Mizuno Franchise Fastpitch is Gender Engineered, and designed specifically for the female player. Pre-oiled java leather maintains durability, and provides a soft, game ready feel. Desgined for the fastpitch Player: Designed specifically for the female softball player. Java Leather: Pre-oiled tumbled leather that is game ready and long lasting. HiLo Lacing: Alternating lace pattern retains the integrity of a fully-laced web with greater flexibility.