We offer a wide range of of goalkeeper glove cuts so that we ensure there's a Renegade glove for every player. To help you better understand the subtle differences between these cuts we've provided a simple explanation below! With specific questions regarding your player, feel free to send us a message and one of our team members can help you find the best fit for your needs.
The Evo-Negative glove cut is an elite spin on the traditional Negative cut style offered in other Renegade gloves. The primary difference between the Evo-Negative cut is the mobility provided not only through the standard pre-arched palms but also in the materials used to construct this elite-level glove. Gloves using this style of cut are made out of a material called breathaprene which enhances both mobility in the fingers and hands while ensuring maximum feel on the ball. The Evo-Negative cut and other similarly named cuts of this type have become increasingly prevalent as the choice of professional goalkeepers throughout the world.
Who should choose our Evo-Negative cut?
We would suggest players who train at a high level, anywhere from club soccer to the pros. This cut affords keepers complete feel for the ball and a professional level of grip during shot stopping.
Eclipse Ambush, Eclipse Assault, Eclipse Frost, Eclipse Helix, Rogue Guardian, Rogue Outlaw, Rogue Quantum, Rogue Slash
Roll Finger gloves tend to be one of the most popular cuts currently available. The name "roll finger" comes from the fact that the backhand is connected directly to the palm and does not use gussets. This results in the latex being rolled or curved around the fingers which provides a high level of latex contact with the ball. The advantage to this cut is that it tends to not be as snug or tight around the fingers in comparison to negative cut gloves.
Who should choose our Roll cut?
Roll cut gloves have traditionally been the most common, most popular gloves for the past decade plus. This style lends itself well to a goalkeeper at the top of their game or more importantly a goalkeeper who's just entering into the world of high-end gloves. This cut lends itself well to developing goalkeepers as it does provide slightly more surface area for contact during shot stopping since the latex is rolled around the fingers.
Fury Inferno, Fury Sub-Z, Fury Nightfall, Vulcan Abyss, Talon Cyclone 2, Triton Specter, Triton Raider , Vortex Storm,
Negative cut gloves and the hybrids that utilize this style have become increasingly popular in the United States due to European influence. Negative cut gloves are similar to flat cut as they use a single piece of latex attached to the backhand by gussets, the main difference between the two is that the stitching is actually inside the glove. This provides a much tighter fit where the control on the ball is heightened due to the lack of space between the fingers and the glove.
Something to watch out for:
Negative cut gloves traditionally begin to splinter at the fingertips very early into their life cycle. Don't worry, though it can be alarming at first it won't inhibit performance and it isn't something any of us can prevent. The exact characteristics that lead to this being a tighter fitting glove also lead to this fingertip splinter effect. This happens in all negative cut gloves, with any brand, no matter what. It occurs because of the way negative cut gloves have been stitched with the seams on the inside. Just know going in that if you select a negative cut glove it is the expectation and 100% normal wearing that will occur early into the gloves life.
Who should choose our Negative cut?
Negative cut glove and their newest cousin the Evo-Negative cut have very similar characteristics in how they feel on the hands. We suggest negative cut gloves for keepers who don't like the feeling of space in a glove, they prefer a tighter fit, and often times this becomes the choice of younger players or our lady keepers as they can have slightly smaller hands.
Vortex Shadow, Talon Cryo, Vulcan Trident
The Roll-Negative cut is a hybrid style that combines both roll finger and a negative cuts to produce maximum control, comfort, and flexibility. Three of the five fingers are rolled in the same way as a traditional roll finger glove, but this hybrid cut contains stitching on the middle two fingers of the palm similar to a negative cut glove. The benefits of this combination provides a snugger fit blended with the contact a roll finger grants you. For players used to a more spacious or loose fitting glove you may want to consider buying one size up when choosing a glove with this cut.
Who should choose our Roll-Negative cut?
Roll-negative style gloves are a great choice for any level of goalkeeper. Often times keepers select this cut due to its blend of the two most common styles the Roll & Negative cuts. This is another great choice for goalies just entering into the higher-end glove market.
Fury UV2, Vulcan Surge, Triton Frenzy
The Roll-Hybrid cut blends the positives of both a roll finger glove as well as the breathability of the flat cut. The finger tips of this cut maintain the rolled style which provides maximum surface area on the fingers during shot stopping. Further down the fingers you'll find added gussets that aide in ventilation between your fingers. We've seen this glove cut become one of the more popular styles lately as it blends the two most popular styles of cuts over the past decade.
Who should choose our Roll-Hybrid cut?
Roll-Hybrid gloves are often the selection of a goalkeeper who prefers ventilation in their hands. It can often be a preferred style of players who want a more spacious glove but hope to maintain some of the performance a Roll style glove offers. A wonderful selection for all levels of goalkeepers but traditionally reserved at Renegade GK for our higher-end glove models as it's certainly a preference based choice.
Fury Siege, Vortex Wraith
The Flat cut is tends to be one of the most historically popular cuts. On a flat cut palm you should see that its stitched gussets are located on the outside of the palm. This cut also consists of a single piece of latex attached to the back of the glove, with the gussets in between the fingers and palm. Many times the gussets between the fingers are referred to as a box cut style where ventilation is added to maximize breathability and moisture control.
Who should choose our Flat cut?
Flat cut gloves are by in large the most traditionally offered youth glove world-wide. You often find this style in stores if you head in to try on goalkeeper gloves in person. This cut affords a keeper max space, which can be a positive for those seeking it or a negative for those unsure of what they prefer. We suggest this style for goalkeepers playing consistently hot environments as it's the most ventilated option that exist anywhere. We also suggest this cut if you are a goalkeeper brand new to the position because it gives you a starting point into the world of performance gloves. Another factor to consider is that if you have a hand that seems to be a bit wider in the palms this style could be the right solution as it offers more space all around and should limit any restriction in the palm area.
The cut of this glove actually gives you an expanded finger tip which increases the contact area on the ball. In a Flat Gecko cut you maintain the comfort of a flat cut glove while gaining the advantage of the embossed lines on the palms. This is one of the key aspects of this cut that adds to the comfort without taking anything away from the key contact areas of the glove.
Who should choose our Flat-Gecko cut?
Flat-Gecko cuts have become increasingly more prevalent due to the added flexibility the embossed creases afford a players hands during shot-stopping. This cut of glove is unique and reserved for players who know what they like, have already enjoyed a flat style glove, and are looking for a high-end game glove with increased mobility in the palms. We wouldn't suggest this be the first glove choice if you're a player just entering into the world of high-end gloves and different cuts.