Selsport have produced gloves since 1998, making a name within the goalkeeping community based on two fundamentals: COMFORT and GRIP. As the years have progressed so has the technology which is used for glove construction. Year on Year the biggest advancement is the latex, to cater for different conditions, playing surfaces and styles.
CLEANING YOUR GLOVES
- Moisten your gloves with lukewarm water.
- Add a small amount of Glove Cleaner on the gloves and rub in substantially into the gloves.
- Gently squeeze excess fluid out of the gloves, making sure not to rub palms
- Wash out the glove thoroughly with lukewarm water, do not wring the gloves.
- Press gloves on to a clean dry towel to remove excess water
- Let the gloves air dry (Do not expose to direct sunshine or other sources of strong heat)
- Use no aggressive cleaning agents or brushes
- Do not machine wash
- Wash by hand at 30°c
- Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water, making sure not to wring the gloves
- Press the gloves on to a clean dry towel to remove excess water
- 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
Latex is a very soft, natural product which provides the grip that all goalkeepers need, and as such is subject to wear and abrasion over time. Even with virtually no latex left on the palms the gloves will continue to perform. If your latex starts to show signs of wear, don't panic, this wear is normal, that's just what latex does.
The majority of Goalkeeper gloves that we sell use very high quality latex palms, manufactured to offer the best possible grip in all conditions.
Many gloves especially those with softer latex will show signs of deterioration within minutes of use; this is normal and can be down to many factors. E.g. Goalkeeper age, technique, playing surface, proper glove care, etc. Deterioration is most apparent when the ground is at its hardest (at the start and end of season, and even worse on astro turf palm/3G pitches). This does not represent a sign of a faulty glove or poor latex; this is what is to be expected. The glove will remain sticky and provide suitable grip as intended.
Selsport cannot be held accountable for wear to the palms.
Because each goalkeeper is different there is NO set time period as to how long a glove should last.
As with all soft latex goalkeeper gloves the better you care for them the more life you will get from them. Choosing harder wearing palms may increase durability; however the grip may be inferior.
Most professional goalkeepers replace their gloves after 4-6 games; they play on the best surfaces with the best footballs.
We would always advise using new gloves just for matches only and use an older pair for training/warm up.
ROLL FINGER & NEGATIVE CUT STYLE FOAM PALMS:
Roll finger & negative cuts stitched seams and fingers come under immense pressure during use and Selsport will not offer replacements or refunds for burst seams and damaged foam around the stress areas. Great care should be taken when putting on and removing the gloves, to avoid unnecessary stress on the seams and fingers. Remember remove your hand from the glove; not the glove from your hand!