T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves review

T1TAN Alien Electro Goalkeeper Glove Review

T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves reviewThe T1TAN Alien Electro is an innovative, unique goalkeeper glove intended for game use. It features professional level materials such as Gecko Grip latex, a neoprene body, a latex abrasion zone, and more for an affordable price of around $70 USD. We put them through their paces to find out how they hold up in goal.

Tech Specs

T1TAN’s Alien Electro goalkeeper gloves feature 4mm of Gecko Grip latex on a negative cut with latex gussets (the material in between the fingers). The thumbs are double wrapped with latex, meaning latex wraps over the top and under the bottom of both thumbs for greater ball control. On the lower palm, a latex abrasion zone made of tough latex protects the soft palm from abrasion and makes it easier to put on the gloves.T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves reviewThe glove’s body is made of neoprene and is completely exposed on the backhand. Over the knuckles, you can find a lightweight, silicone punching zone that gives you extra grip when punching the ball away. T1TAN went with silicone that was transparent so you can still see the unique design of the glove through the punching pad. Talk about attention to detail!T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves reviewFor the closure, a shortened elastic wrist strap allows you to adjust the fit of your gloves while an extended length neoprene cuff and latex tab make it easier to slide your hands into the gloves. This elastic wrist strap is not what you’re probably used to seeing, though; it only wraps around the wrist once, but it’s still plenty stretchy and decently adjustable.

The T1TAN Alien Electro goalkeeper gloves are available in sizes 6-11 for approximately $70 USD or £54.99/59,99 € here.T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves review

The Verdict

After several weeks of testing T1TAN’s Alien Electro goalkeeper gloves, I must say I am very impressed with them. For the remainder of this review, I’d like you to keep in mind that these gloves cost just $70 USD (not $100+ like the big brands charge). For a game glove with the amount of professional materials and the amazing construction that it has, this glove truly is a bang for your buck. I know $70 is not exactly “cheap,” but in comparison to the Adidas Predator Pros (which are extremely similar to these gloves and cost $50 more), they are quite affordable for the value they provide.T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves reviewT1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves reviewIn terms of the grip and durability, the 4mm of Gecko Grip latex performs very well. I found it to be extremely similar to contact latex, a professional level latex found on many top tier gloves from adidas, Nike, and Puma. The grip is incredible; you always feel like you a have a secure hold on the ball when making a save. This latex is quite durable, too. I haven’t noticed any noticeable rips yet (I’ve only worn these in games on natural grass) and the latex abrasion zone protects the most rip-prone area of the latex palms, the lower part of it, so that’s a plus. It’s impressive to find a feature like that on a $70 glove (it’s not rare as several other independent glove brands include it, but it’s still an awesome touch, and this one is actually more intricate than the others).T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves reviewOnce you peel the protective plastic off of the palms, it’s best to pre-wash the gloves to wash off any chemicals put in the latex for storing and shipping the gloves; this will help improve the grip and the life of the latex palms. You should also wash the gloves in lukewarm water after every game to get the dirt off and prolong the life of the latex.T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves reviewIn terms of the cut, the negative cut fits very snug on your fingers. It’s not too tight or uncomfortable, though. I noticed that the fingers are a bit longer in length on this glove than on the Blue Beast glove; I’m not sure why, but it’s not very noticeable during play (it’s only noticeable when putting them on). The latex gussets and double wrapped latex thumbs are a nice touch as they increase latex-to-ball contact. Those are two more subtle yet important features that make this glove even more of a bargain than it already is.T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves reviewAs for closure, the elastic wrist strap is shorter than what you’d normally expect, but it’s still very stretchy and allows you to adjust your fit (if you like wrapping it loose, though, that’s not really possible since the shortened strap must meet both points of velcro to be considered as “wrapped around,” and the loosest fit achievable, where the strap meets both velcro points, is quite snug, albeit comfortable). The extended length neoprene cuff, essentially an extension of the neoprene glove body, fits very comfortably on my wrist and paired with the helpful latex tab stitched onto the end of the cuff, makes getting the gloves on very easy. These gloves are easy to put on and take off, although not as easy to put on as the Blue Beast gloves since the neoprene isn’t as stretchy as the Mechano material found on the Blue Beast gloves.T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves reviewThe backhand and glove body material, neoprene, offers a very snug, comfortable feel on hand. There’s a lot to love about this glove, but the neoprene glove body takes the cake for me; it’s lightweight, flexible, and extremely comfortable on hand. The silicone punching zone is a nice touch as it allows you to punch the ball away with extra grip; this is the grippiest silicone I’ve ever come across on a goalkeeper glove—it feels squishy and sticky, almost like gel.T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves reviewIn terms of the fit, the Alien Electro offers a close to the hand, second skin fit. The fit is snug but not overwhelmingly so, so as long as you don’t have very thick hands, these should fit you well (just note that neoprene is not very stretchy). These gloves fit extremely similar to the adidas Predator Pro gloves that cost a whopping $120 USD.

After recently reviewing T1TAN’s Blue Beast glove and now the Alien Electro, it’s clear to me that T1TAN is pioneering a new generation of goalkeeper gloves. They are far from “traditional” goalkeeper gloves with simple designs and full latex backhands that have flooded the market for years. These gloves are a breath of fresh air for young and old goalkeepers alike; I highly recommend checking them out if you’re in the market for a new pair!T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves review

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T1TAN Blue Beast professional affordable soccer goalkeeper gloves review

T1TAN Blue Beast Goalkeeper Glove Review

T1TAN Blue Beast professional affordable soccer goalkeeper gloves reviewA new game glove from popular German goalkeeping brand T1TAN, the Blue Beast is equipped with professional level materials and offers a snug, second-skin fit. We put them to the test to see how they perform and if they’re worth the $70 price tag. 

Tech Specs

T1TAN’s Blue Beast goalkeeper gloves are intended for game use due to the professional level materials they’re made of. They feature 4mm of Gecko Grip latex on a negative cut with wrapped fingertips for unprecedented ball control. They also feature latex wrapped thumbs for increased latex-to-ball contact.IMG_4841On the backhand, their new punching zone is made of ultra-light silicone and the body of the glove is made of Mechano material for a lightweight and comfortable feel. An elastic double wrap wrist strap allows you to customize the fit of your gloves while an extended length elastic cuff and latex tab make it easier to slide your hands into the gloves.

