Please note that due to the high quality composition and manufacturing process of our Supreme Contact Latex, it is always advisable to pre-wash your new gloves in clean, lukewarm water until all the red/brown chemical residue has been washed from the gloves and the water runs clear – You may need to repeat the process several times to give your gloves the best possible preparation before their first use.


Even though our superb Supreme Contact Latex is sourced direct from the home of latex production, Germany, it is not invincible from the same wear and tear that occurs with all goalkeeper gloves.


Wear and tear occurs even during their first use and is down to the natural structural properties of latex combined with the associated variables of play (surface type/goalkeeper technique/washing technique etc).


You will typically find that the higher quality latex in terms of grip and comfort will suffer from degradation at a quicker rate than the cheaper, harder compounds.


Despite this, there are several things you can do (and not do) to help maximise the performance and lifespan of your HEDERA gloves.



  • Moisten the palms with water (warm if possible) before and during use
  • Wash by hand in clean, warm water IMMEDIATELY after EVERY use

DO Dry:

  • Naturally in a cool, well-ventilated room



  • Wash in a washing machine
  • Use any form of abrasive cloth or ‘scrubber’
  • ‘Wring’ the gloves out


  • In a tumble dryer
  • On a radiator
  • Using a hair/hand dryer
  • In front of a fire
  • With an iron
  • In an airing cupboard
  • In direct sunlight



  • Try to use closed fists instead of your palms when picking yourself up from the floor as this will avoid unnecessary abrasion of the palm latex.
  • Try applying pressure to the gloves with a towel/kitchen roll to absorb excess water before leaving them to air-dry naturally.
  • Try stuffing the gloves with newspaper or kitchen roll when leaving to dry naturally as this will help the glove to retain its shape and absorb any excess water on the inside of the glove.
  • Do NOT store the gloves with the palms touching as the latex may stick together leading to unnecessary damage when pulled apart.