittent use before I felt I could play comfortably in the glove. Once summer was over and we had transitioned to fall, the glove felt fantastic. I'm not going to say it was the glove but I actually had my best fielding season at third while wearing it. Outside of that, it has great weight and a nice feel once you break in the pocket. It's nice to play with something that feels like it was crafted with care.