The Negative cut glove tends to be a favorite of goalkeepers at all levels, males, and females. Keepers who enjoy this cut often say they can "feel" the ball better on their fingers due to the fact that the stitching is actually on the inside of the glove as opposed to the traditional outside. This stitching method creates a glove that is a bit snugger on the hand which is ideal for those with narrower hands. We have also seen an increase in goalies wearing a negative glove during wet conditions due to the fact that the negative cut allows for less space between the hand, glove, and ball increasing a keepers handling.
Goalkeepers usually face the problem of glove sizing when they are in the market to find a new goalie gloves. Different brands have different glove sizing. There are a lot of variability across the goalkeeper gloves available today. Through extensive research, we were able to simplify the process of finding the right goalie glove size for you.
Your glove size depends on 2 things:
1. The circumference of your hand around the widest part.
2. The length of your hand from the base of the palm to the tip of middle finger.
Simply measure these two parts of your hand and then compare it with the goalie glove size chart of your brand choice.
Ideally, you will want to use a tape measure for this activity, but any string or yarn can be a substitute. Just measure it after getting the circumference and length of your palm and hand.
If you decide to use keeper gloves with fingersave spines, it will initially be tight. Just give some time for the gloves to break in and it will loosen up after 2-3 training sessions.
Lastly, don't panic when you feel a space at the end of your glove fingertips. This is a good thing. Since you want to have a little bit of space at the tips of your fingers, both for performance and the wear and care of the gloves.