Danish brand Select are ready with new models for their most advanced gloves, and not only has the gloves gotten sharp and modern look, they have also been optimised maximally to deliver under pressure.
Through the time, the Select gloves have certainly made a solid mark on the glove market. The Danish company has always been known to deliver the equipment for some of the very best keepers in Denmark throughout time.
And even though the competition on the glove market is getting very fierce, Select are still able to keep up when it comes to delivering competitive gloves. This position is one that Select manages to keep with new updates for their top gloves, which we will take a closer look at now.
The Select top glove with the very simple name 88 Pro Grip is made of the very best of materials. It is a lightweight glove, which Danish national team keeper Stephan Andersen, among others, wear on daily basis, and this is certainly not for no reason.
While working on creating the perfect glove, Select have focused a lot on finding the best latex materials, which are essential when it comes to goalkeeper gloves. Around the pal you will see the lush 3mm soft contact latex that provides perfect grip in all weather conditions, and on the backhand they have found room for the advanced 3mm Deep Embossed Soft Latex, which provides a soft and supple glove.
The Select Pro Grip 88 glove comes with the traditional flat finger cut that provides a very large grip surface. It very much comes down to personal taste when deciding which cut you prefer, but the traditionalists will surely tell you that the flat finger cut results in a flexible and dynamic glove.
Select have also worked on finding the prefect fit for a goalkeeper glove, which has resulted in the advanced Anatomical Fit System. The thought is, that the glove shapes itself in accordance with the hands natural grip position, hereby making the glove become a natural extension of your hand.
It is, although, not just the 88 Pro Grip model that has gotten an update. Select have also launched two version of the super nice 77 glove, and here you get the choose between the Super Grip glove and the Slim Fit glove. So regardless if you are looking for a traditional glove or if you are looking for a more modern option, your demands can be met. To underline the more modern approach, the Slim Fit model (the blue glove) comes with a red palm, to put some colour on things.
A commonality among the two gloves is, that they are both equipped with some of the best latex on the market, yet still at a very competitive price. In the palm you will find the 3mm thin Super Soft Latex, which excels by being very soft while also providing a great grip in all weather conditions. On the backhand, Select have found space for the 3mm thin Embossed Soft Latex.
In terms of which finger cut you want, the models vary. If we look at the new 77 Slim Fit, it comes with a Flat Cut, which provides good flexibility and is preferred by many keepers.
On the other hand, a lot of keepers are now preferring the modern roll-finger cut, which is to be found on the 77 Pro Grip. Here the latex runs all the way across the finger, which according to some keeper increases your grip, as you are sure to have latex on ball contact at all times.
If we take a look at the Slim Fit glove, it has been developed to feel as natural as possible. Around the thumb the latex runs all the way around, which provides maximal ball to latex contact in all situations. Even if the glove may be found in an unnatural position.
Both the Slim Fit and the Super Grip glove are built around the same Anatomical Fit System, which provides a glove that shapes itself in accordance with the natural movements of your hand. Hereby the focus is very much on comfort without losing grip abilities.
With the new gloves Select once again prove why they have a position as some of the very best producers of goalkeeper gloves in the world. What do you think of the new gloves? And which is your favourite? Feel free to share your comments either here, or on Facebook and Twitter.