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Soccer Goalie Glove Buying Guide

There’s a wide variety of gloves for goalkeepers available on the market today. Goalie soccer gloves may have fingersaves that protect the fingers or not. Goalkeeper gloves are available in a range of cuts like classic or flat cut rolls, negatives or hybrid cut. The options can be confusing and overwhelming for parents of goalkeepers.

This is a goalkeeper’s glove buying guide to help you choose the right glove for your goalie:

Price: Choose the soccer glove that is within your budget. Whether the glove lasts for two seasons or wears down during the first season. Goalkeeper gloves that are costly don’t necessarily last for longer. They’ll come with higher-quality features as well as comfort. and better overall construction and patent-pending technology. No matter if a goalkeeper’s glove is for sale or at full price, there’s a glove for each GK at any price.

Finger Safety: The decision of whether you utilize finger spines or fingersaves is a decision that is entirely personal. Certain goalies in the youth ranks may require additional support as they’re learning and strengthening the proper technique for goalkeepers. Goalkeepers with more experience may need goalkeeper gloves that protect fingers to help protect their fingers and catch when playing with older and more experienced soccer players.

Size: Picking the goalkeeper glove that is the most comfortably will not only make you more comfortable, but it will it will also last longer and handle shots better. Understanding how to measure goalkeeper gloves is crucial. Size of glove can be measured by the length and the width. Take the measurement of the length from the tip of your middle finger until the point in the palm. I’m measuring 7.5 inches as an example. 7.5 is rounded to an 8, and 1 inch is equivalent to a goalkeeper glove size 9. There are exceptions like the junior gloves for goalie. A goalie for youths can measure 5 1/4 inches, and be size 5 with one brand, or junior size 6 from another. Junior goalkeeper gloves and other equipment experts will assist you with accurate measuring and size. There isn’t a precise method of measurement, so don’t apply only the rounding-up method.

Hand Width, Body Type and the size of the hand as well as body type can help decide the size of glove. When you’ve got long fingers with an elongated palm, the goalkeeper’s glove with a negative cut could be the ideal choice. If the goalkeeper has a larger palm, a roll-finger or classic cut could work most effectively. Understanding your body type is essential since the size of the hand and the thickness of your wrists and forearms will determine the way that the goalkeeper’s gloves fit through the wrists and the palm.

Negative Cut Internal stitching is used to make the fabric close to fingers.

Roll Finger Latex wraps the fingers inside tubes to ensure a comfortable fit.

Hybrid Cut: a mixture of two cuts, such as the Roll/Flat or the Roll Negative

Utilization: Are the goalkeeper’s gloves be used for practice or game? Will the goalkeeper be playing on grass or turf? Goalkeeper gloves with the most effective grip are made with all-weather glove or contact rubber. Gloves with the greatest grip may compromise some durability to get the grip. Goalkeeper gloves that are durable will be thick and include more synthetics, which increase your palm’s friction, and increasing the wear and tear. The stronger the glove but the downside will be the grip. A goalie will typically have one pair of goalie gloves for games , and one that is more durable for practicing.

Goalkeepers need the finest equipment and gloves, but there are things to take into consideration when buying. Making a decision on a goalkeeper’s glove just by color or style could result in a poor fitting glove or one that is not suitable for the goalkeeper’s or level of play. Be sure to take the points mentioned above into consideration when you purchase. Always get in touch with me directly for any sizing concerns!