Washing and Storage
Professional goalkeeping gloves are made using the natural product latex for the glove palm. Generally the softer the palm the better the grip. But the softer the glove the quicker you will see wear and tear.
It is common to see small nicks in latex even after the first wear but it does not effect the grip. The same grip will remain in the latex through and through, It is not just in the surface
To prolong the life of your gloves it is important to clean them after use. This is something none of us are good at. The last thing, after a tough training or match, you want to do is start washing. But it will help your gloves immensely. If the latex is allowed to dry out completely it will become brittle and if they are caked in mud it will speed up the drying out process.
So once you receive your nice new Seismic gloves they like all other brands will need a prewash before use. The latex gets coated with chemicals in the factory to stop them from degrading. So when they get wet they become slippery until the chemicals are all washed out.
The ideal way to clean them is to hand wash them in a sink of luke warm water. You can put some detergent in the water, non biological if you have it.
Rub the palms gently with your fingers. DO NOT SCRUB the palms with a brush or anything else. Squeeze out the gloves and rinse them under clean tap water. If you haven’t used detergent you will notice the water change to a non clear colour.
The process will probably need to be repeated again.
If you don’t have the patience for that or you need the gloves soon then it will be okay to clean the gloves in a machine as long as you Don’t have it hotter than 30 degrees. Have it on a short 30 min or less cycle. You can again use a small amount of mild detergent or better again non biological. Don’t use fabric softener as this will leave a smooth slippery coating on the gloves.
To dry the gloves. DO NOT leave in direct sunlight or place directly on a heat source. Room temperature is the best but also the slowest. If you have a match the next day they will not be dry enough. If its the aqua palms its not as bad but your hands will be cold from the insides not being dry.
If you need them dried quicker you can hang them about 2 foot over a warm radiator but make sure to check on them every half hour until they feel dry on the inside and tacky on the palm. Then remove and they will have a few more hours at room temperature before your big game.
To store the gloves it is best not to place the palms face to face. That is why SEISMIC GOALKEEPING supplies a double pouched glove packet to store your gloves. Each glove has it owns compartment to be snug in.
What to wear in training
Parents and younger goalkeepers often ask what glove they can use in training.
The best thing to do is have the same glove you use in matches. When your match gloves are becoming old or grubby looking you can demote them to training gloves.
Of coarse Seismic gloves are so keenly priced that a top quality professional latex like we use is as cheap or cheaper than lesser quality training gloves from the larger companies.
If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, you can return it to us in its original condition within 14 days of the date you received the item, and we will issue a full refund for the price you paid for the item. Please note: Feel free to open the item and try it for size, but it must be returned in the same condition as it arrived.
Please order carefully as postage on return goods must be paid for by the customer and we may not refund the postage costs. We recommend you return items using a signed for service.
If you are unsure of size feel free to email for recommendation. Double check your address before confirming order. If you notice a mistake after purchase, email asap and we can change before they are shipped.
Shipping large packages out of the Country please contact use and we will arrange tracked shipping and give a cost.
We use professional grade latex which will need a prewash before use. Professional latex is very soft and will incur wear and tear even on the first use. The softer a latex ,the better the grip in general.
Please Note: Personalised items cannot be exchanged, so please order the correct size of glove or garment.
We reserve the right to cancel and refund any order.