Shwan Jalal International goalkeeper for Iraq in yellow Chesterfield goalkeeper shirt pointing to his goal in Seslport goalkeeper gloves

Glove Care

Following these simple steps will improve the life of your gloves and their perfomance.

It is important that you pre-wash the gloves in cool water, without any detergent to remove any residue chemicals left after the production process. This will optimise the latex. The easiest way to do this is, is to wear them. Wash for 5 minutes or so, making sure the palms absorb the water.

After pre-washing your gloves you should gently squeeze excess fluid out of the them, making sure not to rub the palms or wring them, press the gloves on to a clean, dry towel to remove excess water, allow them to air dry at room temperature naturally. DO NOT tumble dry gloves or place on hot surfaces such as radiators, airing cupboards or other sources of direct heat, as this will damage the latex, keep out of direct sunlight.

Always moisten all types of goalkeeper gloves before playing. Keep the gloves damp during use.

Wash the gloves by hand with warm water after playing. If you don't wash out the dirt it will decrease the grip of the latex. DO NOT put in the washing machine, or use aggressive solvents or harsh cleaners. 

Follow step 2 to dry the gloves. Store in a cool dry place, out of direct sunlight.
Goalie bags are the perfect place to store your gloves.


Selsport have produced gloves since 1998, making a name within the goalkeeping community based on two fundamentals, Comfort and Grip.  

Latex is a natural material and many gloves, especially those with the softer latex show signs of deterioration within minutes of use. This does not represent a faulty glove or poor latex this is what is to be expected.

The glove will remain "sticky" and provide suitable grip as intended.

Because each goalkeeper is different there is NO set time period as to how long a glove should last. Our advice is to save new gloves for matches, and older gloves for training.

The performance and grip of the gloves remain until the palm is totally worn out.

Serious keepers will generally use up to 20 pairs of gloves in one season (depending on frequency of training and playing).