The T1TAN Blue Beast goalkeeper gloves are available in sizes 6-12 for approximately $70 USD or £54.99/59,99 € here.IMG_4850

The Verdict

T1TAN’s Blue Beast goalkeeper gloves offer a close to the hand, second skin fit. They fit extremely similar to the popular adidas Predator Pro gloves that have been on the market for over a year now. They feel solidly built but also very flexible, lightweight, and comfortable to wear. The fit is snug but not overwhelmingly so, so as long as you don’t have very thick hands, these should fit you well.IMG_4862The negative cut with wrapped fingertips fits very snug on your fingers. It’s not too tight or uncomfortable, though; I enjoy the fit of this negative cut. The only thing I don’t like is the extra room in the pinky fingers; there is excess space at the top and on the outer side of the pinky fingers. All of my other fingers filled out the glove’s fingers well except for the pinky. Also, I wasn’t a fan of how short the glove’s fingers are; the glove’s finger crotches, or the base of the glove’s fingers, are higher up than where my actual finger crotches are. I found this to be weird since my fingers aren’t abnormally long for my glove size; I’d actually consider them to be on the shorter side, yet I still found excess space in between the base of my actual fingers and the base of the glove’s fingers. This isn’t a huge deal, but it’s a bit noticeable when you’re wearing the gloves.IMG_4860During testing, I found the 4mm of Gecko Grip latex to have a very impressive grip. It performs very similarly to contact latex, a well-known latex found on many professional level goalkeeper gloves from Nike, adidas, and Puma. For a glove costing around $70, that’s a very impressive latex to have; the big brands charge almost double that for their gloves with contact latex. Not to mention, the latex abrasion zone is a nice added feature as it makes the most commonly ripped part of the palms more durable so it’s less likely to rip. T1TAN is all about offering professional quality goalkeeper gloves for affordable prices, and that’s definitely holding true with their Blue Beast model.IMG_4866Once you peel the protective plastic off of the palms, it’s best to pre-wash the gloves to wash off any chemicals put in the latex for storing and shipping the gloves; this will help improve the grip and the life of the latex palms. I’ve tested the Blue Beasts in many games and I noticed that the Gecko Grip latex has held up very well; there are no noticeable rips or signs of deterioration anywhere. I only recommend these gloves for games considering the incredible grip they have; it wouldn’t make sense to use a professional level latex in training (unless you’re a professional player, of course).IMG_4847As for closure, the elastic double wrap wrist strap is very stretchy and allows you to choose how tight you want your fit. The extended length elastic cuff fits very comfortably on my wrist and paired with the helpful latex tab stitched onto the end of the cuff, makes getting the gloves on very easy. These gloves are really easy to put on and take off.IMG_4856The backhand material, Mechano fabric, provides a very comfortable feel on hand. The material is thin and lightweight and has a bit of padding underneath it for backhand cushioning. The silicone punching zone is a nice touch as it allows you to punch the ball away with power without feeling the effects of doing so. In crafting this glove, T1TAN included everything a goalkeeper glove could need without adding unnecessary items, resulting in a simple, effective goalkeeper glove.IMG_4870If you’re after a goalkeeper glove with a second skin fit, an impressive grip, and a relatively affordable price tag (many other independent goalkeeping brands offer extremely similar gloves for similar prices, although compared to adidas’ Predator Pro gloves, these are nearly the same and $50 cheaper), the T1TAN Blue Beast goalkeeper glove is the glove for you. If you’re interested in purchasing a pair, click here.IMG_4831

Aviata Sports Stretta Solar Burst Maestro V7 Soccer Goalkeeper Gloves Review

Aviata Stretta Solar Burst Maestro V7 Goalkeeper Glove Review

Aviata Sports Stretta Solar Burst Maestro V7 Soccer Goalkeeper Gloves ReviewA good-looking, snug-fitting match glove, Aviata presents quite possibly their best goalkeeper glove yet. With an abundance of features such as Contact latex, a rubber punch pad, and, quite frankly, an entire glove that fits and acts like a sleeve, the Solar Burst Maestro V7 could be an excellent contender for your next pair of game gloves. Keep reading to find out if they’re the gloves for you.Aviata Sports Stretta Solar Burst Maestro V7 Soccer Goalkeeper Gloves Review

Tech Specs

The Stretta Solar Burst Maestro V7 is equipped with 4mm of professional level German Contact latex, dubbed “Magnetik Contact Pro” latex by Aviata Sports. Along with that comes 4mm of backing foam for shock absorption. The hybrid cut sees a mixture between a negative cut for the two middle fingers and a half negative/half roll finger cut for the two outside fingers. The gussets in between are made of latex. By combining two different cuts, you can achieve the best of both worlds; a snug fit and maximum latex-to-ball contact. What goalkeeper wouldn’t want that? You can also find latex rolled over and under the thumb and on the side of the glove for greater ball control and even more latex-to-ball contact. Aviata Sports Stretta Solar Burst Maestro V7 Soccer Goalkeeper Gloves ReviewvThe body of the glove is comprised of what Aviata calls “pro-flow ultra mesh,” which is really just breathable mesh. Similar to the previous Aviata glove we reviewed (you can read that review here), this glove doesn’t feature a legitimate wristband. Instead, the entire glove is one piece, essentially acting as a sleeve, allowing you to get the gloves on and off easier. Aviata calls this area the “Pro Long Cuff” since it more so resembles a cuff, or the end of a sleeve, rather than a wristband. The backhand is completely bare expect for the latex over the fingers and the rubber punch pad over the knuckles.Aviata Sports Stretta Solar Burst Maestro V7 Soccer Goalkeeper Gloves ReviewThe wrist strap, titled “SideWinder Cross Wrap Stretch Strap System,” sits higher up on the hand than usual, which is only possible because the glove is just the mesh body or “sleeve.” To wrap the wrist strap, you grab it from the outside, bring it towards you, and wrap it around your wrist twice. The first wrap around starts off at a downward angle; you have to make sure that the strap is at an even angle with the black Aviata design on the backhand so you don’t end up wrapping the strap over the latex palm. At the end of the wrist strap, a small but functional rubber pull tab prevents the latex fingertips from touching the velcro on the wrist strap, something that can result in ripping of the delicate latex.

Lastly, let’s talk protection. This glove features five removable fingersaves which can be removed through the zipper entry on the lower backhand. You can take all of them out or just some of them out if you wish; each fingersave is independent of one another.Aviata Sports Stretta Solar Burst Maestro V7 Soccer Goalkeeper Gloves Review

The Verdict

Now that we got the tech specs out of the way, let’s get into the fit and performance. 

The Stretta Solar Burst Maestro V7 is a snug fitting glove, more so when the fingersaves are in. When they’re out, the fit isn’t as snug, and I noticed there’s a little bit of wiggle room in the fingers. Either way, the fit in both the fingers and the glove in general is super comfortable. The hybrid cut between negative and roll finger is one of my favorite cuts because of the comfort and abundance of latex it provides. Featuring an improved design, the double latex wrapped thumb fits more snug and has less excess space than it did on previous Aviata gloves. Aviata achieved this by keeping the thumb normal as if it didn’t have latex wrapping underneath it, and instead stitching on a piece of the palm latex just on the outside of the thumb. This allows the thumb to fit more snug, something I noticed immediately and was very glad to see.Aviata Sports Stretta Solar Burst Maestro V7 Soccer Goalkeeper Gloves ReviewThe 4mm of backing foam (the foam directly behind the latex palm) does a great job of absorbing the shock and impact of hard shots. The Contact latex, which is a professional level latex that should be used for games, holds onto shots with ease after a pre-wash. A pre-wash is necessary for all goalkeeper gloves in order to get the storing and shipping chemicals washed off of the latex palms; in turn, this improves the grip. Like with all Aviata gloves that feature Contact latex, I felt very confident making saves in these gloves.Aviata Sports Stretta Solar Burst Maestro V7 Soccer Goalkeeper Gloves ReviewA common theme with Aviata’s latest glove collection, this glove is essentially a sleeve that you slide on to wear. This design seems to have grown in popularity over the last few months with tons of goalkeeping brands implementing it on their own gloves, and while I haven’t tried every other brand’s implementation yet, I can say that Aviata has done it masterfully. It’s comfortable, functional, and lightweight, more so than the traditional wristband stitched onto the glove body, making you wonder why no one created this design sooner. After wearing these, I find it hard to want to go back to the traditional glove construction.

