“ Brand: Adidas / Type: Football gloves „
As a full time member of the 'unfit club', I recently got involved in a kick about with a group of friends at my university, on the all weather pitch.
The only position I used to play was Goalkeeper, so thought I would play this position.
After deciding it would be far too cold to play without gloves, I took a trip to my local Sports Direct store in town.
Now living in a small town, the choice was thin. I thought I would take a gamble with these, as they were not the cheapest, but I had heard about the Titanium brand.
Now as soon as you take them out the pack, you can almost feel the strong quality of the gloves.
Once you actually put them on, they feel substantially thick and solid. "Not gonna get any injuries with these bad boys" was my initial thought!
Now I must admit, although these gloves are very sturdy, they are almost too stiff to get any decent amount of flexibility. such as I found it difficult to even make a fist motion.
The actual grip on the gloves were absolutely amazing.
I've only used them once so I couldn't really comment on durability, but I would guess these will last a long time.
Are they worth the extra money? It all depends how serious a player you are. From my point of view they were not as I probably won't be playing for a long time, and a cheaper brand like Umbro would of been fine.
When recently asked by friends to resume my one time flourishing five a side goalkeeping days, I had no hesitation in agreeing and found myself having to make a rush purchase of a set of Gaolie gloves and promptly went for the brand I knew and trusted best, Adidas. After asking the shop attendant for the latest line of Adidas products I was pointed in the direction of the fingersave items and went for this, the Adidas Fingersave Titanium which I was told have been newly redesigned.
Upon putting the glove on it feels very comfortable. As with all Adidas products it is well made, crafted with care and will last. This is a far more comfortable glove than my previous purchases and feels nicely tight around the hand and fingers giving that extra sense of control which is good for goalkeepers.
The product looks stylish and the black/silver combo works a treat but must admit the green on the strap looks a bit out of place.
The Velcro is nice and tight and unlike some other gloves I have used there was no need to constantly tighten the glove during games. It takes hard shots and absorbs the power well without moving out of place.
The gloves have a good protective layer around the fingers, hence the fingersave pun, and this gives confidence dealing with power shots, ideal for five a side. The gloves also absorb the sting from shots well and provide excellent grip on the ball so Robert Green esque disasters should be avoided.
All in all in terms of gaolie gloves I would never look elsewhere other than Adidas and this is a top notch glove that provides control, protection, comfort and grip all in one.
Adidas yet again have yet again saved every goalkeeper ( excuse the pun )from the depths of despair by redesigning the new Fingersave glove. Or did they............. The new Fingersave from Adidas just dont seem to be as rigid as the older 'models'. I have been using Fingersave for the last 3 seasons and the latest model, although still a good fit and quite comfortable, they definately are not as useful as the older pairs. My advice to any oalkeeper out there is that If you are wanting a new pair of glove, without a shadow of a doubt buy Fingersave, but try to buy an older pair. NB: The older pairs have rigdes from the top of the finger to the back of the hand and are usually bright yellow.