The ZEE Goalkeeper Glove Company have gone to a great extent to create the best possible goalkeeper gloves on the market and keeping the cost for less than $100.00. In reality any of the major brands that are using the same materials as our Zee Pro-Game 3.0, Interceptor’s or Venom Goalkeeper Gloves are selling their gloves for no less than $150.00 a pair.
Our companies goal is to produce the best Goalkeeper Glove possible and it always starts with the “in all weather conditions” grip. When other glove companies brag about making their goalkeeper gloves affordable, it simply means they are selecting a much lower quality grip because this is by far the most expensive part of manufacturing and developing a Goalkeeper Glove.
We do not use cheap Palm Latex Period! We do not let near our gloves New Basic, Super Soft or Giga Grip! Professionals DO NOT use Goalkeeper Gloves with these materials, if you read about it on the web that they do, we guarantee you they’re lying! We use 100% 4mm German Contact Latex that is the most expensive to purchase because it’s durable, top quality latex, perfect grip in all weather conditions. This latex is easy to identify as it comes with transparent film or plastic on them. If you purchase a glove without this plastic film, regardless of the top branded company you purchased it from, you are not getting top-level latex. There are so many companies out their that will call their gloves ‘pro gloves’ but again, if the glove is not delivered to you with the film on the palms you are not getting the best grip possible.
There are many other companies that will attempt to divert your attention away from the quality of the palm/grip and they do so by creating great looking designs and brag about features that are actually considered standard in today’s Goalkeeper Glove industry. Again, it’s all in an effort to take your attention away from what they’re trying to sell you.
SO WHAT IS 4MM GERMAN CONTACT LATEX?
Better known as simply “Contact Latex”: It’s a top of the line latex that delivers pro grade grip in all weather conditions.
Contact Latex is the match-day latex for the majority of professional and DI college Goalkeepers in the United States and around the world.
The latexes in this category are by far the best available, and the category most of the time goes by the name Contact or in some cases Supreme. This latex has the best grip in all conditions, which naturally makes it the most expensive.
A list of reasons why it is the best:
- Superior grip to all other latex types due to its soft and grippy surface.
- High performance in any conditions — wet, dry, turf, hybrid or grass.
- Excellent shot impact absorption.
- High durability (if cleaned after every game)
RETURN TO HOMEPAGE
Since we started the production of our goalkeeper gloves we have always used the best materials. On all of our past and present models of gloves we have used exclusively German Contact Latex
GOALKEEPER GLOVE CUTS AND FITS
The cut or the fit of the goalkeeper glove is the way in which the finger part is made.
Flat Cut is the most traditional glove cut, and it is the cut that has been used since the early 80’s. The cut can be recognized by the stitches that are on the outside of the latex and by its flat palm. This glove cut is a suggested choice for the goalkeeper who wants a goalkeeper glove with a better ball control with a much looser fit, as the fingers are very spacious. Today this cut is used mostly by beginner keepers and younger children .
Rolled or better known as Roll Finger are one of the most popular and traditional cuts currently available with multiple brands that offer a lower quality glove, this because it can be easily stitched using the cheap and outdated Giga Grip latex that we will never use on on our goalkeeper gloves. They are named “roll finger” due to the fact that the backhand is stitched to the palm and does not have gussets. The result is the latex rolled/curved around the fingers which provides (in come cases) a decent latex contact with the ball, but is not as tight as negative cut gloves, or even the hybrids that use negative on 2 of the 5 fingers. Yes, it does provide a nice feel, but it is larger or “bulkier” cut vs negative gloves.
Negative Cut have become increasingly popular over the past five years, particularly across Europe and North America. The key difference between the negative cut goalkeeper gloves and the other “cut’s” is that the stitching is inside the fingers lodges. This provides a much tighter and snug fit with control on the ball that is more “true “Real” to your hand. Up to date nearly all of ZEE Goalkeeper Gloves models are Negative Cut. 75% of professional goalkeepers use today this kind of glove-cut.