Aviata’s sleeve design, besides being extremely lightweight and comfy, also makes for more possibilities in the closure and structure department. On the inside of the glove, a soft, plush lining extends from the fingertips to the end of the cuff with no interruptions. Having that extra cushioning, especially hugging around your wrist, makes the gloves extra comfortable and enjoyable to wear. Again, this is another reason why you might think twice before putting on an “old” style glove again.Aviata Sports Stretta Solar Burst Maestro V7 Soccer Goalkeeper Gloves ReviewIn terms of closure, the elastic wrist strap is placed higher up on the side of the glove to not only look unique and different, but, more importantly, to provide more support. When the strap is correctly wrapped around your wrist, it covers more of the backhand than the typical wrist strap set up does, therefore offering more support in the wrist area. When goalkeeping brands try too hard to make their gloves look “cool,” they often aren’t very practical in their design; that’s not the case with Aviata, though. They’ve mastered the ability for a glove to not only look unique and innovative, but to be functional in its design, too.Aviata Sports Stretta Solar Burst Maestro V7 Soccer Goalkeeper Gloves ReviewOne last thing I’d like to touch on is the brand new fingersave pouch. I find it frustrating when goalkeeper gloves are equipped with velcro entry to remove the fingersaves because it often requires much more effort to open it up than is needed, and the entry is often too small to fit your fingers in anyway. Zippers are never a problem, so that’s why I’m glad Aviata included a zipper entry for the removable fingersaves on their new line of gloves. It’s integrated so well into the glove body that you hardly even notice it’s there. Not to mention, when you’re wearing the gloves, it’s completely covered up leaving you with just the bold, bright design that this glove boasts.Aviata Sports Stretta Solar Burst Maestro V7 Soccer Goalkeeper Gloves ReviewThere are tons of new and unique goalkeeper gloves currently on the market, but Aviata continues to innovate and improve with every new glove model they put out; the Stretta Solar Burst Maestro V7 is no exception. How much does a glove like this cost? Eighty dollars. Is it worth it? Considering the incredible grip, comfort, fit, innovation, and design, most definitely; Aviata have yet again hit the nail on the head with providing professional quality goalkeeper gloves for affordable prices. Get 15% off your pair (or 15% off anything on aviatasports.com and soxprousa.com) when you use our code TSR15. You can purchase these gloves here.

Got questions? Leave it in the comments below and we’ll get back to you!IMG_3610

Keepher Soccer Female Soccer Goalkeeper Gloves

Did You Know That Female Goalkeeper Gloves Exist?

Keepher Soccer Female Soccer Goalkeeper GlovesNews flash: the female hand is not built like the male hand. In fact, it’s different in four distinct ways: the female hand is more narrow, has a shorter pinky finger, has a longer thumb, and has closer-in-length pointer and ring fingers. To ensure that females get the best fit out of their goalkeeper gloves, Keepher Soccer makes female-specific gloves so women no longer have to wear gloves designed for men. Let’s take a look at the different models the brand currently has on offer.Keepher Soccer Female Soccer Goalkeeper Gloves

1. Adira Pro Match Glove

Their most recent glove model, the Adira Pro (in Hebrew, Adira means a female who is great, mighty, and powerful) features a neoprene construction for a comfortable and flexible fit on hand. A negative cut ensures a snug fit in the fingers while 3.5mm of Giga Grip palm latex allows you to hold onto every shot with ease while not sacrificing on durability. A double wrap wrist strap provides security and support in the wrist area. They’re available to purchase here.

Keepher Soccer Female Soccer Goalkeeper Gloves

2. Nemow Pro Match Glove

One of the brand’s most popular glove models, the Nemow Pro is equipped with professional level Contact latex so you can grab onto every ball safely and securely. A hybrid cut between flat and roll finger gives you a comfortable fit in the fingers while five removable fingersaves ensure your fingers don’t hyperextend during play. A double wrap wrist strap allows you to achieve a tight and secure fit in the wrist area while the air mesh body and soft latex backhand enhances breathability and comfort of the gloves. They’re available to purchase here.

3. Hera Match Glove

Women were not allowed to participate in the first Olympics; therefore, the Hereaen games were created and dedicated to the goddess Hera. This glove is dedicated to all female goalkeepers who choose to play such a demanding position. It features 3.5mm of turf/hard ground latex, a latex that’s extra durable for competing and training on turf or hard ground. The Hera also features a negative cut, a double wrap wrist strap, a neoprene wristband, and five removable fingersaves. They’re available to purchase here.

4. Duenna Match Glove

The Duenna match glove is a tribute to all women that choose to protect the net for their team. It’s equipped with a snug-fitting negative cut, 3.5mm of Giga Grip latex (the latex is pink on one palm and yellow on the other), and a double wrap wrist strap for a secure fit. It also features five removable fingersaves to prevent hyperextension of the fingers. They’re available to purchase here.Keepher Soccer Female Soccer Goalkeeper Gloves

5. APD Match Glove

Designed for the everyday goalkeeper who trains hard, plays hard, and rests hard, the APD glove comes equipped with a snug negative cut, a double wrap wrist strap, a comfy neoprene wristband, and five removable fingersaves. This glove also features 4mm of Giga Grip latex, a grippy yet durable latex that performs well in all weather conditions. They’re available to purchase here.

6. Cynisca Match Glove (Purple)

Cynisca was a Spartan princess warrior, so this glove allows you to battle and be graceful at the same time. Featuring a roll finger cut and 4mm of Giga Grip latex, the Cynisca offers a secure fit in the palm and a great grip in all weather conditions. This glove is also equipped with a double wrap wrist strap, a neoprene wristband, and five removable fingersaves. They’re available to purchase here.

Keepher Soccer Female Soccer Goalkeeper Gloves

7. Cynisca Match Glove (Blue)

Last but not least, the Cynisca blue features the same visual design as the Cynisca purple, but in different colors. Where the Cynisca purple is decked out in purple and black, the Cynisca blue is decked out in blue and pink. It’s equipped with a snug negative cut, 4mm of Giga Grip latex, a double wrap wrist strap, a neoprene wristband, and five removable fingersaves. They’re available to purchase here.

Are you a female goalkeeper? Are you annoyed with having to wear gloves designed for males? The team at The Soccer Reviews highly recommends checking out Keepher Soccer; we’ve had female testers try out their goalkeeper gloves and they’ve had nothing but great things to say about them. You can read our Nemow Pro review here and you can check out Keepher’s YouTube channel here.

How to Take Care of Goalkeeper Gloves

Have you ever wondered if it’s safe to throw your goalkeeper gloves in the washing machine and dryer? Or if it’s safe to clean them with dish soap? Or how you can make them last longer? We answered all of these questions and more in our latest episode of The Soccer Reviews podcast.

