Contour d3o goalkeeper gloves – the shock absorbers

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Well, they can’t make a football boot to protect your foot, but good news for England’s World Cup goalies – there is a goalkeeping glove that can protect your hand from the stresses and strains of a football match – the Contour d3o goalkeeper glove.

d3o is a unique shock absorbing material that protects the player from sudden impact, whilst still allowing total freedom of movement. It uses "intelligent molecules" that flow with you as you move, but lock together on impact, absorbing the impact’s energy. The Contour d3o glove is the first product to use it commercially.

d30 claims the gloves have been tested successfully by some of the world’s top goalkeepers – well, Jerzy Dudek and Wigan Athletic’s Mike Pollitt anyway. And for you budding Paul Robinsons, they’ll be available to buy from major high street sports retailers from 1st July for around £55.

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