The majority of goalkeeper gloves that we sell use very high quality latex palms, sourced and manufactured to offer the best possible grip in all conditions.
Latex is a very soft, natural product and as such is subject to wear and abrasion. Just Keepers Ltd and the selected brands that supply the products cannot be held accountable for wear to the palms.
Most latex palms will begin to show signs of wear within their first use.
This is normal and can be down to many factors such as: the age of goalkeeper, their technique, the playing surface, how the gloves were prepared, were the care instructions followed.
As with all soft latex goalkeeper gloves the better you care for them the more life you will get from them.
Wear to the foams usually happens when the gloves come into contact with the ground, but they can also wear from something as simple as pulling your socks up, even when putting your gloves on as most gloves use a course Velcro closure which can be prone to wearing the latex.
If your latex starts to show signs of wear, don't worry! Glove wear is normal, that's just what latex does, latex is a soft natural product which is made to provide the grip that all goalkeepers need and want!
Please note that all goalkeeper gloves will offer grip and continue to perform until there is virtually no latex left on the palms.
Deterioration will be particularly apparent during early and end of season use when the grounds are at their hardest. Do try to avoid glove contact with the ground if at all possible!
Young and inexperienced goalkeepers may also notice fast deterioration of the foam; this will become less apparent when the individual technique improves.
The majority of gloves we sell are worn by professional goalkeepers who play on the best surfaces with the best quality footballs, most of whom use the gloves for a maximum of 4 - 6 games before replacing.
If this is a concern please choose harder wearing palms (Not Soft Latex), which may offer better durability, however please be aware that the grip will be much inferior.
We would always advise using new gloves just for matches only and use an older pair for training/warm up.
The colouring on the majority of goalkeeper gloves will fade and wear during play, this can and does happen and this will not affect the performance of the product in any way.
Goalkeeper gloves are made and designed for use on soft natural surfaces like grass, unless specified in the product description (e.g. specialist 3G /astro turf palm)
Please note that when using goalkeeper gloves on an artificial surface such as 3G or astro turf - you will be placing a higher level of stress on the gloves and wear will be more apparent than on grass.
ROLL FINGER & NEGATIVE CUT STYLE FOAM PALMS:
With both of the above glove cuts being very popular and sought after styles we must warn you that the stitched seams and fingers do come under immense stress during the course of training and match-play and Just Keepers Ltd will not offer replacements or refunds for burst seams and damaged foam around the stress areas. Gloves featuring a “Negative Cut” palm will show wear on the fingertips and thumbs quicker than others, this is due to the way the gloves are stitched. This type of cut provides a much tighter and more natural feel on your fingers, but as a result comes under more stress.
Great care should be taken when putting the gloves on and taking them off, especially roll finger styles, try and remove your hand from the gloves and not the gloves from the hand, try to put as little stress as possible on the seams, fingers and thumbs when taking your hand from your gloves.REMEMBER YOUR GLOVES ARE DELICATE AND MUST BE HANDLED WITH GREAT CARE!
- Use no aggressive cleaning agents or brushes
- Do not machine wash
- Wash by hand at 30°c
- Do not tumble dry
- Do not expose to direct sunshine or other sources of strong heat (e.g. radiators) as this can reduce the life of the product
CLEANING YOUR GLOVES:
- Moisture your gloves with lukewarm water
- Add a small amount of Glove Cleaner on the gloves and rub in substantially into the gloves
- Wash out the glove thoroughly with lukewarm water
- Let the gloves air dry (Do not expose to direct sunshine or other sources of strong heat)
IF ANY OF THE ABOVE IS A CONCERN, PLEASE DO NOT BUY THE GLOVES.