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How to Wash Goalkeeper Gloves

Goalkeeper gloves are bound to degrade faster when used more frequently. This is why it’s crucial to ensure that your gloves are in good condition. On average, a goalie will likely require at least three pairs of goalie gloves during the course of a season because of the wear and tear on the material.

But there are many different goalkeepers. Not all goalkeepers are alike and the wear will vary based on the frequency of usage, how they are maintained along with the surface of play and the technique. To ensure that you can extend and maximize the life span of your goalkeeping glove, use the following guidelines prior to, during and after you use them.

Essential Tips for Maintenance for your Goalkeeper Gloves

Before you play: Clean your gloves before you use gloves for the first time. let them get dry on their own (consult the washing guidelines below). This will ensure that any preservatives that are present in during the process of manufacturing are eliminated from the latex, this will help activate the latex and ensure you get the best grip possible from your gloves whenever you wear them. If you want to be sure that they’re ready to use for use, a second pre-wash is always recommended.

When playing: If the goalkeeper gloves are in use, you should periodically wet the palms of your gloves using water to ensure the most gripping durability from the palm of the latex. Latex is not meant to dry. This is why you often see professional athletes on TV spraying water over them, or even spit it out, to bring the latex alive.

After playing: When you have used your gloves to protect your goal Make sure you wash them promptly and let them dry naturally. If you allow your gloves to dry excessively, it can be brittle, which can result in a decrease in durability and grip . This isn’t what you want (our guide to drying further down this page has all the information you need! ).

How to wash Goalkeeper Gloves

1. If you’re looking to get the most of the gloves you wear to keep your goal, clean them immediately after using them by soaking in hot waters (a maximum of 30oC).

2. Soak the glove in water. make sure to rinse off all the cleaner for your glove when you decide to wash your gloves with an agent, since leaving a solution on your gloves may cause harm.

3. The gloves must be cleaned by hand by using your thumbs to gently scrub off dirt If you apply too much pressure, it could tear the latex. We don’t suggest using a scrubber or brush due to this reason.

4. It’s not necessary however, applying cleaning solutions to your gloves will to ensure that all dirt is removed , and makes the process easier. Be sure to follow the directions of the product you purchased.

5. Allow your gloves to dry naturally. It will take about a day. For more details about how for drying your glove, keep the reading.
How to Dry Your Goalkeeper’s Gloves

After you’ve washed your gloves for goalkeeping and are now prepared for drying them off, we suggest applying pressure using the towel on your gloves in order to absorb excess water. Then, leave the gloves to air dry. Don’t rub or wipe them with the towel because it could tear the pieces out of the lax.

They can also be hung on a laundry line as well in your bathroom. However, you should be cautious not to keep the items in sunlight, or in a humid atmosphere.

Don’t dry your gloves with these methods:

-On the other hand, a radiator

in front of a fire

— In a tumble dryer

Use iron

Use an airing cabinet in direct sunlight

— by “wringing” them out

Each of these methods could result in a loss of moisture from the latex. This can, it can cause them to become dry and dry and brittle. Make sure you follow our instructions to clean your gloves for goalkeepers to reduce the chance of making mistakes.

Where to store your Goalkeeper Gloves

If you can, keep the gloves inside a cool location away from direct sunlight. In humid environments, your gloves could cause mold and bacteria to develop and eventually damage your gloves.

We suggest that you allow the gloves dry for a few hours prior to placing them into one of our wallets for gloves. The act of leaving your gloves in the sun for too long could result in your gloves becoming dry and brittle.

Be sure that your gloves’ palms are not touching after leaving them to dry. If you do you could discover your hands joined when you return and tearing them up could cause tearing of the latex.

Don’t store your goalkeeping gloves in a bag without washing them first.

Also, if you saved the plastic bag the glove came in, when they dried, you can put them back inside to lock in the moisture within the latex. The ultimate storage solution is found in these bags, in a glove wallet in a cool, dry environment.

How to Maintain Your Goalkeeper Gloves

Let’s break down and review the fundamental pillars of care for your junior goalkeeper gloves and prolonging their life.

• Wash your gloves prior to the first use.

— Sometimes, dampen your hands with water when you use them to aid in gripping.

• Wash immediately following use in water that is less than 30oC.

— Allow the gloves to air dry naturally

Make sure you are in a cool place away from direct sunlight.

TIP Tip: When wearing your goalkeeping gloves while training or in not in competition, try to avoid using your palms to lift yourself from the floor. Make sure to use your fists to pull yourself up, avoiding the fingers of your gloves coming into touch with ground. Utilizing your palms can assist you in getting back up faster, but you’ll be able to minimize wear during non-game times by employing the fist technique above.

Goalkeeper gloves are primarily made for natural surfaces such as grass, unless otherwise specified (e.g. an astro turf-specific 3G latex that sacrifices grip to ensure durability). If you’re using gloves for goalkeeping with an artificial surface like 3G or astro turf , you are placing a greater degree of stress on the latex and it will wear faster.

Latex Degradation

We only use the finest latex from Germany to give you the greatest grip possible regardless of the conditions. However, it’s an extremely soft natural material which is susceptible to wear and abrasion with time. It is not something that can be kept from happening. In any time the latex will start to show signs worn and tear. it could be as easy as a lucky nick on the surface. It can happen in the first game the same way it could occur in your 15th.

The degradation of latex can be influenced by a variety of factors, including:

— Age of the keeper

— Technique

– Playing surface

How were they created

Did the instructions for care followed?

— The number of saved as well as how busy the defense is creating!

— – Luck

In every glove you wear, the more they are maintained, the longer you’re likely to see from them. If your latex starts to begin to show signs of wear, do not panic. Wear and tear to your glove is common and normal Our gloves have 4mm of material and will function until there’s no latex left on your palm.

Negative Cut Gloves

Due to the design and stitching technique employed Please be aware that gloves with the “Negative Cut” palm will display wear on thumbs and fingers faster than other types of gloves.

This style of cut offers the most secure and natural-feeling fingers, but in the end, puts your fingers under greater stress. This is a compromise for this type of cut.