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 their 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.