Well it mainly down to the palm of the glove, each goalkeeping glove has what you called latex on the palm, this is the white foam like material. Now the better the latex, normally, the better the grip!
So if you buy a hard wearing 2mm palmed goalkeeping glove, this will most probably be poor as a match glove, but probably okay for a training glove as this is made for durability, rather than quality and comfort.
With literally hundred of gloves and palms on the market, how do you know what is genuinely the best?
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Well this is difficult, so you are best going with a glove brand that is a specialist brand, what i mean by this, is a company that deals purely in goalkeeping products. The brands that do every type of sports goods and products you are best staying away from as the gloves are just another products to these big hitters, were a company that does purely goalkeeper gear cannot afford this luxury, so needs to put every bit of quality into their Gk Gloves.
So what gloves are best for match situations?
I would say, the super soft palms 4mm. (millimetre)
Try and stay away from the black palmed gloves and also the 5mm palms, as they are too thick and its hard to feel the ball.
Also the price range does not have to be silly, I would personally only pay between £30 and £50 for my gloves... no more. I always have a mini heart attack when my students tell me that they had just paid £70+ for a pair of gloves as there is no need to guys.
I hope this GK tip helps?
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