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aviata sports stretta oro maestro v7 goalkeeper gloves for games contact latex professional level elite affordable goalie gk

Aviata Stretta Oro Maestro V7 Goalkeeper Glove Review

aviata sports stretta oro maestro v7 goalkeeper gloves for games contact latex professional level elite affordable goalie gkPushing the boundaries of what’s possible in creating new goalkeeper gloves, Aviata Sports have dropped their latest Stretta Maestro collection featuring a unique SideWinder cross wrap wrist strap, a pro-flow ultra mesh body, an ergo-flex punch pad, and a pro long cuff for a second skin fit. The Stretta Oro Maestro V7 sits atop the collection with a professional level Contact latex palm for an outstanding grip in all weather conditions. We put them to the test to see if they’re really worth boasting about.aviata sports stretta oro maestro v7 goalkeeper gloves for games contact latex professional level elite affordable goalie gk

Tech Specs

On the palm, the Stretta Oro Maestro V7 features 4mm of German Contact latex. This latex has a professional level grip and is found on many of the top level adidas, Nike, Puma, Reusch, and Uhlsport goalkeeper gloves, such as the adidas ACE Trans Pro and the Uhlsport Supergrip. Gloves that have Contact latex typically cost upwards of $100, so you can definitely consider these Aviata gloves a bargain. 

The cut is negative style, meaning the seams and stitches are on the inside of the fingers as opposed to being on the outside. Due to this, the negative cut fits much more snug than the flat and roll finger cuts; in fact, it’s one of the tightest cuts you can get on a goalkeeper glove. The area in between the fingers, or what we call “gussets,” is made of a breathable mesh material for proper ventilation of the gloves. For increased latex-to-ball contact, the latex thumb is double wrapped, meaning palm latex rolls over the top and bottom of the thumb. The side of the glove is also latex wrapped, but barely; it’s just a small triangle of palm latex wrapping over to the backhand.aviata sports stretta oro maestro v7 goalkeeper gloves for games contact latex professional level elite affordable goalie gkThe body of the glove is solely made of a soft mesh for breathability and comfort. This gives you a close to the hand feel with no excess materials such as backhand latex, a material found on many of Aviata’s previous gloves such as the Stretta Magnetik V6 and Stretta Snow Digital Camo. Instead, you just have a mesh body, an ergo-flex rubber punch pad over the knuckles, and synthetic latex over the fingers to provide structure and protection. This is a very simple, lightweight glove with the bare bone necessities.

Without a doubt, the closure (how you get the gloves on and secure them) is what makes this glove so unique. The new SideWinder cross wrap wrist strap wraps around the mesh wrist area in a unique fashion. It sits higher up on the hand than usual, which is only possible because the glove is just the mesh body. To wrap the wrist strap, you grab it from the outside, bring it towards you, and wrap it around your wrist twice. The first wrap around starts off at a downward angle. You want to make sure that the strap is at an even angle with the gold Aviata design on the backhand so you don’t end up wrapping the strap on top of the latex palm. At the end of the wrist strap, a small but functional rubber pull tab prevents the latex fingertips from touching the velcro on the wrist strap, something that can result in ripping of the delicate latex. The Aviata Stretta Oro Maestro V7 goalkeeper gloves are available to purchase here.aviata sports stretta oro maestro v7 goalkeeper gloves for games contact latex professional level elite affordable goalie gk

The Verdict

In all weather conditions, the German Contact latex gets an incredible grip on the ball. Whether you’re making a high pressure breakaway save or jumping up to catch a cross, you feel confident in the grip’s ability to hold onto the ball safely. Before every match or practice, make sure you dampen the latex palms with water to “activate” the latex and achieve the best grip possible. Also, before you wear the gloves for the first time, make sure you pre-wash them to remove the chemicals that preserve the latex during storing and shipping. These glove care activities should be done with all types of latexes, but especially with professional level latexes such as Contact latex. aviata sports stretta oro maestro v7 goalkeeper gloves for games contact latex professional level elite affordable goalie gkIn terms of durability, the Contact latex holds up pretty well. However, as a rule of thumb, the better the grip, the softer the latex, and therefore, the worse the durability. Playing on artificial grass will only expedite this deterioration since turf is harsher on latex palms than natural grass is, so take your playing surface into account before you opt for a professional level latex. Also, since this is a professional latex, durability is not the greatest concern; if you’re looking for a latex with better durability, look into Giga Grip or Super Soft latex. Because of the 4mm of backing foam (the foam directly underneath the latex palm), you don’t feel the sting or pressure of hard shots; this glove does a great job of dispersing shock and impact force.aviata sports stretta oro maestro v7 goalkeeper gloves for games contact latex professional level elite affordable goalie gkThe Stretta Oro Maestro V7 features a negative cut which is both good and bad for a few different reasons. It’s good if you like a tight, finger hugging fit or have slimmer hands, but it’s bad if you care about durability. With the seams on the inside of the fingers, the tightness of the negative cut means the latex rips and tears much quicker than it does on other cuts. This deterioration is most commonly found at the fingertips but also at the bottom of the fingers, too. Therefore, think about what surface you play on, how much you care about durability, and what kind of fit you’d like to achieve to decide whether the negative cut is right for you. aviata sports stretta oro maestro v7 goalkeeper gloves for games contact latex professional level elite affordable goalie gkOne of the reasons I thoroughly enjoy wearing the Stretta Oro Maestro V7 is because of how comfortable and lightweight the glove body feels on hand. Constructed of a plush mesh, there are no gimmicks or extra materials to weigh down the glove; you have a soft mesh body, a rubber punch pad over the knuckles, and synthetic latex over the fingers. That’s it. All of these materials feel lightweight, flexible, and serve their own distinct purpose. Aviata ditched whatever they felt the gloves didn’t need and just kept the necessities. The mesh that makes up the glove body feels far from harsh or what you’d normally think of when you think of mesh; it’s honestly one of the softest materials I’ve seen on a goalkeeper glove. It feels extremely high quality, plush, and soft to the touch, and has just the right amount of soft padding underneath it for a truly comfortable feel. From the moment you slip your hands into the gloves, you won’t want to take them off. They fit, quite literally, like a pair of gloves. Extremely comfortable ones at that. aviata sports stretta oro maestro v7 goalkeeper gloves for games contact latex professional level elite affordable goalie gkThe closure on this glove is different than the closure found on the majority of goalkeeper gloves currently on the market. Instead of an elastic or neoprene wristband (usually measuring 7, 8, or 9 cm wide), the Stretta Oro Maestro V7 has what Aviata calls a “pro long cuff,” which is basically just an extension of the soft mesh body. There is no separate wristband piece; the whole glove is essentially just one piece (the mesh body) extending from the tip of your fingers to the middle of your forearm, with materials (rubber punch pad, synthetic latex, wrist strap) stitched onto it. Because of this, the glove feels lightweight and minimal in its design. The elastic wrist strap is placed higher up on the side of the glove to not only look unique and different, but, more importantly, to provide more support. When the strap is correctly wrapped around your wrist (the first wrap around starts off at a downward angle), it covers more of the backhand than the typical wrist strap set up does, therefore offering more support in the wrist area. When goalkeeper glove companies try too hard to make their gloves look “cool,” they often aren’t very functional or practical in their design; that’s not the case with Aviata, though. They’ve mastered the ability for a glove to not only look innovative and unique, but to be functional in its design, too.aviata sports stretta oro maestro v7 goalkeeper gloves for games contact latex professional level elite affordable goalie gkThe new Stretta Oro Maestro V7 fits true to size and is a snug fitting glove all around; there’s no extra room in any part of the glove to suit goalkeepers with larger, thicker hands. However, this glove doesn’t fit overly tight to the point where it’s squeezing your hand; it fits comfortably snug all throughout. If anything, there’s slightly more room in the thumb than I’d like to have, but this definitely isn’t a dealbreaker.

