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Goalkeeping Guru Uses Nike's Revolutionary Strapless Gloves And They Fall Apart

Goalkeeping Guru Uses Nike's Revolutionary Strapless Gloves And They Fall Apart

Nike's new strapless 'Mercurial Touch' gloves were deemed to be revolutionary and game-changing by many including ourselves, but it seems as though they might not be all what they are cracked up to be.

The likes of Jack Butland and Alisson Becker have both previously been snapped donning the new gloves, which have been released ahead of the World Cup.

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It features no traditional wrist wrap approach and instead comprises of a revolutionary reverse-stitched gusset wrap. It's specifically designed for fit, touch and natural motion and made up with perforated foam mesh which provides an enhanced and extremely snug fit.

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But while that all sounds nice and dandy, goalkeeping enthusiast and gloves guru Alberto Ruiz's stint with the gloves brought about some serious issues.

Posting on his Instagram account which has 26.9k followers, he explained he used the gloves for three weeks and on five occasions and showed the concerning end results - that being that they have been severely ripped and damaged.

You assume more details of how they got in that state are to come but it's not the best for Nike's new goalkeeping product - and it could well put off shotstoppers from using them.

The sportswear giant are yet to comment on the images that have surfaced.

Topics: Goalkeepers, Football News, Football, Goalkeeper, Nike

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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