Top critical review
Good initially but the durability isn't great.
on 10 May 2014
I bought these gloves about a year ago. At first they were awesome. Really good grip and function for the first season I played with them. They worked great in all weathers, particularly in light rain where they're constantly being cleaned but not forming a slick on the palms.
However, their durability is regretfully not great. This season, they've started to develop wear on the backs of the hands, and on the fingertips. The worst part is that the grip has almost completely gone. Even after repetitive wiping with clean water they lose their tack after about one or two plays. It seems to have come on quite suddenly as well, for me it wasn't a gradual decline. It's been over the last two games and I've been taken by surprise by the loss of grip. To be fair, they have been used pretty heavily, which probably accelerated the decline. I've used them every time I play football, be it in games, practice, or just chucking a ball around with mates. However, I still wouldn't expect the grip to have almost completely gone by the end of two seasons. So, I probably wouldn't buy these again due to my concerns over their durability. Instead I'd go for a set of Nike Vapors or similar.