Gloves

American Football Gloves

History

Football gloves became involved in football before the 1980s and 1990s. Back then these gloves only served to keep the hands warm. American Football is played in all weather conditions, including below freezing point. Under these conditions it’s terrible for players as it causes players to lose feeling in their fingers and palms. This makes it nearly impossible to grip a ball effectively.

The gloves at this time were designed to keep players' hands warm. The gloves were not functional and were not made for catching the ball. That is why the players who had little contact with the ball only wore gloves like the attacking and defensive linemen. Some defenders also wore football gloves. Some players had oven mitt-like gloves to keep them warm, but the glove had no other function. Some players wore very large and compact gloves which caused players' hands to perspire during the game. In freezing temperatures this is terrible because it will change sweat into ice. The first football gloves are just a distant ancestor of what has existed until today.

Gloves have evolved enormously from the 80s to the present day. This has been done in terms of style and content of the glove. Players focused on gloves to regain an edge. This was done by low-level but also mid-level guys who wanted to get a head start in the elite league. Jerry Rice also had gloves developed and rocked himself during that time. Jerry Rice was an all-time leader in American Football statistics at the time.

In recent years, the style of the glove has also developed beyond the technique of the glove. Originally, the gloves had the team colors with perhaps the player's number or initials on them. Nowadays the gloves look like works of art. Gloves are a real hype these days. Nowadays you also see a lot of possibilities for customizing the gloves.

Football Gloves

Forelle offers different types of American Football gloves. We have the best American Football gloves for adults, youth and kids. Each glove is unique in its own way. We offer gloves for every position in the field. For the offense, this can be a wide receiver, receiver, tackle guard, center guard, tight end, quarterback, fullback / running back, halfback / running back. As example for the receiver, the best glove for the receiver are the Nike American football gloves. Nike American Football gloves feels like a second skin what gives the players a very natural feeling with catching the balls. You also see that plenty of players are wearing sticky gloves during games. This is especially useful for Wide Receivers and Tight Ends.

We also offer various gloves for defense. We have gloves for safety, cornerback, middle linebacker, outside linebacker, end, tackle, nickelback and dime back players. For the back players like quarterbacks we have specific gloves with extra protection what covers the hands of the players while they are running from opponents.

We also offer gloves for the positions of the special teams. For the holder, long snapper, punter, kicker or punt. We have different types of gloves for all positions. Each glove has unique specifications that match the positions. Except that we also have differences in prices. We have cheap American Football gloves but also gloves from a higher level.

We have included enough gloves in our range so that everything is in stock. We also have different brands in stock. We have different Adidas American Football gloves, like the Adidas Freak Max 2.0. We also have Cutters American football gloves, like the S931 Force 2.0 Lineman. These are made for the position lineman. For the receivers we also have Evoshield American football gloves. These are receiver gloves in two different models.

The brand that cannot be missed are the Nike American Football gloves. We have many different models of this, including the American football receiver gloves. We also have the Under Armour American football gloves in our range and provide optimal grip when catching the ball.

We also have gloves that match with different clubs such as the 49ers, Cowboys, Packers, Patriots, Seahawks, Steelers.

User moments        

The American Football gloves can be used at any time of the year. The gloves can even be used in winter when it is freezing. The gloves are designed to keep your hands warm while playing. They are also designed in a way that if you wear them in the summer, they ventilate enough. This helps against sweaty hands. No need to buy special gloves for winter. The American football gloves are designed for all weather conditions. A player can use these gloves at any moment. For matches players can use exclusive American Football gloves but they can also use their daily gloves.

Specifications

The gloves that we offer in our range contain different specifications. The gloves distinguish each other from flexibility to well-protected. This ensures that the gloves meet consumer requirements. Our gloves are breathable and quick-drying. This reduces sweat and keeps the gloves warm. There is also variation in the flexibility of the gloves. Some are super flexible which makes catching the ball easier or the glove is a bit stiffer due to the protection of the glove which helps you protect the ball. Because of these gloves, players will perform better which leads to better results. Other gloves also have Velcro closure for a personalized fit. They also have silicone palms for a better grip. There are also overlays that ensure that the glove stays in place. Finally, the gloves also have inserts on the fingers, which ensures a natural freedom of movement. you have wide or narrow hands. This doesn't matter. we have different sizes in stock so you don't have to wait for your gloves.

Safety

Nowadays the gloves are increasingly better equipped with protection, while the quality of the glove's flexibility does not deteriorate. The gloves have padded palms and a double wrist strap which provides extra wrist support and top protection for the fingers and wrists.

The Cutters Reinforcer is a patented system that provides ultimate protection for the lineman. This system prevents the fingers from hyper-extending. This minimizes the risk of injuries leading to optimal performance for the team.

For example, the adidas gloves contain a JAM-PAD which ensures a high density for ultimate durability and protection. This protects a lineman well in the role he fulfills in the field.

Standards

Due to the various accidents that have happened in the past, a number of organizations have been established that focus on reducing injuries and accidents within the American football sport. These are the NFHS, NCAA, NOCSAE and the SFIA. The gloves we sell within Forelle meet these standards, which guarantees sport and safety at the same time.

Grip

The grip of the glove is one of the practical parts. By having an optimal grip, a receiver will get a grip boost, making it easier for him to catch the ball. This will lead to better results. The gloves are also increasingly flexible, making them more comfortable. For example, Under Armor uses GlueGrip technology which ensures optimal ball control. Cutters uses C-Tack as the basis for giving optimal grip to the glove.

Conform

It is very important that a glove is comfortable. The receiver or lineman should not feel like he is wearing these. Each brand uses different materials to make this as comfortable as possible. Under Armor does this with mesh which provides stretch and flexibility. Under Armor uses HEATGEAR to keep the gloves warm and airy. Adidas uses CLIMACOOL which ensures good ventilation in the glove which ensures that no sweat accumulates and that the glove dries quickly and stays warm. With TechFit, Adidas ensures that the glove fits optimally.

Washing instructions

All gloves can be washed so that they are fresh again for the next training or competition. It is easy to indicate how this should be done and this also ensures that the glove regains its good grip with certain gloves.

Materials

The gloves are made of different materials. This depends on which position the glove is intended for. For the receiver, more mesh is probably used, which ensures that the glove is comfortable. For receivers, silicone and polyester are often used. More lining can also be used by means of pads, which provides extra protection. More often, these gloves also contain spandex and chloroprene rubber. This provides extra protection.

Brands

Adams Adidas
All-Star Benson
Crep Cutters
Douglas Gilman
Gorilla Gold GSI by Riddell
Jugs Lizard Skins
Majestic Makura
Markwort Masterpieces
McDavid Mitchell & Ness
Neumann New Balance
New Era Nike
P2I Rawlings
Reebok Richardson
Riddell Schutt
Shock Doctor SKLZ
Smitty SportStar
The Northwest Company Trace
Twin City Under Armour
Wilson Xenith
XO Athletic