Hello Ben, thank you for taking the time out to talk to The GK Union. In the past few weeks we’ve had lots of keepers ask us about glove maintenance and we thought we would get your thoughts on this.
What gloves do you currently wear? Nike Vapour flat palms
What size are you? 9.5
Do you remember your first ever pair of gloves? If so, what were they and have you still got them? First pair I remember were bright yellow Sondico’s that used to stink after 2 wears!
How many pairs of gloves do you have at any one time and do you wear match gloves to practice in as well? After I’ve worn a pair of new gloves for a game a few times I then use them for training.
After training, what care do you take in looking after your gloves? How do you wash/dry them? Wash them in the shower with shampoo if they’re really dirty then wrap in a towel to dry. Make sure you get all the shampoo out though!!
What advice what you give to any keeper about looking after their gloves? I find my method works well for me so I recommend anyone to give it a try
What do you look for in a pair of gloves? A glove that allows you to feel the ball on impact without any seams getting in the way. Lightweight, keeps its shape and doesn’t move around!
Do you have a preference in what type of gloves you wear? (ie Roll, negative, flat palm) I currently wear Flat Palm
Do you have any superstitions with your gloves? No dangerous game that!
Where do you keep your gloves? At home or at the training ground? At the training ground where they belong !
Thank you for taking the time out to speak to us Ben. All the best for the rest of the season.