Aviata have truly hit the nail on the head with their new range-topping goalkeeper glove. Between the grippy Contact latex palm and the extremely comfortable one piece mesh body, it’s hard to find something wrong with these gloves. Goalkeeper gloves are known as the tools of our trade and, well, these are some of the best tools available on the market right now. For $74.99, these game gloves truly are a bang for your buck. Get 15% off your pair (or anything on aviatasports.com and soxprousa.com) when you use our code TSR15. You can purchase these gloves here.

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NoetZ AZUL FG Goalkeeper Glove Review

IMG_3347NoetZ Glove Company doesn’t shy away from creating bold, unique looking goalkeeper gloves, and their latest AZUL glove is no exception. Equipped with removable finger spines, a lightweight neoprene backhand, and grippy Contact latex, these gloves were designed with the professional goalkeeper in mind, and, therefore, are perfect for games and elite level practices in all weather conditions. We put them through their paces to see how well they hold up in goal.NoetZ glove company azul fg finger saves spines games matches goalkeeper gloves goalkeeping blue gold black unique soccer review

Tech Specs 

On the palm of the glove, the AZUL features 4mm of German Contact latex which is known to have an incredible grip, one of the best grips you can get on a goalkeeper glove. For this reason, the palms come with a protective plastic layer to keep them from sticking together. This plastic should be peeled off before you wear the gloves for the first time. Since the lower palm is the area where the latex deteriorates the fastest, NoetZ have stitched on a latex abrasion zone made of a more durable latex to combat this deterioration.

The cut is hybrid style, meaning it’s a mix between two different cuts; flat and roll finger. The latex rolls around the fingertips and then turns into a flat cut lower down on the fingers; in between, there are mesh gussets for proper ventilation of the gloves. In addition, there’s a latex extended palm and latex wrapped thumb for increased latex-to-ball contact. Many gloves come equipped with latex wrapped thumbs but not many come equipped with latex extended palms, too, making the AZUL a serious contender for those in search of gloves with as much latex as possible.NoetZ glove company azul fg finger saves spines games matches goalkeeper gloves goalkeeping blue gold black unique soccer reviewOn the backhand, NoetZ have chosen a full neoprene body with fused rubber shapes on top. Placed at knuckle flex points, the rubber shapes aim to give you more grip and distance when punching the ball away. Underneath the neoprene body there’s a good amount of soft padding for comfort and protection. Moving to closure (how you get the gloves on and secure them), the AZUL features a shortened elastic wrist strap and an 8 cm wide elastic wristband. At the end of the wrist strap, there’s a rubber pull tab to help you wrap the strap around your wrist easier. This feature, while commonly found on many goalkeeper gloves, is very helpful because it prevents the latex fingertips from coming in contact with the velcro on the wrist strap, something that could result in ripping of the delicate latex. 

Lastly, the AZUL features removable finger spines in all five fingers, which can be removed through the zipper above the wrist. If you like playing with finger protection, leave them in; if not, you can take some or all of the finger spines out. The NoetZ AZUL FG goalkeeper gloves are available to purchase on Amazon by clicking here.IMG_3371

The Verdict

The grip, the most important part of any goalkeeper glove, is incredible on the NoetZ AZUL. As expected, the 4mm of German Contact latex gets a secure and confident hold on the ball whether you’re jumping up to save a cross or making an intense breakaway save. This grip isn’t just great in dry weather, though; it’s great in all weather conditions, such as sunshine, rain, or snow. Before every match or practice, make sure you dampen the latex palms with water to “activate” the latex and achieve the best grip possible. Also, before you wear the gloves for the first time, make sure you pre-wash them to remove the chemicals that preserve the latex during storing and shipping. These glove care activities should be done with all types of latexes, but especially with professional level latexes such as Contact latex. IMG_3368In terms of durability, the Contact latex holds up decently well. However, as a rule of thumb, the better the grip, the softer the latex, and therefore, the worse the durability. Playing on artificial grass will only expedite this deterioration since turf is harsher on latex palms than natural grass is, so take your playing surface into account before you opt for professional level latex. Also, since this is a professional latex, durability is not the greatest concern; if you’re looking for a latex with better durability, look into Giga Grip or Super Soft latex.NoetZ glove company azul fg finger saves spines games matches goalkeeper gloves goalkeeping blue gold black unique soccer reviewThe latex abrasion zone on the lower palm is made out of a harder compound, therefore allowing it to withstand damage better than soft Contact latex does. This abrasion can be caused by one’s technique or just the nature of some saves, so it’s nice to have more durable latex in that area to prolong the life of the gloves. Regarding the latex extended palms, I thoroughly enjoy gloves that have them since they get a more safe, secure hold on the ball.NoetZ glove company azul fg finger saves spines games matches goalkeeper gloves goalkeeping blue gold black unique soccer reviewRegarding the cut, the mix between flat and roll finger feels comfortable on hand. However, I noticed that the fingers feel a bit weird both with and without the finger spines in. With them in, the fingers feel very tight; this tightness took some time to get used to. You can really feel the finger spines pressing up against the back of your fingers when they’re in the gloves. Lower down, it feels less tight and quite comfortable because that’s where the latex is cut flat style (the flat cut is known to have a loose fit and boxier appearance). When you take the finger spines out, though, the lower part of the fingers start to feel too loose. NoetZ purposely did this to make room for the finger spines when they’re in the gloves, but I feel like this could’ve been designed better. I don’t usually like using finger spines, but I found myself using them in these gloves to avoid that loose, overly roomy fit. The mesh gussets do an awesome job of regulating air flow in and out of the gloves, especially on hot summer days.NoetZ glove company azul fg finger saves spines games matches goalkeeper gloves goalkeeping blue gold black unique soccer reviewThe AZUL’s backhand is quite different from the majority of backhands I see on goalkeeper gloves; instead of being made of latex, NoetZ have chosen neoprene for the backhand and the glove body. This material is lightweight, comfortable, and flexible, so it’s easy to see why NoetZ chose it. Because it feels quite slick and smooth to the touch, NoetZ put fused rubber shapes on top of the knuckles to give you grip when punching the ball. Inside the glove, backing foam and soft padding provide an extremely comfortable fit on hand. However, I do have one bone to pick with the backhand. When the finger spines are out of the gloves, there is a lot of excess space in the backhand area; the glove doesn’t really fit close to your hand, contributing even more to the already loose fit. When the finger spines are in, though, this isn’t a problem because they take up that extra space. Again, this is something I think NoetZ could’ve improved on in the design process; it seems to me that these gloves fit best only when there are finger spines in them.NoetZ glove company azul fg finger saves spines games matches goalkeeper gloves goalkeeping blue gold black unique soccer reviewThe closure sees another problem which, according to NoetZ, has since been fixed. The shortened elastic wrist strap was too short to the point where you couldn’t get it to reach the velcro on the wristband without it feeling too tight. The strap just needed some extra length for a more comfortable fit, something NoetZ have since sorted out. Prolonging the life of the gloves, the rubber pull tab at the end of the wrist strap prevents the latex fingertips from touching the velcro on the wrist strap, something that can result in small rips and tears of the delicate latex. The 8 cm wide elastic wristband is the perfect width; it’s soft, stretchy, and fits comfortably on my wrist. Regarding finger protection, the five removable finger spines do a good job of preventing your fingers from hyperextending when hard shots come your way. NoetZ glove company azul fg finger saves spines games matches goalkeeper gloves goalkeeping blue gold black unique soccer reviewWhile the NoetZ AZUL goalkeeper glove has a few minor flaws, it really is a glove that you feel confident wearing in intense games. The professional level grip and comfortably snug fit (when the finger spines are in, of course) make it a worthy option for goalkeepers on the hunt for a new pair of quality game gloves. Not to mention, you won’t find a design as cool as this one on any other glove currently on the market. However, you have to weigh the pros and cons since these gloves cost ninety US dollars, and that’s not very cheap. So, think about how much you’re willing to spend, what surface you play on, how long you’d like them to last, and what kind of grip you’re looking for. If you have any questions regarding goalkeeper gloves or soccer equipment in general, feel free to ask us; we’re here to help you make informed buying decisions and get exactly what you’re looking for in soccer gear. NoetZ glove company azul fg finger saves spines games matches goalkeeper gloves goalkeeping blue gold black unique soccer review

