How to clean your goal keeper gloves

How to clean Goalkeeper Gloves after Goalkeeper training, Goalkeeper coaching or after matches. Parents often complain of Gloves wearing down to quickly and often this is caused by the Parents themselves.

When washing Goal Keeper gloves DO NOT put them in the washing machine or DO NOT let them dry on Radiators or Airing cupboards (Hot Presses). Doing this will cause the Gloves to dry out and the latex will crumble losing all Grip on the Gloves.

When finishing your game soak a towel in warm water and gently rub the latex with the towel slowly taking away the dirt/muck collected whilst playing your match and return the gloves to your bag, as you do not want the gloves to dry out

When the weather is VERY bad and your gloves are soaking wet and VERY VERY muddy after your match the above advice will not work as your gloves can be too wet and dirty. But still DO NOT put your gloves into the washing machine. If this is the case you will need to take your Gloves into the shower with you and rinse until all mud has rinsed out, after getting out of the shower peg your gloves to the shower rail so they can drip dry, again do not let them dry totally out, let them dry til moist.

Ideally you should have a separate pair of gloves for training and matches, as during training you will have much more wear on your gloves meaning they will not be of the highest quality for your matches, which is obviously when you will need your gloves at their best.

Hopefully the tips I have given you above will help you OR/AND your young Goal Keeper preserve his Goal Keeper gloves and keep to a high standard of performance for a longer period of time, as after all a Goal Keepers gloves are his tools and need to be of the highest standard at all times.

I have used these methods to look after and maintain my gloves to the highest standard over the last 18 years as a PRO KEEPER in England and Ireland and continue to do so.

For more information on how to to choose the correct Goal Keeper glove for you or your young Keeper visit any of the links below

When a goalkeeper steps into the box, there might be no piece of equipment more important than their gloves. These gloves are specially designed to increase grip while protecting a goalie’s hands.

But if you want to help make sure these gloves perform at a high level, you will need to take proper care of them. Here are some simple cleaning and care tips to keep in mind that could help extend the life of your gloves.

KEEP THEM CLEAN

Your gloves will become dirty during matches and training. The dirtier the palms become, the less grip they offer. If too much grime is built up, the latex in the fingers and palm can begin to wear away anytime you touch the ball.

Sweat can also be a concern. It can cause your gloves to stink, but could also cause bacteria to grow in the latex which makes the material become brittle.

To prevent any of this from happening, it’s important to wash them after every use.

WASHING GOALKEEPER GLOVES

To begin, place warm water in a sink or bucket. While you don’t need anything else to clean them, you can use a specially designed glove wash to give them an added degree of freshness.

There are two popular ways to clean your gloves:

  • Place the gloves in the water and use your hands to scrub. Don’t use anything like a brush as the abrasion can damage the gloves. Squeeze out dirt several times while washing.
  • Put a glove on one of your hands and submerge it in the water. Use your other hand to scrub the dirt and work it out of the glove. Then do the same with the other glove.

Run your gloves through running water to help remove any remaining dirt or glove wash. Do not wring or rub the gloves together to remove moisture – the most you ever want to do is squeeze the gloves to eliminate excess water and dirt.

Remember to run some water through the inside of the glove to remove any dirt and built-up sweat.

DRYING GOALKEEPER GLOVES

It’s very important that you dry your goalie gloves properly as well. You can either wrap them in a towel or let them air dry by hanging them in the shower. You can also insert rolled-up newspaper into the gloves to help absorb more water.

Never use direct heat like a hairdryer or place them in the sun to dry. Although it may be tempting, you should never put your gloves in the washer or dryer either. These methods can damage the gloves, especially the palms.

GAMEDAY CARE REMINDERS

Did you know your gloves are designed to perform better when moist? By adding a small amount of water to the palms of the gloves, it could help increase their tackiness and help prevent wear and tear.

If you end up on the ground during a game or when training, lift yourself up by making a fist and pushing up with your fingers rather than your palms. By avoiding putting the latex palms on the ground, you will help decrease the occurrence of tears.

EXTRA TIPS

  • If you buy a new pair of gloves, make sure to give them a wash and let them air dry before using them the first time. This is meant to help enhance their grip.
  • When you’re done using your gloves for the season, store them in a cool and moist environment. Consider investing in a ventilated glove bag that is specifically designed to keep your gloves safe until their next use. You can also place them in a large freezer bag.
  • Remember: do not store your gloves with the palms together. They could become stuck together and rip.
  • Make sure you don’t leave your gloves in an area where they can be stepped on.
  • Be sure you have gloves that fit. If they are too big, they can wear faster. Gloves that are too tight can rip.

