While football apparel has advanced over the past 20 years, goalkeeper gloves have mostly been overlooked. Until now. This goalie glove’s minimalist aesthetic is a result of a 66-percent reduction in the number of components than the previous glove. And, thanks to the removal of superfluous padding on the back of the hand, it’s also 33-percent lighter and 47-percent thinner. Punch prints on the third and fourth knuckle provide a barrier and won’t bunch up, and they lay close to the hand, even with full extension.
The Nike Mercurial Touch Elite gloves will be available in May on nike.com.