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Insanity Gloves Co. Chaos II Goalkeeper Glove Review

insanity gloves company chaos ii goalkeeper gloves goalkeeping affordable games elite level soccer reviewA recent release from Portuguese goalkeeping brand Insanity Gloves Co., the Chaos II comes equipped with a plethora of top-end features such as a rubber punch zone, memory foam, windstopper mesh, a Super Soft latex backhand, and internal silicone dots. They’re intended for games or elite level practices and cost around $51 per pair, already making them a bang for your buck. We put them through their paces to see how they hold up in goal.IMG_2848

Tech Specs

The Insanity Chaos II comes equipped with 4mm of Supreme Giga latex on a hybrid wrapped negative cut. This latex offers a semi pro grip, meaning it’s not as grippy as top-of-the-line professional Contact latex, but it’s still grippy enough to get a good hold on the ball in all weather conditions. The hybrid cut combines a negative cut with mesh gussets for the two middle fingers and a roll finger cut for the pointer and pinky fingers. On the lower palm, Insanity Gloves Co. have stitched on a latex abrasion zone in the area that wears away the fastest to reduce this quick latex deterioration. In addition to a double latex wrapped thumb (latex is wrapped over the top and bottom of the thumb), latex is also wrapped around to the back of the pointer and pinky fingers for increased latex-to-ball contact. insanity gloves company chaos ii goalkeeper gloves goalkeeping affordable games elite level soccer reviewThe body of the glove is made of windstopper and hydrophobic mesh, a mesh that stops wind from entering the glove and repels water from the glove’s surface. A rubber punch zone lays on top of the knuckles on the backhand for power when punching the ball away. 3mm of Super Soft latex make up the backhand with 3mm of memory foam lining the inside of the glove for optimal comfort. Ergonomic Backhand Control enhances the flexibility of the glove by utilizing flex grooves on the backhand. On the inside of the fingers and palm area, silicone dots grip your hand to prevent it from sliding around inside the glove. insanity gloves company chaos ii goalkeeper gloves goalkeeping affordable games elite level soccer reviewAs for the closure, the Chaos II features a 6 cm wide latex wrist strap on top of a 10 cm wide neoprene wristband with a stitched on nylon pull loop to help you get the gloves on easier. At the end of the wrist strap, there’s a rubber pull tab to help you wrap the strap around your wrist easier. This feature, while commonly found on many goalkeeper gloves, is very helpful because it prevents the latex fingertips from coming in contact with the velcro on the wrist strap, something that could result in ripping of the delicate latex. The Insanity Gloves Co. Chaos II goalkeeper gloves are available to purchase here. insanity gloves company chaos ii goalkeeper gloves goalkeeping affordable games elite level soccer review

The Verdict

When kept slightly damp (necessary for best performance), the Supreme Giga latex performs well in all weather conditions. Although it’s not as grippy as Contact latex, some of the best latex you can get on a goalkeeper glove, it still gets a great hold on the ball after a much needed pre-wash. Without a pre-wash, the latex barely has any grip, so you definitely need to pre-wash these before you play in them. As for the durability, it’s not amazing, but it’s better than what you’re going to find on big brand $50 goalkeeper gloves. When you opt for the best grip possible, you sacrifice durability because a better grip requires softer latex. However, these gloves strike a happy medium. The latex did start to slightly tear after a few games on turf, but if you play primarily on natural grass, these should last you a full season (given that you wash them regularly). insanity gloves company chaos ii goalkeeper gloves goalkeeping affordable games elite level soccer reviewThe hybrid cut offers a snug fit in all of the fingers, but more so in the two middle fingers that have a negative cut. The negative cut fits more snug because it connects the palm to the backhand with use of gussets, the material in between the fingers, for a super snug fit. On the Chaos II, the gussets are made of mesh for good ventilation of the fingers. On hand, I noticed the pointer and pinky fingers point slightly outwards; on Reusch goalkeeper gloves, this is called pre-splayed fingers, which gives you a better hand position on the ball. The fingers on the Chaos II are definitely wider than the fingers on gloves I’ve reviewed in the recent past. Whether that’s a good thing is up for you to decide; it all depends on your personal preference. As a whole, the Chaos II fits pretty snug but not overly so; if you have larger or thicker hands, you should be able to wear these gloves without a problem.insanity gloves company chaos ii goalkeeper gloves goalkeeping affordable games elite level soccer reviewThe windstopper and hydrophobic mesh body feels very comfortable and lightweight on hand. The rubber punch zone over the knuckles helps get a good grip on the ball to punch it away powerfully. As for my favorite feature on the Chaos II, the inner silicone dots, they work very well. I wish all goalkeeper gloves had this feature to prevent your hands from sliding around inside the gloves. Regarding the closure, the 6 cm wide latex wrist strap and the 10 cm wide neoprene wristband make for a very supportive and secure fit once the strap is wrapped around your wrist. The rubber pull tab at the end of the wrist strap makes wrapping it around easier and safer so you don’t end up ripping the latex on the fingertips. The nylon pull loop on the wristband is an awesome feature that makes getting the gloves on much easier; you simply pull it towards you and the glove slips right on. Because the neoprene wristband is so wide, slightly wider than what’s typically found on goalkeeper gloves, it makes the glove feel like a sleeve where you don’t feel the difference between your wrist/forearm area and the beginning of the glove. It makes for a seamless transition from hand to arm, just like Nike’s Dynamic Fit Collar makes for a seamless transition from foot to leg.insanity gloves company chaos ii goalkeeper gloves goalkeeping affordable games elite level soccer reviewAfter extensive testing, the Insanity Gloves Co. Chaos II goalkeeper gloves have proven that they’re worth every penny. For a price of just $51 (converted from EUR), they deliver on everything goalkeepers look for in a pair of gloves: comfort, flexibility, grip, premium materials, durability, breathability, and convenience. If you’re in the market for an affordable pair of game gloves, the Chaos II is an excellent option. You can purchase a pair for yourself here.insanity gloves company chaos ii goalkeeper gloves goalkeeping affordable games elite level soccer review

