The glove is without a doubt the goalkeeper's most essential equipment. Back in the days you might just as well have jumped into a pair of gardening gloves, and it wouldn't have made that big a difference. That is not at all the case anymore, now that the glove manufactorers repeatedly outshine each other with new outstanding goalkeeper gloves, whose first feature is even more revolutionary than the next.
If you don't already have that one favorite glove, it might feel like navigating through a jungle to choose the perfect glove. In order to find the right glove you need to consider what your preferences are, and in that matter the cut is essentiel.
Like I mentioned, a specific glove cut has many different names as the different brands tend to invent their own original names, and it might be a bit confusing. However, it is not quite as complicated as it seems. Basically there are 3 different glove cuts you need to know: Flat Cut, Negative Cut og Roll finger Cut:
Flat Cut is the most traditional glove cut, and it is the cut that has been used for the longest time. The cut can be recognized by the stitches that are on the outside of the latex and by its flat palm. This glove cut is a great choice for the keeper who wants a glove with a great ball control and a looser fit, as the fingers are very spacious. This cut is used by for example Liverpool's Simon Mignolet and Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon.
Other names: Expanse Cut, Regular Cut