Nike Mercurial Touch Elite goalie gloves are radical

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.