In association with Kenny Arthur of KA Goalkeeping, below are the best ways to look after your goalkeeper gloves so that they perform at their best - every time you put them on.
STEP 1: PRE-WASH
Before every use it is best practice to pre-wash your gloves. Fill a basin of cool, fresh water without any soap or detergent. Gently wash your goalkeeper gloves for 5-10 minutes.
Some goalkeepers wear their gloves whilst doing this, rubbing their palms together, allowing the latex to absorb the water several times.
STEP 2: DRYING PREPARATION
Rinse your goalkeeper gloves using cool water, then squeeze out any excess - DO NOT WRING/TWIST THE GLOVES!
STEP 3: DRYING
Leave your goalie gloves to air or dry naturally - DO NOT TUMBLE DRY OR PLACE ON RADIATORS!
STEP 4: PRE MATCH & TRAINING
The palms of your gloves should be damp at the start of each match or training session.
STEP 5: AFTER USE
Clean your goalie gloves after every use, using the same method as in STEP 1 for cleaning them. Repeat until the water is clear.
FOLLOWING THESE STEPS WILL IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE & DURABILITY OF YOUR GOALKEEPER GLOVES.
LOOK AFTER YOUR GLOVES AND YOUR GLOVES WILL LOOK AFTER YOU !