sizing goalkeeper gloves keep this in mind try a glove that fits snug
to your fingers and then go a 1/2 size larger. Goalkeeper gloves are
predominately worn somewhat loose to allow for some movement upon
contact with the ball to help "cushion" the impact allowing the
goalkeeper to control a ball that is moving powerfully.CleaningClean your gloves
Dirt and sweat break down the latex of the glove. Dirt acts as
sandpaper and dries the soft, tacky, porous latex into a hard crusty
surface. The toxins in your sweat also can dry out the gloves over time.
Rinsing the gloves after a game will help wash the spit, sweat, and
dirt away. How to clean:
- Wash your gloves with luke-warm water.
- Gently squeeze excess water out. Wringing can tear the seam.
- A mild detergent can be used to help with the smell and really dirty jobs but it is not necessary.
- Hang dry.
accelerate the drying process with dryers, the sun, or dehumidifiers. All the above will take the
natural moisture out of the gloves causing them to be dry and brittle.Proper Storage:
After a game don't throw your gloves in a bag and forget about them
until the next game. If your next game is tomorrow then wipe the dirt of
the palm with a moist towel. Washing them for tomorrow's game may
cause the gloves to be too wet. If that is the case, wrap the gloves in
a moist towel to keep them moist for tomorrow's game. You don't
want your gloves drying with the dirt and sweat in the palm. Over time
dirt and sweat will absorb the natural moisture of the palm causing the
glove to dry, crack, and peel. Don't store your gloves more than a day
wet since they will stink and begin to grow fungi. When storing your
gloves don't place them with palms together since they can stick
together and rip when trying to separate. A glove bag is the best way to
store your gloves. The latex needs to breathe.