It’s Nikes latest glove and they look extraordinary.
A look at the future. 👀
Nike are attempting to change the game with the most advanced goalkeeper gloves ever: the Mercurial Touch Elite. pic.twitter.com/OMlgvysdyr
— Pro:Direct Keepers (@ProD_Keepers) 7 February 2018
The main change is the fact that the strap has been replaced by a flexible wrist cuff that extends from the joint to the lower forearm for mobility and comfort.
The aim seems to be to remove anything that a glove previously is supposed to have, with features that a glove actually needs. They have been able to use features from gloves in other sports and apply the cross over to goalkeeper gloves. As a result it is 33-percent lighter and 47-percent thinner than a normal glove.
Nike sponsored goalkeeper Jack Butland was one of the first to try and test them and had raving reviews. “It’s when you play in them that the performance benefits come through. I feel like I have a lot more control in these gloves and they can help take me to the next level.”
Many thought that they looked quite silly…
Also known as an oven glove
— FFC (@colin_forknall) 7 February 2018
Others loved the look of them though…
Always onefoe the latest glove tech, these make me wanna come out of retirement and go unashamedly full kit tart!#howay
— Dan Hornsby (@hornsburger47) 8 February 2018
Although the price may definitely put some people off…
For the rumours I'm hearing of 200 quid a pair. NAH
— Nick Punter (@nick_punter) 8 February 2018
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