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What Pros Wear: Carlos Gonzalez (Glove, Sunglasses)

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Carlos Gonzalez wears (yet another) exclusive Nike glove and Oakley Radar Straight Stem sunglasses.

Carlos Gonzalez, building on his 5-tool reputation, took home his second Gold Glove award in three years after the 2012 season.  Gonzalez’ effortlessness in the outfield recently conjured up memories of Roberto Clemente, a 10-time Gold Glover himself, in George Karl’s (Head Coach of the Nuggets) mind.  “Clemente was smooth, but CarGo is probably smoother,” Karl told the Denver Post.

For someone with as much appreciation for and experience in professional sports, Karl knows those words aren’t taken lightly.

There are certain players that are so good that their effortlessness looks like lack of hustle.  The Robby Canos, the Andruw Joneses, the Griffey Juniors.  Tough plays look routine to those types, the savants.  Here’s an idea:

That’s just not that easy.

I have to apologize for how little there is out there on Carlos Gonzalez’ glove model.  I had to make some concessions with this post which I never like doing, but I want to at least show you the closest alternative to give you some options.

The glove in the feature is not CarGo’s glove.  It’s well-documented that Nike makes each pro glove exclusive.  The Nike Diamond Elite Pro 1275 (in the feature) is the closest glove we could find to CarGo’s two-tone H-web with the embossed design elements on the strap of the glove.

Carlos Gonzalez’ two-tone Nike glove. Source: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America

Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America

The Nike Diamond Elite Pro 1275 IS available online, but scarcely.

As for his sunglasses, Carlos Gonzalez wears the “straight stem” modification to the Oakley Radar sunglasses.  This version’s stems (the part you rest on your ear) do not jut out like normal Radars.  The reason for this is so that they can be worn under a baseball helmet.  Apparently that wasn’t moving the dial for Oakley as they have recently discontinued the straight stems, and you’d have to search to find them online and probably pay a premium.

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

In the most recent photo above, CarGo is wearing Radar Fire Iridium Path lenses with white ear socks and chrome icons, which you can get on Oakley’s Custom tool, but not with straight stems.

Here are the links:

Nike Diamond Elite Pro 1275 Glove

Oakley Radar Custom Builder (use the specs above to get as close to CarGo’s as you can)

Oakley Radar Path (other styles)

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