GOALKEEPER GLOVES CUTS STYLE
A glove cut is the palm style and shape in which the latex is cut to have unique properties for catching the ball. In addition to latex stickiness, the cut is playing a crucial role in the overall quality of a goalie gloves. There are 3 main types of cuts, plus another one who combine one or two from the main cuts and a few others made up by different brand owner just to looks like they innovated something.
Roll finger goalkeeper gloves are identified by there rolled finger construction, the seams on the back of the finger causing them to roll. The sides of the palm are wrapped or rolled around the fingers.. This cut is very popular among the professional goalkeepers as it offers a snug fit and a larger latex contact area with the ball.
Flat palm is considered a traditional cut, as is the oldest style for goalie gloves and it consist on a single piece of flat latex, caught on the backhand with exterior stitching. Flat cut typically fits looser than many other styles with more room for the fingers.
For negative cut seam is on the inside of the glove. The palm is made with one piece of latex with gussets between the palm and the backhand. The negative provides the most snug fit, and is ideal for female goalkeepers and goalkeepers with slimmer hands.
Hybrid cuts are a combination of cuts in the same glove. It may be a combination of some negative cut fingers and some rolled/flat fingers.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR GLOVES
Before using your new gloves for the first time wash them and dry naturally.
After every use, ensure you wash it and leave to dry naturally. Use warm water at maximum 86 degrees F and don’t use a washing machine, soap or detergent.
Wash gently with your hands or a soft sponge, do not use any abrasive material
Before leaving the gloves to dry naturally, get all the excess water out with a towel.
Hang the gloves individually and let them dry.
Do not dry in direct sunlight, in front of any heater, in front of a fire, in a tumble dryer, using an iron or a hair dryer. Do not squeeze.
Don’t forget to store your gloves with the palm apart.
Your goalkeeper gloves should always be slightly moistened to increase grip and durability. During the game you can splash the gloves with a little water.
GOALKEEPER GLOVES SIZE CHART
Generally, Lupos goalkeeper gloves has the same sizing/dimensions like any other goalie brand. For finding your palm length, please measure from the base of the palm to the tip of the middle finger. You should not slip and have no more than 0,5-1cm at the fingertips.