We get a lot of questions form both students and parents regarding the care of gloves in regard of how to maximise their grip and durability.
Goalkeeper gloves will like anything last longer the better your technique and the better look after them!
Here are a few tips that we feel will help you ensure that you take the best care of your gloves…
PRIOR TO FIRST USE
> Rinse through thoroughly prior to first use with clean lukewarm water.
> This process helps rid the gloves of any impurities from the production of the latex or stitching process.
> Please note that is may be advisable to wash more than once for maximum performance.
> Prior to play wet palms wet to activate the natural latex.
> After use wash in warm soapy water and allow gloves to dry naturally.
> Our Glove Gleam (wash) product is recommended for removing stubborn dirt.
> Do not allow the gloves to dry in a warm place, as this could make them brittle and damage the latex accordingly.
> Do not dry using any of the following processes; radiator,
hair dryer, iron, fire, airing cupboard, tumble dryer or direct sunlight.
> Our Glove Gust (deodoriser) is recommended to freshen the inside of the gloves after drying naturally.
> Please select gloves according to the surface and weather conditions
> Select the right size… Gloves should not too tight, so there is excess stress on seams.
> Store gloves in a suitable temperature.
> Avoid the palms touching, as the latex will become tacky.
> Excellent handling and recovery techniques when diving, will mean that palms of the gloves are not being damaged due to excessive contact with the playing surface.
> Our care products, Glove Gleam and Glove Gust will help increase the lifespan of the gloves.