Much of the anticipation leading into the World Cup surrounds attacking players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar—however, World Cup goalkeepers will play just as important a role in their teams’ results. These goalkeepers require excellent, high-performance goalkeeping gloves to do their jobs well, and many of them will be sporting the adidas Predator Zones range of gloves.
adidas worked with leading World Cup goalkeepers such as Spain’s Iker Casillas and Germany’s Manuel Neuer to develop the gloves. The end result is an incredible, thoughtfully designed goalkeeping glove that features three different zones, each of which is constructed differently depending on its function.
The zones include a punching zone designed to give goalkeepers maximum punching power, a grip zone that delivers excellent grip of the ball and an abrasion zone to protect goalkeepers’ palms from damage. All of these zones are designed in such a way that they do not compromise on flexibility.