Goalkeeper gloves as an indispensable elementequipment keeper football gate appeared relatively recently, no earlier than the sixties of the last century. Before that goalkeepers completely dispensed with them.
Statistics of injuries to the goalkeeper during the ball was not scored.
Gloves goalkeeper first appeared in the world infar back in 1885, when one William Sykes took a patent for making gloves for a football goalkeeper. Gloves were made of thick skin, other design features are unknown. But, judging by the fact that goalkeepers for many decades did without protective gloves, the novelty did not take root. And only in the second half of the century past this element of equipment comes into fashion and eventually becomes mandatory for goalkeepers.
Later, the goalkeeper left the sport and, based a smallworkshop, established the production of goalkeeper gloves and their export to neighboring France under the brand name Standreo. To adapt the unusual Italian name to the French ear, it was soon replaced by Stanno. Under this brand the company is still flourishing. Wide audience name Stanno, perhaps, will not say anything, but in the football environment it is known very well.
Modern goalkeeper gloves can be withoutexaggeration to call high-tech products. It's not just gloves with lining and hard fixing pads to improve grip. The palm surface is made of latex with a thickness of four to six millimeters. To secure the gloves on the arm and prevent a wrist injury, an elastic band with "Velcro" is used. On the fingers - mesh inserts for ventilation of hands.
Some of the best among professionals are consideredgoalkeeper gloves Adidas. German super-concern "Adidas" specializes in the production of sports equipment, clothes and shoes, and its name has long been synonymous with the standard in the world of sports.
Worldwide, improvement continuessports equipment. This applies not only to gloves, but also to much more complex items of equipment and equipment. Modern sport is too big and serious business to resist the temptation to "cut down money" on the constant race of new sports equipment, uniforms and shoes. Somehow it happened that athletes performing at high level competitions should be in the best shape - both literally and figuratively. They, of course, will receive it from the manufacturer for free, they will also be paid for it. But those who seek to copy their idols, put for a similar in the sports store a round sum.