The Hardground Hybrid (flat hand, positive stitching) owes its name to the rubber patch that strengthens the palm and thus extends the glove's life. This makes the glove ideal on artificial grass and hard surfaces.
The soft foam offers reliable grip and excellent cushioning. Soft foam also guarantees maximum ball control and optimal wearing comfort.
The enlarged foam surface thus created provides a better grip on the ball.
The glove has a neoprene insert on the upper side for a perfect and flexible fit, and an elastic insert on the thumb for more freedom of movement.
Velcro closure for a secure fit.
Glove sizing can vary from brand to brand and even within the same brand. Glove sizing can vary depending on the cut and specific fit of the glove. If sizing is a concern please contact us prior to placing your order, especially if you looking to add personalisation as all personalised goods are Non-Returnable.
If you are unsure of size, measure from the top of tallest finger to base of palm in cm or same measurement on gloves that fit well at the moment. Email us with that measurement and the code of the item you are interested in buying, we will then measure and advise best size.
The majority of goalkeeper gloves that we sell use very high quality latex palms and materials, 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 over time. Just Keepers Ltd and the selected brands that supply the products cannot be held accountable for wear to the palms.
Prior to use:
- Rinse the gloves 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 it may be advisable to wash the gloves more than once for maximum performance.
- After use wash the gloves with a recommended glove wash or a mild detergent to remove any dirt from the palms and allow glove to dry naturally.
- Do not allow the gloves to dry in a warm place or in reach of direct sunlight as this could make the latex brittle and damage the latex.
- DO NOT DRY USING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PROCESSES: Radiator, hair dryer, airing cupboard, tumble dryer or direct sunlight.
Most latex palms will begin to show signs of wear within their first use. This is normal and can be down to many factors that may include: many variables of play e.g. (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 the World's best goalkeepers who play on the best surfaces with the best quality footballs, most of whom use the gloves for a maximum of 6-8 games. If this is a concern please choose an alternative flat palm style.
If any of the above is a concern do not buy the gloves. 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 far inferior.
We would always advise using new gloves just for matches and 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 them 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.
IF ANY OF THE ABOVE IS A CONCERN PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE THE GLOVES OR CONTACT US PRIOR TO PURCHASE AND WE CAN HELP YOU FURTHER
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Delivery time is usually within 7 to 10 working days (Please allow up to 30 working days for delivery)
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Please note that international customers outside of the UK may be required by their Country to pay duties & taxes before they receive their package.
The duty and tax charge is calculated by the total value of the Just Keepers sales receipt/invoice.
These rates can vary by country and is out of our control.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE UK WILL NOT PAY UK VAT/TAX WHICH IS 20% ON THEIR ORDER
Please be aware of these potential charges before completing your purchase, as it is not included with your Just Keepers merchandise and shipping charges.
If for some reason any item(s) is not acceptable, you may return it to us provided the item has not been personalised in any way and it is sent back within 30 days of purchase.
Your returned items must be sent back in their original condition & packaging; please ensure you package your return to prevent any damage to the items or boxes.
If you wish to return goods for an exchange or refund please fill in the customer returns form with your return request which will be dealt with when your return is received.