Goalkeeper Glove Care
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Before using your new gloves for the first time pre-wash them and dry naturally in accordance with the instructions below. This will ensure you get the maximum grip when in use.
Pre-wash in lukewarm water before first use. For optimum grip give at least two rinses before use the gloves in matches to eliminate any chemicals remains used in the production process.
To get the most from your goalkeeper gloves clean them immediately after each use, dirt decreases the grip of latex palms.
Clean your gloves with lukewarm water and do not use a washing machine. Simply wash them by hand and do not use any form of scourer or brush. Add a small amount of glove cleaner on the gloves and rub in substantially into the gloves with your hands. Allow them to dry naturally and do not expose your gloves to heat sources. We highly recommend that you dry your gloves naturally, avoid drying your gloves on a radiator, in front of a fireplace, in a tumble dryer, using a hair dryer or any heat source. Avoid drying your gloves under intense sunlight at all times.
During use damp the palms of the gloves with water in order to get the best possible grip and durability from the latex palm. Palms for soft ground need to be used moistened at all times.
Remember: ensure you wash your gloves immediately after use and leave them to dry naturally. Leaving latex to dry out will make it brittle, affecting durability and grip. Take care of your goalkeeper gloves, they are a delicate product. Wash them as soon as you can.
Gloves are made with soft and natural latex. The latex is naturally subject to abrasion after a few uses. If your latex starts to show signs of wear, don't panic. Gloves will continue to offer grip until the foam has almost worn through. You can use them until there is no latex left on the palm, glove wear is normal due to its natural properties. The more grip a glove offers less is its durability.
Try not to use your palms when picking up yourself from the ground, especially on hard ground. Use your fist if possible to minimise wear during training sessions. Remember, try to avoid glove contact with the ground if possible. Inexperienced goalkeepers may notice a faster deterioration of the palm. We advise using new gloves just for matches and an old pair for training and warm up.
Choose the right palm for your requirements. If you play on artificial grounds, your best option is our AP latex. If you play in wet conditions, XW or AW are the best choices. For more information, check our latex guide and choose the right latex for your goalkeeper gloves. Please note that if using a goalkeeper glove on an artificial surface such as 3G or astroturf you will be placing a higher level of stress on the latex, therefore it will wear much quicker. This will become less apparent when individual technique improves.
Do not leave the palms touching each other when stored away. Store them separately with individual polybags or insert a plastic film between them. Gloves must be kept in a cool and dry environment otherwise mold and bacterias will damage your gloves.
Take extra care when putting the gloves on and taking them off, especially rollfinger and negative cuts. Gloves are delicate, be careful with your working tool. Arcitor only uses high-quality latex to provide the best possible grip in all conditions. The majority of gloves we produce are for goalkeepers who play on the best surfaces with the best quality footballs. The better you care for them the more life you will get.
Any latex can begin to show forms of wear from the first use with many variables at play (diving technique, playing surface, how they were prepared, quality of the footballs).
Professional palms and backhands are extremely soft. Because of the softness and grip, the palms of most gloves are subject to wear. Therefore we cannot be responsible for abrasion that results from normal wear or damage caused by general use. The colouring on the majority of goalkeeper gloves will fade and wear during play, this will not affect the performance of the product in any way.
We must warn you that the stitched seams and fingers do come under immense stress during the course of training and matches with rollfinger cut gloves. Negative cut gloves will show wear on the fingers and thumbs quicker than others. This type of cut provides a much tighter and more natural feel on your fingers but, as a result, comes under more stress. Arcitor will not offer replacements or refunds for burst seams and damaged foam around the stress areas. If this is a concern please choose an alternative flat or hybrid palm