Giving your gloves some TLC can help them last longer and help you better guard your goal on the pitch.

Sean is an avid soccer fan and goalkeeper. He enjoys taking great care of his gloves.

How to clean your goal keeper gloves

Puma PWC-C 2.12 goalkeeper gloves

Why Goalkeeper Glovers Are Important

The goalies has the most unique position on the pitch. Unlike the other positions, goalkeepers are allowed to use their hands and body to catch and deflect incoming shots, crosses, and passes that enter the penalty area. Due to the nature and physicality of the position, the goalkeeper is equipped with special gloves used to protect their hands, which also enhance their ability to catch and parry.

Care is needed to extend the life of goalkeeper gloves. Washing is vital to preserve the natural latex foam used on the palm and fingers of the gloves. Minor repairs are also needed to squeeze a little more life out of the gloves. Replacement gloves will be required after a while. Extending the life of the gloves by washing and repairing is worth the time by saving money and keeping the gloves ready for the next diving save.

How to clean your goal keeper gloves

Washed (left) and dirty (right) goalkeeper gloves

How to Wash Goalkeeper Gloves

Goalkeeper gloves are made with latex and naturally degrade over time. Latex should not be washed with detergents or hand soaps. These are usually too harsh on natural latex material that is used on the palm, fingers, and thumb of the gloves. Special glove wash solutions are available in sporting goods stores and online. Glove wash is specifically designed to use on goalkeeper gloves to clean and preserve the natural latex within the glove. Gloves used for matches should be washed after each match, while training gloves should be washed after every two to three training sessions.

Instructions

  1. Fill a sink or bucket with room temperature water.
  2. Dunk the gloves into the water and gently squeeze the water out. Repeat this several times before applying glove wash. Rinsing prior to washing helps free up dirt and dust stuck in the tiny pores of the latex.
  3. Apply a few drops to the palm and fingers of the glove. Glove wash doesn’t lather as much as hand soap and detergents, so do not add more and more until a thick lather appears.
  4. Work the glove wash into the gloves. Add an extra drop or two as needed, because the glove wash is easily absorbed into the latex.
  5. Rinse the gloves in fresh water. The gloves should be noticeably cleaner already. Repeat steps 3 & 4 as needed. Remember, the gloves will never be clean and white like new gloves. Washing is more about removing the dirt and grit, and not about trying to make them appear brand new again.
  6. Let the gloves dry in an area with good air circulation. Do not let the gloves dry palm-against-palm. The latex may stick to the latex on the other glove, and peeling them apart can cause damage once dry. Good air circulation is key because it prevents mildew from growing in and on the gloves.

How to clean your goal keeper gloves

“Shoe Goo” is a type of shoe glue that is great for repairing tears.

How to Repair Goalkeeper Gloves

The nature of the goalkeeper position causes quite a bit of abuse on goalkeeper gear, especially the keeper’s gloves. Goalkeeper gloves feature soft latex foam palms and fingers. Latex foam is optimal for catching and parrying an incoming ball. However, latex foam isn’t very durable and will wear and tear naturally. A small amount of shoe glue can repair tears in latex foam goalkeeper gloves, but this is only a temporary fix. Eventually the gloves will need to be replaced, but a few small repairs can squeeze a couple more matches out of the lifespan of the gloves.

Repair Instructions

  1. Apply a very small drop of shoe glue into a tear. A tiny drop is all that is needed, because latex foam is very absorbent and too much glue will harden areas around the tear and may cause more damage during future use.
  2. Spread the glue evenly along the tear. A slotted screwdriver is useful to spread and press the glue into the edges of the tear.
  3. Press and hold both sides of the tear together for a few minutes. Releasing both sides before the glue begins to cure will cause a weak repair. Using a heavy book or clothespins to hold the repaired area together will work as well.
  4. Let the glue cure for several hours, or overnight if possible. Some brands of shoe glue will cure in under an hour. Read the glue instructions to avoid using the gloves before the glue sets.
  5. Practice a little catching and throwing with the gloves on to check how well the repair holds. A tear on an area that flexes often, such as the knuckles and palm, may require more glue or replacement gloves.

Comments

Sean Hemmer (author) from Wisconsin, USA on August 11, 2012:

Glad I could help! The Reusch glove wash works great for me. As for cleats, I heard that putting them in a Ziploc bag and throwing them in the freezer overnight works. I have yet to try it though. I usually just spray some shoe deodorant stuff and leave them on the porch.

chrissieklinger from Pennsylvania on August 10, 2012:

I had no idea they sold cleaner for goalie gloves, bought some and can’t wait to get it and use it. Now if they could only find a way to make cleats not smell so bad!

