Decathlon's football brand offers you useful advices for your football practice.
Choosing goalkeeper gloves depends on how you intend to use them and the features you're looking for:
1. FOR CASUAL PLAY
If you play occasionally on a casual basis at home, you should above all look for a strong pair of gloves (made of durable foam and synthetic latex palms). For this we recommend the FIRST model.
2. FOR TRAINING
If you train regularly for a club, a product with good support (as well as durability) should be your number one priority, i.e. gloves with Velcro straps (fastened at the wrist) and elasticated wrists. This type of glove is also better adapted to your hand shape, featuring a preformed latex palm to help you catch the ball more easily. The F100 and F500 models feature all these benefits rolled into one.
3. FOR COMPETITIVE PLAY
If you play regular competitive football for a club (at a high level), you should be looking for a glove with the best possible palm grip for optimal ball grip (supersoft latex with comfort foam). Some
gloves even feature a double Velcro fastening for optimal support, as well as EU compliant finger locking to protect against impact. We recommend the following models: the F900 combi-stitch and F900 Finger Protect and F500 Protect (for children).
In collaboration with League 2 goalkeeper and KIPSTA technical partner Jérémy VACHOUX, we have developed the F900 glove for an improved ball grip. The glove features a stitching combo known as 'Negative' and 'Flat'.
The index and middle fingers are negative cut, while the middle finger and ring finger are flat cut, providing the goalkeeper with maximum comfort.