Also, most goalkeepers and parents do not realise this, but the more expensive you pay for your goalkeeper gloves, the shorten their life span. This is normally because the latex on the more expensive gloves are very very soft, for better grip. but will obviously wear away quicker.
This is why we recommend any goalkeeper who plays on poor surfaces, and or especially artificial services, not to wear expensive gloves. We advise to maybe come down to mid level, and or even training level gloves because the palms are normally more durable, so will not wear away quickly.
And we ALWAYS advise our goalkeepers, if you are playing anytime on poor surfaces, where there is a lot of soil, sand and grit, and the grass is bear, always opt to wear a cheaper more durable pair of gloves, because a poor surface will destroy a glove palm.
Please remember your glove palm is a very soft latex, and will wear away from the very first use and will continue to wear away with every use. This is normal, so do not worry because your gloves will still give you the grip until there is no latex left.
However playing on poor surfaces, (especially artifical surfaces) and even pulling your socks up with your gloves on, can believe it or not, rapidly wear away your palm. So the key thing is to remember the palm on your glove is very soft, and so be super careful how you use your gloves, as this should prolong your gloves life.
For example, when you are preparing for you game, make sure you put your gloves on last. As daft as this sounds, but pulling up your socks, tying your laces, or taping up your socks while you have your gloves on, can badly damage the soft latex, so it is always best to do the above without your gloves on.
If you bought 10 pairs of the exact same glove, each glove will wear away differently, some faster than others. This is because every time you play or train, it will be different, so it is important to note, what effects the wear and tear of the glove, is YOUR usage NOT the glove, so it very important to follow the advice on this page and watch our free videos on our other page as this will help you look after your gloves properly, and will also educate you when you should wear your best match gloves, and when you should not
So before you purchase any goalkeeper glove, please make sure you understand how to care for your goalkeeper glove correctly.
We hope this helps you!
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