CCahill from England on July 24, 2012:

Yeah its one of them things you’d be a bit nervous about washing them incase the washing machine wrecked em, the Reusch Glove Wash sounds pretty specialised so i’d be quite confident in it

Peter V from At the Beach in Florida on July 24, 2012:

Great hub! I’ll be including a link to yours! I would always put off washing my gloves until they really, really needed it. Voted up!

CCahill from England on July 24, 2012:

Rot awh haha that’s gross 😀

Its all about the Hubpages Karma 😉

Sean Hemmer (author) from Wisconsin, USA on July 24, 2012:

Thanks, CCahill! I left my gloves in my car after a match and I think they started to actually rot, considering it was mid-summer. I definitely learned the hard way when it comes to caring for them.

Pete’s article is definitely useful and I hope to get both articles linked. Thanks for the tip!

CCahill from England on July 24, 2012:

Hey nice advice, my experience of Goalie gloves is they always smell and look well worn 😀

How to clean your goal keeper gloves

The most precious and important equipment to a goalkeeper is his gloves. But then, they can get dirty, smelly, and nasty very quickly. To make matters worse, goalkeepers’ gloves are not designed to breathe and this leads to the building up of sweat and bacteria in the goalie gloves.

Using your gloves while it is dirty will drastically reduce its lifespan, spread bacteria, and illness. So if you don’t know how to wash goalkeeper’s gloves, you need to learn.

Not sure how to wash a goalkeeper’s gloves? No worries, we`ve got you covered.

Read on to discover the most effective yet simple care tips that will help you wash your gloves thus extending their life span.

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR GOALKEEPERS GLOVES IN 5 EASY STEPS

  1. WASH THEM AT THE RIGHT TIME – If you want your gloves to always be in perfect condition then you have to ensure you always wash the gloves immediately after use. Experts recommend that you do so in the warm water of around 30 o C.
  • ALWAYS HAND WASH – As a rule of thumb, gloves last longer when washed with hands. Even if you are tired after training or match, it better to wash with hands instead of using a washing machine. It best to use your thumb to gently scrub off dirt so your gloves become sparkling clean.

How to clean your goal keeper glovesA goal keeper handwashing his gloves

  • SOAK THE GLOVES – Soaking your gloves in a gentle cleaning solution has been proven to be a great way to clean them. You can soak the goalkeeper’s gloves in a tub, sink, or large bowl with warm water. Soaking a goalkeeper’s gloves with warm water prevents the gloves from shrinkage.

After putting them in a tub or bowl, next is to add a little quantity of detergent and a half cup of vinegar.

The soap helps to remove any stains and sweat while the vinegar kills off any bacteria that can cause the gloves to smell.

  • RINSE THE GLOVES WITH COLD WATER – After soaking the gloves for some time, you have to rinse them. While it’s not recommended to wash gloves with a solution, you need to rinse off any solution you`ve used to wash the gloves as leaving gloves in a solution could potentially damage the goalkeeper`s gloves.

How to clean your goal keeper gloves

One benefit of rinsing gloves in cold water is that it restores the breathability of the synthetic fabric material used to make the gloves.

  • DRY THE GLOVES NATURALLY – It’s usually best to leave your gloves to dry naturally for about a day. Do not squeeze out water from the gloves after washing and rinsing to make them dry faster. . Just a simple pat on the gloves will remove excess moisture. Want to know how you can make your gloves dry faster? Read on.

How to clean your goal keeper glovesGoal Keepers Gloves Drying on a desk

HOW TO MAKE YOUR GOALKEEPER`S GLOVES DRY FASTER?

To be honest, if you want your gloves to last longer, you will need to avoid going to the extreme in other to dry your gloves. As a best practice, your gloves will dry faster if you use the following methods after washing.

  1. After washing, just a simple pat on the gloves will remove excess moisture thus making it dry faster.
  2. After washing, get a towel, put the gloves in it, and apply pressure with the towel. This will let the towel soak up excess water from the gloves. In this way, the goalkeeper`s gloves will dry faster.

