I wanted a pretty nice glove for my softball league and splurged on this, hoping that it would suit me. Boy do I not regret it. First, it's the most comfortable glove I have ever put on. It's got padding on both sides to create a nice fit. I can't even stand to put on someone else's glove because they feel so rough and flimsy. Also, I can catch it right on the palm where most gloves would cause a lot of pain, but with this one, you barely feel it. It seems durable, but I've only had it for a couple of months, so I can't really say. I hope it's durable because I love this glove.