Finders Keepers
You should be paying more attention to goalie gloves, the most fashionable equipment on the soccer field.
Photographer Zachary Krevitt
You should be paying more attention to goalie gloves Reusch, Prisma Deluxe G3 Ortho-Tec  

As a kid I hated running, which is how I ended up starting my goalkeeping career. At 6, I figured: Stand in one place for an hour and block a ball a few times? Let’s get it!!! Unfortunately for me, I quickly learned keepers were actually supposed to be in the best shape of everyone. With time, I fell in love with the position, the high-flying and semi-mind-reading art of it, eventually dedicating seven nights a week to training; the summer camps at nearby universities and 1-on-1 keeper sessions at the local Nike field became some of the most beloved and vivid memories of my tween-to-teen years.

All that hard work came with a perk, though — being the flyest on the pitch. My padded keeper pants always had, hands-down, a better cut than any leisure pants I’ve ever worn, with the added strong stirrup feature making me feel extra secure. I loved the long-sleeved jerseys with insane patterns and the fact that I could rock a completely different color than everybody else on the field. But the thing I most looked forward to was choosing a pair of nice-ass keeper gloves. I was infatuated with them — poring through sports equipment catalogs to find the right pair, or running my hands over their textured outsides at the soccer specialists shop. I was always searching for the coolest bumpy geometric detailing, the perfect smooth-yet-sticky palms, and bright colors that would artfully clash with my keeper kit.

Today, as the fashion world and general cool-clothes-appreciating population gets hip to the magic of soccer jerseys, it’s been surprising to me that the beauty of the glove, the most striking aspect of a goalie’s getup, has been mostly slept on. To celebrate a summer full of soccer, we chose a few of the most aesthetically inspiring new models from Reusch, Adidas, Aviata, Uhlsport, and Nike, and took them for a spin anyway.

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You should be paying more attention to goalie gloves
You should be paying more attention to goalie gloves Reusch, Serathor Pro G2 Evolution  
You should be paying more attention to goalie gloves Aviata, Light Bright Solar Shield Club Goalkeeper Gloves  
You should be paying more attention to goalie gloves Aviata, O2 Control Touch Pro  
You should be paying more attention to goalie gloves Adidas, ACE Trans Pro  
You should be paying more attention to goalie gloves Adidas, ACE Training  

1-3. Aviata, Stretta Light Bright V6 Goalkeeper Gloves
4-5. Uhlsport, Eliminator Starter Soft Goalkeeper Gloves
6-8. Nike, off-white x World Cup Mercurial Touch Elite Gloves
9-10. Nike, GK Vapor Grip3
11-12. Reusch, Serathor Pro G2 Evolution
13. Adidas, ACE Fingersave Replique
14. Adidas, ACE Training
15-16. Storelli, ExoShield Gladiator Elite Goalkeeper Gloves
17-18. Aviata, Light Bright Solar Shield Club Goalkeeper Gloves
19-21. Reusch, Prisma Prime R3 Finger Support
22. Aviata, O2 Control Touch Pro
23-24. Nike, Premiere SGT Goalkeeper Gloves

Special thanks to Upper 90 soccer store, Reusch USA, Nike, and Adidas.

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