Different Goalkeeper Glove Cuts

Different Goalkeeper Glove Cuts

If you're reading this you're probably asking yourself "Which is the best glove cut for me?". There are a handful of different goalkeeper glove cuts and many spin-offs of the foundation cuts. We are going to take you through the different cuts and the benefits and drawbacks of them. 

Flat Palm

The Flat palm or "traditional cut" has been around around a long a goalkeeper gloves have existed, in the modern market they're mostly found at the cheaper end of market. It's formed off a single piece of latex for the Palma and fingers and I stitched to the back of the glove using gussets. using gussets makes the glove feel tighter to the fingers but they don't provide as much latex coverage meaning they offer less grip that other cuts such as the roll finger.

Negative Cut

The Negative cut has taken the crown of cuts. It is, without doubt, the most sought after cut, it's similar to the box cut but the gussets are stitched on the inside of the glove, this means the glove is tighter to the hand giving a nice second skin sensation and offers great flexibility and provides slightly increased grip over the flat palm. Keepers love this cut as it enables them to get a good feel of the ball while still have a great protective glove. 

Roll Finger 

The Roll Finger or “gun” cut wraps the latex around the finger and connects it directly to the back of the glove, with no gussets, this gives a larger surface area of latex, which improves grip, although it does mean the fingers aren’t as tight so it may feel slightly bulky. 

Hybrid Cuts

Hybrid cuts were introduced to the goalkeeper market to meet the demand of keepers looking for the large surface area that the Roll Finger cut has to offer without having the bulky feel. The most well-known hybrid to date is the VG3 cut by Nike, the original cut was designed in collaboration with Victor Valdes combining roll finger on the index and pinky finger. Our hybrid cut on the Pinnacle Elite takes into account the seamless feel of a negative cut and the increased surface area of a roll finger. We spent hours on end modifying and perfecting the middle fingers by adding an ergo wrap on the middle fingers.


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