For any lacrosse goalie, your biggest asset is your hands. You need to make sure you find the best fitting lacrosse goalie gloves for your style of play, so you can make all the saves! The biggest difference between goalie gloves and regular field player gloves are the amount of protection for the thumbs. Goalie gloves come with an extra layer of padding which helps to absorb the hard shots. This padding can also help against shots breaking or hyper-extending your thumb. There are three factors that our Pros look for in their lacrosse goalie gloves when they step into the cage; flexibility, protection, and grip. Flexibility keeps your hands comfortable in the gloves and also helps grip the shaft since the bigger thumb pads can make the gloves sometimes feel bulky and tough to move. There are benefits to the bigger goalies gloves as well! They provide more protection and help soften the blow of the shots that may hit you in the thumb and hand. Finally, the grip of the glove is also very important. A good grip allows you to hold the goalie lacrosse shaft and make sure that the fast shots do not knock the stick around as well help on the outlet passes while clearing.
One of our favorite gloves, when it comes to the protection, is the Maverik Rome Goalie Gloves. This is due to the TorqueLoc 2 thumb design, which provides protection against impacts to the interior of the thumb and guards against hyperextension of the finger. The gloves are designed with Poron XRD foam which is soft to the touch but will harden upon impact. This technology gives additional protection to the thumb and index finger.
Another very protective lacrosse goalie glove is the STX Shield 500. Due to the large thumb plate that covers the whole thumb including the tip. This large plate helps protect your thumbnail while also preventing your thumb from being bent backwards.
If you are looking for the most flexible goalie lacrosse glove on the market look no further than the UA Command Pro Goalie Lacrosse Glove. This glove looks and feels like a pair of gloves that you’d see a field player wearing. The only thing differentiating these from the regular UA Command Pro 2 Lacrosse Gloves is the black thumb cap at the end of the thumbs, protecting your fingertips. These gloves are extremely flexible due to the breakdown in the thumb padding, which allows you to actually move your thumb around in a circle! Not many goalie gloves offer this ability!
If you are looking for the perfect combination of flexibility while not sacrificing anything in terms of protection look no further than the Brine King Elite Goalie Glove. Your four other fingers can move freely in these gloves, allowing for tremendous feeling and you do not have to worry about your thumbs lacking protection. The thumb plate in these gloves helps protect your thumb against hard shots and is designed to be two separate pieces so you can still move your thumb around enough to grip the shaft when making a save. The King line of gloves has been a favorite of our pros for a while now, dating all the way back to the original King goalie gloves.
One of our favorite palms for goalie gloves belongs to the Warrior Nemesis Pro Goalie Lacrosse Gloves due to the Pro Palm+ technology. This glove is another one of our Pros favorites due to the great combination of protection, flexibility, and grip. There is a wrist cuff on the glove, which allows you total freedom of movement. Another benefit of the Pro Palm+ Technology is that there is increased breathability to help keep your hands cool during the hot summer months. This year Warrior updated their thumb with improved lock thumb technology which protects the thumb from bending back when taking a shot. On top of the knuckles, these lacrosse goalie gloves have impact foam which helps absorb the shock from when shots hit you in your hands.
Another pair of goalie gloves that have awesome grip is the Maverik M4 Goalie Gloves. These are our only goalie gloves that made our top sellers list for all gloves, so they are extremely popular! Much like the Maverik Rome RX3 Goalie Gloves these gloves have the TorqueLoc2 technology that protects against hyper-extension and high-velocity shots. What makes the grip so great is the Ax-Suede material used in all the M4 gloves that are so popular with the field guys due to the amount of feeling you get on the shaft. This will make your life a lot easier when it comes to throwing outlet passes on the clear.
You can find the best lacrosse goalie gloves at LAX.com and we can help find the pair that is perfect for you! Unsure of your size? Check out our glove sizing chart. If you have any other questions about which pair would be right for you give us a call at 855-255-5294 or send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to talk to a pro and we can get you squared away!
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