There are many different types of techniques used to produce the gloves. This mainly affects the fit and where the stitching of the glove is located, which in turn affects the durability of your glove.
This is one of the oldest techniques. Gloves with the 'flat finger' technique are looser than gloves with a different technique. Also, the gloves have a large catching surface.
For years there have been goalkeeper gloves with and without fingersave. Fingersave is a piece of plastic behind all fingers, except the thumb. This finger-save serves as protection against your fingers clapping backwards. Nowadays there are also many models available with finger-save that can be removed from the glove.
Fingersave in goalkeeper gloves significantly reduces the risk of injuries to the fingers. Fingers can hardly fold backwards and bruised or broken fingers are almost never seen. However, the fingersave does restrict your freedom of movement in the glove and can make your fingers "lazy", making them more susceptible to injury when you stop using fingersave.
Where in the early days all goalkeeper gloves had a wide wristband that could be turned once around the wrist, nowadays there are several variants. The most common is still the single wristband, but goalkeeper gloves with double wristband and without wristband are more and more common.
Most goalkeeper gloves are secured by a wristband with Velcro. This wristband ensures that the glove stays securely around your hand and strengthens the wrist. Nowadays there are also gloves with a so-called "double band", this band can be turned around the wrist twice and gives a firmer feeling.
Brands use different types of latex to cover the palm of a goalkeeper's glove, with one type of latex having more grip than another. The only problem is that brands give the different types of latex names that sound as beautiful as they are unclear. In addition, it is not possible on the internet to put on the glove itself, which can make it difficult to get an idea of what you can expect from the grip. That is why we at qeepers have thoroughly tested all gloves. Based on these experiences, we have given the gloves stars. The more stars, the better the grip in dry weather.
Brands use different types of latex to cover the palm of a goalkeeper's glove, with one type of latex having more grip than another. The only problem is that brands give the different types of latex names that sound just as beautiful as they are unclear. Some goalkeeper gloves lose grip when they get wet and others perform best when they get wet. In order to get an idea of what is true for the different goalkeeper gloves, we have extensively tested all gloves. Based on these experiences, we gave the gloves stars. The more stars, the better the grip in wet conditions.
With the advent of artificial grass, the lifetime of goalkeeper gloves has become shorter. The softer the latex (palm) of the glove, the shorter the life span is often in practice. Because it is difficult for you to see how the latex feels on the internet and therefore it is difficult to make an estimation of the life span, we have done this for you. All gloves have been tested by goalkeepers at different levels and have been awarded a number of stars. The scale is, the more stars the longer the goalkeeper gloves maintained their level.
Flat Finger goalkeeper gloves
The flat finger technique, which is used to attach the latex to the glove, is the oldest technique used within goalkeeper gloves. Until a few years ago, there were even only flat finger goalkeeper gloves. the name "flat finger" comes from the fact that the latex is stitched flat to the glove. This technique ensures that there is enough freedom of movement for your fingers and has the largest ball to latex surface.