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NGA Soccer Muralis Neon Goalkeeper Glove Review

nga soccer muralis neon goalkeeper gloves for soccer bright neon yellow black goalie gloves gk gloves affordable inexpensiveA recent release from Canadian goalkeeping brand NGA Soccer, the Muralis Neon is designed for those who enjoy a tight-fitting, attention-grabbing goalkeeper glove. It comes equipped with top-end features such as Giga Grip latex, memory foam, and inner silicone dots for optimal grip inside the glove. Considering the high quality latex and the $63 price tag, they are intended for games or elite level practices. Keep reading to see if the Muralis Neon is the right goalkeeper glove for you.nga soccer muralis neon goalkeeper gloves for soccer bright neon yellow black goalie gloves gk gloves affordable inexpensive

Tech Specs

The Muralis Neon comes equipped with 4mm of ProContact latex (very similar to Giga Grip latex), an elite level latex found on many mid-range goalkeeper gloves in the $60-$90 range. This glove retails for around $63, making it slightly more affordable than some of its competitors from Reusch, adidas, and Select. While it’s not the best latex available (that title goes to Contact and Supreme Grip latex), Giga Grip latex still grips the ball very well; however, for this reason, it lacks durability. As the rule of thumb goes, the better the grip, the softer the latex, and therefore, the worse the durability. At the bottom of the palm, NGA have included a latex abrasion zone in the area that wears away the fastest to reduce this quick latex deterioration. Giga Grip latex is wrapped over the top of the thumb for increased latex-to-ball contact. nga soccer muralis neon goalkeeper gloves for soccer bright neon yellow black goalie gloves gk gloves affordable inexpensiveAs for the glove cut, the Muralis Neon features a negative cut with widened latex fingertips. The negative cut connects the backhand to the palm with use of gussets, in this case, mesh gussets (they can also be made of latex), for a super snug fit. Negative cuts typically hug your fingers snugly and leave little to no wiggle room in the fingers. The latex fingertips seem to be slightly wider than what’s typically found with negative cut goalkeeper gloves, allowing you to get more latex on the ball.

The Muralis Neon also features memory foam padding on the inside of the backhand for a comfortable and plush feel on hand. In the fingers and palm area on the inside of the glove, there are silicone dots that prevent your hand from sliding around inside the glove. This is an extremely helpful feature that is also found on the Nike GK Premier SGT goalkeeper gloves, yet not many other goalkeeper gloves on the market have this feature. IMG_2923In regards to closure, this glove boasts a double wrap elastic wrist strap set on an 8 cm wide elastic wristband. At the end of the wrist strap, there’s a rubber pull tab to help you wrap the strap around your wrist easier. This feature, while commonly found on many goalkeeper gloves, is also extremely helpful because it prevents the latex fingertips from coming in contact with the velcro on the wrist strap, something that could result in ripping of the delicate latex.

As for the backhand, the Muralis Neon features soft synthetic latex on top of an air mesh body; while this latex isn’t as soft as German Super Soft latex (commonly found on top-end $100+ game gloves), it’s much more durable, lasting you much longer than German Super Soft latex. What’s unique to the Muralis Neon is the latex flap on top of the wrist area, which gives you entry to put in or take out the five removable finger spines. Normally, there’s just a zipper of a strip of velcro above the wrist for entry to the finger spines. The NGA Soccer Muralis Neon goalkeeper gloves are available to purchase here.nga soccer muralis neon goalkeeper gloves for soccer bright neon yellow black goalie gloves gk gloves affordable inexpensive

The Verdict

After a necessary pre-wash, the Giga Grip latex comes to life and becomes very grippy. Although the grip isn’t super sticky as if it was Contact or Supreme Grip latex, it still gets a great hold on the ball. I had no problem holding onto shots and crosses, and parrying the ball around the post or over the crossbar during high intensity game situations. The latex abrasion zone on the lower palm really does help lengthen the life of the latex palms; it’s made of a harder compound that doesn’t rip or tear as easily but still gives you a good grip on the ball. The reason why it’s there is because, due to one’s technique or just the nature of some saves, the lower palm rubs or slides against the ground which tears the delicate latex. On turf, this deterioration is much worse since the artificial grass and rough rubber pellets eat up the soft latex. That’s why NGA stitched on a harder latex piece to allow the latex palms to last longer and give them more durability in the area that needs it most. nga soccer muralis neon goalkeeper gloves for soccer bright neon yellow black goalie gloves gk gloves affordable inexpensiveNegative cuts are notorious for having the latex fingertips tear, and the Muralis Neon definitely holds true to that. Within the first few games, the latex fingertips already started tearing. Playing on turf only accelerates this deterioration, so if you play primarily on turf, I’d recommend staying away from the negative cut unless you don’t mind buying new gloves more often. This negative cut fits super snug on your fingers, hugging them tightly and leaving no room for your fingers to wiggle around. The mesh gussets in between the fingers are soft and allow for good ventilation of the fingers.nga soccer muralis neon goalkeeper gloves for soccer bright neon yellow black goalie gloves gk gloves affordable inexpensiveThe soft synthetic latex backhand is very durable, unlike German Super Soft latex backhands which are commonly found on top-end $100+ game gloves such as the Nike GK Premier SGT. It’s not as soft to the touch, but it still feels very flexible and comfortable on hand, and is comparable to its similarly priced competitors. The air mesh body is comfy, lightweight, and allows for decent ventilation of the gloves considering it’s only exposed above the thumb crotch area. The memory foam lining on the inside of the backhand drastically enhances the comfort of the gloves and allows you to punch the ball away without feeling any stinging. The inner silicone dots do an awesome job of preventing your hands from sliding around inside the gloves; this is a feature that’s extremely useful and that I’d like to see on all goalkeeper gloves. nga soccer muralis neon goalkeeper gloves for soccer bright neon yellow black goalie gloves gk gloves affordable inexpensiveThe double wrap elastic wrist strap allows you to choose how tight you want your fit to be, although, from my experience, the first wrap around is quite loose in order to match up the velcro on the wrist strap with the velcro on the latex flap. However, you can make up for this looseness with the second wrap around which offers a much tighter and more secure fit. The elastic wristband is soft, stretchy, and fits comfortably on my wrist. As always, the rubber pull tab at the end of the wrist strap is extremely useful so I was glad to see it on the Muralis Neon. When the latex fingertips are already fragile enough due to the nature of the negative cut, it’s important to take precautions to keep them in tact, and the rubber pull tab allows you to do just that.nga soccer muralis neon goalkeeper gloves for soccer bright neon yellow black goalie gloves gk gloves affordable inexpensiveLastly, the Muralis Neon is a very snug fitting glove, especially with the finger spines in; if you have bulkier or thicker hands, I recommend staying away from these gloves as you’ll have trouble fitting your hands inside them. The negative cut definitely adds to the snug fit considering it leaves no wiggle room in the fingers, but this glove is quite snug all throughout.

