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Excellent intermediate glove
on August 19, 2012
As a former Div-II and semi-pro goalie now in my late 30s, I've been looking for something fairly inexpensive that will hold up to the adult leagues I play in. I've tried out MANY different pairs of gloves in the last 25 years, and these are one of my favorite "cheap" pairs.
In the past, I'd have used these for training only, and would've only needed them to last a month or so. Now I use them as a match glove as the people I play against are weak Div-I or Div-II college players at best. So far, these are holding up very well to outdoor games 2x a week.
The grip and padding on these are excellent, and have a durometer very adequate for all but top-level college goalies or higher. Not sure how they'd hold up if you're an average goalie and dig the ground often, but with proper form, but they are holding up very well above expectations for me.
These are easily a great pair of gloves for high-school and travel players, and wish I'd had something of this quality (and price range) 25 years ago.
UPDATE 4/29/13... Well, this pair of gloves made it through 3.5 sessions of indoor (don't even want to count the # of games!), which is better than I can say for any pair I've ever owned near this price point. In the past, I've always bought another pair somewhere near the start of the 3rd session and used them part way into outdoor season. Although the padding on the fingers is worn through (worn off?), they are still amazingly sticky, and I am very impressed. Just ordered another pair of these, even though there is a newer version available - I like tried and true.