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 the care instructions. Read through our care instruction step by step.
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 compostion 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. Moisten before laying
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.
4. 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.
5. Dry slowly
Let the gloves dry slowly by air.
Keep away from radiators or other sources of direct heat.
6. 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.
7. 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.