For around $63 (converted from CAD), the NGA Soccer Muralis Neon goalkeeper gloves are incredible game gloves equipped with many top-end features that make them worth every penny. However, we somewhat hesitated to say that since the durability is a bit lackluster. They’ve held up well for us on natural, firm grass, but if you play mostly on turf, the latex will get eaten up pretty quickly. While that’s the case with all goalkeeper gloves, negative cuts are more prone to latex tearing, so just keep that in mind. You can purchase a pair for yourself here.nga soccer muralis neon goalkeeper gloves for soccer bright neon yellow black goalie gloves gk gloves affordable inexpensive

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Elite Sport Black Real Goalkeeper Glove Review

Elite Sport Black Real goalkeeper gloves for soccer games review KeeperStop.com black gold affordable goalie glovesA top-of-the-line game glove from Elite Sport, the Black Real features a roll finger cut, grippy Contact latex, and five removable finger spines. This goalkeeper glove is intended for use in all weather conditions and should be worn by those who want as much latex-to-ball contact as possible; but before you drop $85 on them, let’s find out how they perform between the sticks.Elite Sport Black Real goalkeeper gloves for soccer games review KeeperStop.com black gold affordable goalie gloves

Tech Specs

The Elite Sport Black Real goalkeeper glove is a quality option from Elite Sport, featuring 4mm of black German Contact latex and 4mm of backing foam for cushioning and shock absorption. Elite Sport is known for using some of the best latexes on their goalkeeper gloves and selling them for a fraction of what the big brands’ gloves cost, and the Black Real is no exception. Contact latex is an extremely grippy latex found on some of the most expensive and best performing goalkeeper gloves on the market, so paying $85 for the Black Real is simply a bargain. When you peel the protective plastic off the latex palms, you’ll know you’ve got a top level, elite game glove.

Moreover, this glove features a roll finger cut which provides great latex-to-ball contact. The latex is rolled around the fingers with no use of gussets, making it slightly less snug than the negative cut which uses gussets for a super snug, finger hugging fit. While it does provide a comfortable feel, some may view the roll finger cut as a slightly “bulkier” cut because of the latex being rolled around the fingers. The Black Real also features a latex wrapped thumb for even more latex-to-ball contact.Elite Sport Black Real goalkeeper gloves for soccer games review KeeperStop.com black gold affordable goalie glovesA striking gold and black design covers the latex backhand, and breathable mesh underneath helps with air flow and comfort. Regarding closure, the Black Real features an 8 cm wide elastic wristband and a 6 cm wide latex wrist strap with a customization window. At the end of the wrist strap, there’s a rubber pull tab for securing the strap safely; this prevents the delicate latex fingertips from coming in contact with the velcro on the wrist strap, which could cause the latex to rip or tear.

Lastly, the Black Real comes equipped with five removable finger spines. Because they’re removable, you get to decide whether you want all of them in, none of them in, or just a few of them in, giving you a truly custom fit. These gloves are intended for games or elite level practices and are available in sizes 7 through 11. They do run slightly small so you may want to size up if you’re at the top end of your current glove size. You can purchase a pair of the Elite Sport Black Real goalkeeper gloves here.Elite Sport Black Real goalkeeper gloves for soccer games review KeeperStop.com black gold affordable goalie gloves

The Verdict

It’s no surprise that Elite Sport offers high quality, game level goalkeeper gloves for low prices, but I’m still amazed every time I give their gloves a run. The Black Real delivers on everything a goalkeeper looks for in a goalkeeper glove: comfort, grip, flexibility, and finger protection. Let’s dig down deeper to uncover exactly what this glove is all about, and if you should spend $85 for a pair of them.

Firstly, the black German Contact latex did not disappoint while I was testing these gloves. Because of its incredible grip in all weather conditions, it held onto every shot with ease, leaving me confident in my abilities to hold every ball that came my way. When I went up into the air to catch a cross, the Black Real was easily able to get a secure hold on the ball. However, as the rule of thumb goes, the better the grip, the softer the latex, and therefore, the worse the durability. The contact latex did start to tear after playing a handful of matches on turf, which was expected since turf is harsher on latex than natural grass is. This tearing was minor, though, but just keep in mind that opting for the best grip possible means sacrificing durability. If you’re playing strictly on natural grass, however, these gloves should last you longer before you start to see some damage.Elite Sport Black Real goalkeeper gloves for soccer games review KeeperStop.com black gold affordable goalie glovesWhile we covered arguably the most important part of the goalkeeper glove, the grip, it’s important to note how they fit and feel on hand to see if they’re right for you. Throughout my intensive testing, I found the Black Real to be an extremely comfortable glove; I often found myself opting to wear these over other gloves because of the grip, stealthy look, and comfort they provide. As for the fit in the fingers, this roll finger cut fits on the tighter side; it’s definitely not as roomy as you might expect it to be. However, it’s not overly snug like a negative cut—there’s just slightly less wiggle room in the fingers. I didn’t mind this, though, since it still felt very comfortable on hand. As a whole, this glove fits pretty snug, and in terms of sizing, it does run a little small so you may want to size up if you’re at the top end of your current glove size.Elite Sport Black Real goalkeeper gloves for soccer games review KeeperStop.com black gold affordable goalie glovesThe Black Real’s full latex backhand and breathable mesh body feels very comfy and flexible on hand. However, since the mesh body is barely exposed on the backhand, the ventilation of the gloves isn’t all that great. In the summer, your hands are likely to get pretty hot inside the gloves, but in the winter, they’ll stay quite warm. The 3D Shock Zone, which is just extra latex padding over the knuckles, takes the sting and pressure out of punching the ball away. It’s nice to see Elite Sport paying attention to minor details like this on their top-of-the-line game glove.Elite Sport Black Real goalkeeper gloves for soccer games review KeeperStop.com black gold affordable goalie glovesIn terms of closure, this glove provides a secure and supportive fit because of the wide latex wrist strap and elastic wristband. Once you wrap the strap around your wrist and connect it to the two points of velcro, it stays put for the entire duration of play without any need for readjustments. The elastic wristband is stretchy, so if you have thicker wrists or forearms, entry into this glove should not be a problem. However, the glove becomes quite snug and narrow as you start to slide your hand into the glove itself, but this could just be because I stayed true to size instead of sizing up. I don’t regret staying true to size, though; I enjoy the snug fit I get from my usual size 7.Elite Sport Black Real goalkeeper gloves for soccer games review KeeperStop.com black gold affordable goalie glovesLastly, the five removable finger spines allow you to decide whether you want finger protection or not. I left the finger spines out while testing the Black Real because they made the gloves fit much more snug, to the point where my whole hand couldn’t even fit inside the glove. I guess I didn’t have much of a choice whether I wanted finger protection or not, because my hands couldn’t have fit inside the gloves anyways. That being said, if you plan on leaving the finger spines in, definitely go up a size for the best possible fit.Elite Sport Black Real goalkeeper gloves for soccer games review KeeperStop.com black gold affordable goalie glovesIf you prefer a tighter fitting goalkeeper glove and are looking for the best grip possible, the Elite Sport Black Real is the glove for you. Better yet, you don’t have to drop a buck fifty on them like you’d have to if they were adidas or Nike. For just $85, you’re getting a highly equipped game level (or elite practice) glove with supreme grip in all weather conditions and a comfortable fit. Not to mention, this gold and black design looks pretty incredible. You can purchase a pair for yourself here.

If you have any questions about goalkeeper gloves or equipment, contact KeeperStop.com in the USA. Thanks to Elite Sport USA for making this review possible!Elite Sport Black Real goalkeeper gloves for soccer games review KeeperStop.com black gold affordable goalie gloves