Rumado | Goalkeeper Glove Care Guide


As a goalkeeper, you know that your gloves are one of the most important pieces of equipment you have. They protect your hands from impact, help you grip the ball, and keep you comfortable during long games and practice sessions. But like any other piece of gear, gloves need to be properly cared for in order to stay in good condition. Neglecting to care for your gloves can cause them to break down prematurely, which means you’ll have to replace them more often.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to properly care for your Rumado goalkeeper gloves so they last longer and perform at their best. We’ll also give you some tips on what to do if your gloves get wet or dirty.

How to Wash and Clean Goal Keeper Gloves?

Cleaning and washing your gloves is one of the most important steps in this goalkeeper glove care guide. Your gloves soak a lot of dirt, sweat, and debris throughout the day which could end up damaging the latex eventually. In this guide, you will learn maintenance tips to wash and clean this goalkeeping essential and keep it for a long time. 

  1. The best way to wash your gloves is by hand using mild soap and water. Using harsh chemicals or detergents can harm the gloves’ fabric, causing them to disintegrate faster than they should.
  2. To clean your gloves, start by wetting them down with tap water. Then add a small amount of mild soap to a sponge or cloth and massage it into the gloves. Rinse the gloves thoroughly with clean water to remove all traces of soap.
  3. If your gloves are particularly dirty or smelly, you may need to soak them overnight in a solution of mild soap and water.
  4. Use your hands and fingers to rinse any dirt off your goalie gloves. Using a brush or any harsh object could damage the fibers.
  5. Dirt and sweat can accumulate over time in your gloves if you don’t wash them regularly. If they’ve come into contact with something that could be detrimental to your health, it’s also a smart approach to disinfect them.
  6. Once your gloves are clean, you can either air dry them or put them in a warm place to dry. Do not put them in direct sunlight or in a clothes dryer, which can damage the material.
  7. Do not machine wash your gloves to protect them from disfigurement.

How To Dry Your Gloves After Wash?

Following a thorough wash and drying, we recommend blotting the gloves with a towel to remove any remaining moisture before allowing them to air dry. To avoid damaging the latex, do not use a towel to wipe or scrape them.

You can also leave them on a clothesline or in the bathroom, but keep in mind that they should not be exposed to direct sunshine or moisture.

Leaving your gloves out to dry for long hours could cause them to go brittle which will have negative impacts on their longevity and performance.


  1. Exposing them near the fire
  2. Hanging them on a clothesline in direct sunlight
  3. Putting them in a clothes dryer
  4. Leaving them in the bathroom while showering
  5.  Pressing or ironing them

How To Store Your Goalkeeper Gloves?

Proper storage is essential to prolong the life of your gloves. 

When not in use, store your gloves in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or heat. An ideal location would be a closet or drawer. You can also store your gloves in a breathable bag or container to keep them clean and free of dust.

If you plan on storing your gloves for an extended period of time, we recommend adding a sachet of silica gel to absorb moisture and prevent the latex from deteriorating.

Important Maintenance Tips For Goalkeeping Gloves :


Before Play:

Always pre-wash your new gloves before playing to ensure there are no chemicals from the production process left in the gloves. This process will activate the latex and promise maximum grip.

Before each use, it’s important to inspect your gloves for any tears, rips, or holes. If you find any damage, do not use the gloves and replace them immediately.

It’s also good to apply a thin layer of goalkeeper glove cream or oil to the latex palm. This will help to protect the latex from drying out and will also improve grip in wet conditions.

Do not use petroleum jelly, as this can damage the latex.

During Play:

Your gloves will need to be re-conditioned regularly during play to prevent the latex from drying out and to maintain optimal grip. We recommend using a goalkeeper glove spray or cream after every game or training session.

Be sure to apply the spray or cream evenly across the entire palm, paying special attention to the areas that see the most wear and tear.

After Play:

Once you’ve finished playing, it’s necessary to clean your gloves as soon as possible to eliminate any residues of sweat, debris, or dirt that could cause the latex to deteriorate. Follow the steps in our “Cleaning Tips for Goalkeeper Gloves” section above to properly clean your gloves.

How To Prevent Latex Degradation?

Rumado uses only the highest quality latex in our goalie gloves, which offer durability, robustness, and the best grip in every weather condition. But keeping the rough use of gloves in mind,  even the best latex will degrade over time. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to prolong the life of your gloves and prevent premature degradation.


Ways To Prevent Latex Degradation:

  • Avoid exposure to sunlight: Sunlight causes the latex to become brittle and can cause irreparable damage. Be sure to store your gloves in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or heat.
  • Avoid exposure to heat: Latex’s sticky characteristic can be worsened by heat, which can also cause permanent damage. Store your gloves in a cool, dry spot out of the way of heat and sunshine.
  • Avoid exposure to moisture: Damage to the latex can be irreversible if it is exposed to moisture. Store your gloves in a cool, dry spot out of the way of heat and sunshine. We recommend adding a silica gel sachet to your glove storage if you plan on keeping them for an extended period of time.
  • Avoid exposure to chemicals: When chemicals are used, the latex might degrade and perhaps cause permanent damage to the product. Wash your new gloves first to remove any chemicals from the manufacturing process. Use mild detergents.
  • Avoid frequent washing: Frequent washing can cause the latex to deteriorate. If you must wash your gloves, follow the steps in our “Cleaning Tips for Gloves” section above. Let your gloves air dry completely before using them again.