THINGS TO AVOID WHEN WASHING, A GOALKEEPER`S GLOVE

How to clean your goal keeper gloves

  1. Do not scrub your gloves with a brush or scrubber as applying too much pressure when washing the goalkeeper`s gloves can tear the latest material used to produce the glove.
  2. Even though you are tired, don’t wash the goalkeeper`s gloves in a washing machine.
  3. Make sure you properly rinse off all glove cleaners from the gloves. Glove cleaners left on the gloves can cause more damage than good.

THINGS TO AVOID WHEN DRYING A GOALKEEPERS GLOVE

  1. Do not try to dry your gloves with direct sunlight, using an iron, using a tumble dryer, using fire, or trying to wriggle them out. Using any of these methods will cause severe damage to your gloves.
  2. When drying your gloves, make sure the palms of your gloves are not touching as this could make the palms stick together.
  3. Don`t just put your gloves inside a bag. Use a goalkeeper`s glove wallet to keep your gloves protected when traveling.
  4. Avoid putting your gloves away without washing them after use.

CONCLUSION

The method you employ to wash your gloves can either make them last longer or damage them very quickly. Follow the instructions stated above to wash your gloves as well as observe the precations stated there.

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How to clean your goal keeper gloves

HOW TO CLEAN & CARE YOUR

BIG CAT SOCCER GOALKEEPER GLOVES

Proper Cleaning and maintenance could help extend the life of your gloves

Any goalkeeper will tell you that a good set of gloves in front of the net is the most important equipment they will ever need.

Our gloves are designed to increase grip while protecting a goalie’s hands.

So to make sure that your BIG CAT GOALKEEPING Soccer Gloves to perform at a high level, you will need to take proper care of them.

KEEP THEM CLEAN

Your gloves will become dirty during matches and training. The dirtier the palms become, the less grip they offer. If too much grime is built up, the latex in the fingers and palm can begin to wear away anytime you touch the ball.

Sweat can also be a concern. It can cause your gloves to stink, but could also cause bacteria to grow in the latex which makes the material become brittle.

To prevent any of this from happening, it’s important to wash them after every use.

WASHING GOALKEEPER GLOVES

To begin, place warm water in a sink or bucket. While you don’t need anything else to clean them, you can use a specially designed glove wash to give them an added degree of freshness.

There are two popular ways to clean your gloves:

  • Place the gloves in the water and use your hands to scrub. Don’t use anything like a brush as the abrasion can damage the gloves. Squeeze out dirt several times while washing.
  • Put a glove on one of your hands and submerge it in the water. Use your other hand to scrub the dirt and work it out of the glove. Then do the same with the other glove.

Run your gloves through running water to help remove any remaining dirt or glove wash. Do not wring or rub the gloves together to remove moisture – the most you ever want to do is squeeze the gloves to eliminate excess water and dirt.

Remember to run some water through the inside of the glove to remove any dirt and built-up sweat.

DRYING GOALKEEPER GLOVES

It’s very important that you dry your goalie gloves properly as well. You can either wrap them in a towel or let them air dry by hanging them in the shower. You can also insert rolled-up newspaper into the gloves to help absorb more water.

Never use direct heat like a hairdryer or place them in the sun to dry. Although it may be tempting, you should never put your gloves in the washer or dryer either. These methods can damage the gloves, especially the palms.

GAMEDAY CARE REMINDERS

Did you know your gloves are designed to perform better when moist? By adding a small amount of water to the palms of the gloves, it could help increase their tackiness and help prevent wear and tear.

If you end up on the ground during a game or when training, lift yourself up by making a fist and pushing up with your fingers rather than your palms. By avoiding putting the latex palms on the ground, you will help decrease the occurrence of tears.

EXTRA TIPS

  • If you buy a new pair of gloves, make sure to give them a wash and let them air dry before using them the first time. This is meant to help enhance their grip.
  • When you’re done using your gloves for the season, store them in a cool and moist environment. Consider investing in a ventilated glove bag that is specifically designed to keep your gloves safe until their next use. You can also place them in a large freezer bag.
  • Remember: do not store your gloves with the palms together. They could become stuck together and rip.
  • Make sure you don’t leave your gloves in an area where they can be stepped on.
  • Be sure you have gloves that fit. If they are too big, they can wear faster. Gloves that are too tight can rip.

Giving your gloves some TLC can help them last longer and help you better guard your goal on the pitch.

​ ​ Prewash & Glove Care

Pre-Wash – Pre-Wash !

Prewash your goalkeeper gloves – One of the first things that you should do when you get a new pair of goalkeeper gloves is always to prewash them. Wash them gently in lukewarm water. During the manufacturing process , chemicals are put i ​ nto the latex to preserve it. The only way to get rid of these chemicals is to pre wash them.

