The flat palm cut is a classic and still popular cut to this day and one of the originals to emerge once the goalkeeper glove market began to develop. On a flat palm cut, you will see that its stitched gusset is located on the outside vs. the inside of cuts that utilize negative; this gives a looser feel. The cut consists of a single piece of latex. This is attached to the back of the glove, with the gussets in between the fingers and palm.
Palm embossed following the natural lines of the palm support the hand's natural grasping movement. This provides high flexibility and maximum ball control with unaltered grip qualities.
Roll finger goalkeeper gloves are one of the most popular and traditional cuts currently available. They are named "roll finger" due to the fact that the backhand is connected to the palm and does not use gussets. The result is the latex rolled/curved around the fingers, which provides great latex contact with the ball, but is not as snug or tight as a feel in comparison to negative cut gloves or hybrids that use negative. While it does provide a comfortable feel, some may view it as a slightly larger or "bulkier" cut vs. negative type gloves.
Roll Finger V shape
Roll finger goalkeeper gloves are one of the most popular and traditional cuts currently available. They are named "roll finger" because the backhand is connected to the palm and does not use gussets. The latex rolled/curved around the fingers, which provides great latex contact with the ball. The latex wraps almost completely into fingers, thus providing greater grip area, is a tailored fit, and exerts a little pressure on the fingers. This cut is the preferred choice of professional keepers for its excellent fitting and performance.
The Roll-Hybrid cut blends the positives of both a roll finger glove as well as the breathability of the flat cut. The fingertips of this cut maintain the rolled style, which provides the maximum surface area available on the fingers during shot-stopping. Further down the fingers, you'll find added gussets that aid in ventilation between your fingers. We've seen this glove cut to become one of the more popular styles lately as it blends the two most popular styles of cuts over the past decade.
The "Negative Roll" cut is a hybrid style that combines negative and Roll Finger to produce an even greater level of comfort, fit, and feel. The fingers are rolled in the same way any roll finger glove will, but the inside of the palm is stitched much like a negative glove. The benefits of this combination mean that if a snug fit is your thing. You are a fan of negative gloves, you can have an even better fit but with more latex contact on the ball, thanks to the rolled fingers.
This cut has inner seams. It loses some latex surface, but you get a better fit and feel. It is a very technical cut, very adjusted, so you get maximum sensation when contacting the soccer ball. They are similar to the Flat Cut. They use a single piece of latex attached to the backhand via gussets; the critical difference is that the stitching/gussets are inside the glove. This provides a much tighter and snug fit with control on the ball.
This cut is also very famous for being the choice of Pro goalkeepers. With the latex wrap overlapping from the front of the palm to the index finger and pinky finger. A special thumb wrap is also placed for extra protection and a single-handed grip of the ball. It makes the glove fit as a single piece of latex.