10 Best Football Gloves of 2018

  • Breathable, flexible mesh back helps keep you cool.
  • Mesh knuckles let your fingers flex naturally for more...
  • Adjustable closure for a custom fit.
  • Meets NFHS/NCAA/NOCSAE standards
  • HeatGear fabric keeps your hands cool, dry & light
  • Built to provide maximum flexibility, breathability &...
  • Method for choosing the size,According to palm circumference...
  • Adult XXS=Youth M(6.1"-6.7",15.5cm-17cm) Adult XS=Youth...
  • Adult S(7.3"-7.9",18.5cm-20cm)Adult...
  • Meets NFHS/NCAA/NOCSAE standards
  • High compression, seamless HeatGear fabric keeps your hands...
  • Seamless bonded Power Catch panels reduce finger twist &...
  • Meets NFHS/NCAA/NOCSAE standards
  • HeatGear fabric keeps your hands cool, dry & light
  • Built to provide maximum flexibility, breathability &...
  • UltraTack palm takes you to the legal stick limit
  • PerfectFit material the ultimate in comfort, breathability...
  • Wrist allows for freedom of motion
  • IMPROVED GRIP: This sticky football gloves has the right...
  • BREATHABLE VENTILATION: Light enough to keep your hands...
  • ADJUSTABLE FOR PERFECT FIT: The back-of-hand has a unique...
  • Breathable, flexible mesh back helps keep you cool.
  • Mesh knuckles let your fingers flex naturally for more...
  • Adjustable closure for a custom fit.
  • One size fits most youth wide receiver gloves. Measure from...
  • One-piece tacky silicone palm with extended thumb and...
  • Breathable and stretchable polyester backhand with...
  • SEI NOCSAE Certified!
  • EliteTek RG-14 Football Glove's are skin tight. Feels like...
  • Grip Tech Palm Technology - Performs under weather & surface...

Football Gloves Guide

Football gloves are an important work tool for goalkeepers. No matter whether in the amateur or in the 1st Bundesliga, a good one Goalkeeper gloveis a constant companion both in training and in the game. Football gloves are much more important to goalkeepers than football boots, and every professional goalie needs several pairs per season. That’s why the choice of suitable football gloves for goalkeeping is so important.

High quality latex ensures optimal grip

One of the most important criteria for a good football glove is the material used. A high quality material, which ensures an optimal grip, is the latex used on the palms. Latex is responsible for the cushioning and gives the football gloves the necessary grip, so you can hold the ball in any weather. On the market there are numerous models of different manufacturers, theirs glovesequip with different coverings. Mega Grip, Absolut Grip or Ultimate Grip are just a few of the new creations that clever manufacturers come up with in order to arouse the customer’s interest. In most cases, however, behind these names hides different latex blends, which usually differ only minimally between themselves and in many cases offer the same performance.

Different cut variants

In addition to the latex used is also the cut of football gloves an important criterion that you should consider when choosing the appropriate football glove. Only some time ago there were goalkeeper gloves only in 3 different cuts:
Inseam: In this variant, the seams are housed inside the glove. Thanks to this cut, there is little room between the fingers and the glove, making the football gloves very snug. The Schichtel (covering between the fingers, with which the upper hand with the fingers is connected) is usually made of adhesive foam.
Rolled Fingers: With this cut variant, the layer is completely omitted. The rubber is rolled around the fingers.
Outside seam: In contrast to the inner seam variant here are the seams outside. As a result, the glove sits slightly looser on the hand.
Lately, some hybrid cuts have been added with some optimizations.

Important small details

High-quality goalkeeper glove models usually have an entry via an elastic bandage. The bandage serves to enclose the joint and thus ensure a firm and elastic fit of the gloves. Football gloves for children and inferior models have in many cases a slotted entry. Although this allows faster removal and tightening, which has a very negative impact on comfort and stability. A minimal but extremely important detail is the pull-loop tab. The tiny tab attaches to the end of the glove bandage, making it easier and faster to put the goalkeeper gloves on. In glove models without a pull-loop tab, the gloves are usually pulled on the bandages when the gloves are put on, which causes the bandages to lose their elasticity over time, which can negatively affect the performance of your football gloves.

New technologies and features

Goalkeeper gloves with special finger protectors have become increasingly popular with both professional athletes and amateurs lately. The use of finger protectors is intended to prevent fingers from being overstretched during ball contact, which in many cases can lead to painful dislocations. Depending on the manufacturer, the glove has 4 or 5 removable protectors. If you choose a model with protectors, then you should definitely choose a model with 5 finger protectors, so that all fingers are equally well protected. For children and adolescents who can not handle the ball so well and yet have to learn how to catch it, the use of gloves with finger protectors is not recommended.

*Last update on 2018-07-29 / Affiliate links(we get a commission when you buy on amazon) / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API