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Care instructions Goalkeeping Gloves

7 STeps

As highly technological and delicate products, goalkeeper gloves deserve and need special attention. Following some basic rules when choosing, playing, cleaning and storing the gloves will help maximzing their performance and durability.

Learn more about our gloves and how to take care of them in our video below or read through our care instructions step by step

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1. Choose the right gloves for your needs

  • Take the gloves that are made for the type of surface you regularly play on and the weather conditions you will face the most.
  • Select the palm foam that best corresponds to your needs. Even though all Reusch palms are made of high-quality material, they differ in terms of grip, cushioning and durability, depending on the material composition of the foam.
  • Check the additional features of the glove that can help you improving your performance.
  • Decide whether you want finger protection or not, choose your preferred cut and pick the right size.

2. Wash before first use

  • Never forget about this! In order eleiminate any remaining soap necessarily used in the production process, the gloves must be cleaned with warm water before first using them.
  • Only after this procedure the gloves attain their fullest grip properties.

3. Clean after playing

  • Wash the gloves with warm water (around 35º) after playing in order to eliminate dirt that decreases the grip properties of the gloves.
  • Do not use aggressive solvents or harsh cleaners.
  • Wash by hand and not in the washing machine.
  • For a perfectly clean glove, additionally use special glove wash.

4. Dry at room temperature

  • Let the gloves dry at room temperature.
  • Keep away from radiators or other sources of direct heat, which would deteriorate the latex.

5. Store in appropriate location

  • Do not expose gloves to UV radiation like intense sun light or light from fluorescent tubes, as this can impair the grip and durability of the latex layer.
  • Store the gloves in a cool, dark and dry place.
  • Goalie bags are the perfect sotrage items for your gloves.

6. Use until completely worn-out

  • Very soft palm foams can show first signs of usage already after a small period of use.
  • The performance and the grip properties of the glove remain untouched until the palm is totally worn out.

7. Moisten before Playing

  • Rinse Aqua gloves with warm water (preferably between 35 - 40º) one to two hours before using them, in order to activate the Hydrograins™ inside the palm foam.
  • Moisten all types of goalkeeper gloves before playing.
  • Keep the gloves in slightly wet condition during use.