How To Clean Your Gloves?

1. Use Luke- Warm Water ( not hot water ), immerse palms in water and use your finger in circular motions to clean glove.

2. With dry towel dry the gloves to remove all excess water , wrap a towel to soak up water .

3. Hang Dry should take 24 hours.

​4. Wash again in warm water after a match or training .

Why Wash & Care For Gloves?

Sweat and Dirt break down your gloves and without being cleaned, your gloves simple won’t last as long.

Washing brings the Latex back to life! Its like having new gloves all over again after each washing.

do NOT spit on your gloves

use a spray bottle full of water to keep gloves moist before, during and after training and games ( except for indoor / hard ground gloves, they must be dry before use ) .

Improve your technique, This means less wear and tear on the palms.

​WE RECOMMEND UNITED GOALKEEPINGUSA GLOVES FOR MATCH USE ONLY !

How to clean your goal keeper gloves

Soccer, the world’s most popular game, is played by over 250 million players in over 200 countries across the globe. On of the key field positions in a game of soccer is that of the goalie. You might have noticed that unlike other players, the goalie or goal keeper wears a pair of gloves which help him/her defend the goal post. From time to time, these gloves get dirty and need to be cleaned. There is a special way to clean soccer goalie gloves.

Things Required:

– Tub
– Water
– Bar of soap
– Towel

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Instructions

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Get a tub, preferably made of plastic, and large enough to fit in the goalies gloves you want to clean. You will need to soak the gloves in the tub. A tub of just the right size would work. However, a tub larger in size than necessary would work equally well.

Fill the plastic tub with warm water. Make sure that temperature of the water you are using is neither too high, nor too low. Dipping your hand in the water is an ideal way to check its temperature. If you hand does not get cold and does not burn either, temperature of the water is ideal for cleaning soccer goalie gloves.

Clean one glove at a time. Soak it in water for about 10 seconds. This is the time you would want to remove clumps of mud on the glove if required. However, you would need to replace the water because it would get muddy. After about ten seconds, remove the glove from water.

Now the actual cleaning process starts. Take a bar of soap and rub it up and down the thumb of the glove you are working on. Pay extra attention to dirty areas. If too much soap accumulates and you cannot see properly, dip and remove the soap and then resume as before. Continue in the manner until the thumb has been cleaned. Work with other four fingers of the glove in a similar fashion. Repeat the same process for the other glove as well.

After the cleaning process, allow time for the gloves to dry. You may have to use a towel to soak out the water. This can be done by placing one glove at a time in the centre of an old face towel, folding the towel in equal halves and then putting weight on top of the glove.

Store the gloves with palms apart after they dry. This will prevent the gloves from drying too much.

Gloves are the essential kit for a goalkeeper. It helps to protect the goalkeeper’s hand from injury and also help them to catch the ball properly during playing time. You can choose Goalie gloves for you if you are buying these gloves it will support you for a long time if you take proper care of them. If you want to know how you can take care of your gloves read the article.

How to Care for Goalkeeper Gloves Guide

To clean the gloves you can follow the following steps.

➔ After using the gloves you can take a bowl or bucket with warm water and mix gloves cleaner liquid or detergent into the water. Make sure water should not be too hot.

➔ Now put your dirty gloves into this soapy water and sink this for a few minutes.

➔ After that, you can use your hand and finger to rubbing these gloves softly and bring out all the dirt from it.

➔ You have to avoid using a brush and plastic rubber. Because it can damage the latex so that glove will ruin easily.

➔ Its time to rinse the gloves with clean water. Firmly squeeze it and wash all soap from it until clean water is coming.

➔ Now you need to dry this in the air properly. Make sure that the inside and outside of the gloves are dried equally.

Maintenance tips for goalkeeper gloves

Before Play

If you are using new or existing gloves before you wear wash it and dry it naturally. It will help you to get the proper grip from your gloves. It will best if you wash this by your hands so try to avoid using the washing machines or electronic instruments such as iron.

During Play

As a goalkeeper when you use your gloves after a few minutes use water in the latex palm that will help to get a grip easily. To keep the latex alive you can use water.

When you practice in the ground or in rain your gloves can get dirty during that time. So after practicing you need to wash your goalkeeper gloves quickly. Wash your latex using cool water then dry it naturally. Keep in mind that, don’t dry it too much, because it also causes damage your gloves.

To keep your gloves’ condition well and make it durable you need to clean this regular basis. As you get to know, how to take care of your glove from this article now try to follow all glove cleaning steps that we have given you in the above.