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What is the best fit for goalkeeper gloves?

The fit of a goalkeeper gloves is of great importance for goalkeeper gloves. It provides comfort, it determines how the model feels on your hand and gives you of course the confidence you need to grab all the balls. All goalkeeper gloves produced by all brands worldwide use the same techniques for the most part or are very similar. Some brands give their own brand name to a particular fit, but in the basic it comes down to the same thing. In this article we describe all the different fits that are available and we indicate the advantages and disadvantages of each model including pictures! That way you will soon recognize the perfect type of glove that suits you well.

Negative Cut Goalkeeper Gloves

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Negative cut goalkeeper gloves indicates a fit where the seams with which the goalkeeper glove is stitched together. This ensures that the seams are not visible on the outside of the glove. Another term for negative seam is the English term negative cut. Because the seams are stitched on the inside of the glove, this results in a tight fit around the fingers and hand. Negative seam can be described as a glove that feels like a second skin and for that reason this technique is loved by keepers who love a model that is tightly wrapped around a flexible touch. A special variation on negative seam is the roll-negative variant. In the base, this shape is based on the rollfinger glove, but the seams are stitched on the inside.

Benefits

  • This fit is the most tight fit available on the market.

  • In general, they are flexible models with high wearing comfort.

Disadvantage

  • The catch area of this fit is smaller because less foam is used on the fingers and can be labeled as disadvantageous.

Most suitable for?

Negative seam goalkeeper gloves are perfect for keepers who like direct contact with the ball and also want to have a lot of feeling when catching the ball. This fit is also characterized by a high degree of flexibility.

Hybrid Goalkeeper Gloves

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Hybrid goalkeeper gloves is actually a collective name for goalkeeper gloves in which different (two or more) techniques are combined. So there are many combinations possible for this fit. Some examples of this technique are: roll finger combined with flat hand, roll finger combined with negative seam or flat palm combined with negative seam. A fairly new combination is what we call the roll-hybrid variant. This combination offers the comfort of a rollfinger glove, but there is no foam between the ring and middle fingers so there is no stick seam on the palm of the ring and middle finger. It is tested with many combinations and in the future new combinations will certainly be added.

Benefits

  • A combination of which all the positive qualities of the different fits are combined.

Disadvantage

  • It is always a combination of fits so that you may find the fit less comfortable compared to a model cut from a single technique.

Most suitable for?

Hybrid goalkeeper gloves are suitable for goalkeepers who search for the best of different techniques combined. So many people, so many wishes!

Flat Cut Goalkeeper Gloves

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Flat hand goalkeeper gloves is a fitting that can best be described as one of the oldest techniques within goalkeepers. The very first goalkeeper gloves were cut with this technique. A synonym for this fit is the English definition flat palm. If one specifically looks at the fingers, one could also say that they look somewhat like a box. Some people also call these models box-cut. This fit is often used in combination with fingersave goalkeeper gloves (finger protection). The fit of flat hand models are generally relatively looser compared to other models.

Benefits

  • Seems most like the fit of your own hand.

Disadvantage

  • Is relatively looser in terms of fit compared to other fits.

Most suitable for?

Flat hand goalkeeper gloves are ideal for keepers who love a fit that is not very tight and choose a model that most closely resembles the fit of your own palm.

Rolfinger Goalkeeper Gloves

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Rollfinger goalkeeper gloves is one of the most popular techniques of recent years in Europe. With these gloves, the foam is rolled around the fingers, as it were. Foam has been rolled around every finger. With every movement a keeper makes, it provides the best ball contact, because this shape always has maximum contact with the ball during throwing and catching the ball. The fit is generally tighter than the fit flat hand and it is common that there is some space between the top of the finger and the top of the glove.

Benefits

  • Because the foam is rolled around the fingers, it creates a larger catch area that allows you to catch the ball as a goalkeeper. More foam that hits the ball, so more foam and more grip.

Disadvantage

  • Stick seam between the ring and middle finger that creates an extra vulnerable spot where the goalkeeper glove may wear faster.

Most suitable for?

Rollfinger goalkeeper gloves are best suited for keepers who like a comfortable model with a nice fit, but do not look for a model that fits tightly around the hand.

NRoll Goalkeeper Gloves

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The NRol is the perfect combination of everything that is good on a flat palm and rolving finger … in one. A flat catch surface on the palm ensures a ball feeling. The fingers roll around at the top, which means that there is more latex contact with the ball where it matters, which means more grip. The NRol fit is often renamed at the brands. So you can find this fit under the names, Gecko, Secure, etc …

Benefits

  • Has the most grip by applying the finger to the index finger and little finger, but a slightly looser fit on the ring and middle finger.

Disadvantage

  • Has a bit of the view of a frog’s foot (which is sometimes called gecko).

  • Different fits on one hand sometimes give a strange feeling.

Most suitable for?

You do not like the whole tight feeling of and negative fit, but also not of a full finger finger? Then this fit is something for you.

So many people, so many wishes

Every keeper has his own style. There are, for example, line keepers or footsteps goalkeepers and everyone can find other types of goalkeeper gloves again. This article we started with the question: “What is the best fit for goalkeeper gloves?”

It is impossible to say that one of the previously described fits is the best characteristic. Each individual fit has its advantages and disadvantages. In addition, the best fit depends greatly on the preferences of the keeper himself. Do you like a very tight model like a negative seam or do you prefer a looser fit such as a flat hand. In short, difficult to say and above all a personal choice.

In this article we have looked at the various fits that exist. We used the most general terms used in the market. However, there are several brands that give their own brand name to certain techniques. The general term we have described in this article in combination with the image makes the different fits for you now definitely recognizable!