I am not usually one to deviate from the norm and my norm as always been with the Rawlings brand. I have used Rawling's gloves for 40+ years and have instilled in my son the same love for the brand. Recently however, my son began asking me for this mitt http://www.baseballbargains.com/shop/akadema-torino-adt-57-13-inch-first-base-mitt/
. I of course was against it but he loves the feel of the Akadema gloves he borrows from teammates. Am I being too strict on this brand loyalty and if so, is Akadema a solid brand to convert to? Any advice helps. Thanks!