is something that you will see and hear HO SOCCER say from time to time. This statement simply but proudly refers to our sense of free spirit and the fact that we will not be constrained by boundaries, as we prefer to believe that anything is possible.
In the early stages of designing an HO SOCCER glove many factors are taken into consideration. We research future colour trends many months in advance and talk to our sponsored pro keepers and coaches with regards to potential improvements required in functionality and fit so we can continue to improve our gloves wherever possible.
We believe that it's also important to consider the various playing surfaces and weather conditions and also the many different technologies and materials used in modern footballs today around the world, used in both amateur and professional leagues, to ensure that our professional latex palms perform at there best at all times.
All of these important stages are carefully considered way before we sit down and decide on our exclusive patterns and choose the best colours to compliment the gloves that we offer you.
We also consider the ergonomic requirements of the hand to achieve perfect fit, support and comfort. We also look at the availability of new innovations in raw materials to see if they fit and can be incorporated alongside our technology and design ideas.
Long before a HO SOCCER glove is available to purchase we put our gloves through long and hard 'testing sessions' with our sponsored professional keepers and coaches to obtain feedback both positive and negative to enable us to adapt and fine tune our gloves before we begin production.
Our loud and proud INFINITY pattern as featured on many of the 2016 GHOTTA gloves is one of the most unique designs we have ever put on a glove. This incredibly complicated design process takes place on a sophisticated vector graphics editor system called CorelDRAW which we often use to create our glove designs. Our system bundles CorelDraw with graphic related programs to allow us to unleash our ideas and create amazing and unique gloves.
For our 2016 INFINITY design thousands of individual lines, all at various angles, are programmed into CorelDRAW to create this unique and amazing pattern.
The Legacy pattern is another unique design from the creative minds of HO SOCCERS design team. We looked at both Celtic and ancient Mayan symbols to see if we could incorporate one of these symbols onto our gloves. We explored various possibilities to see what worked and finally we decided on a design that we felt looked great and the LEGACY glove was born!
For the 2016 Euro Finals we wanted to create a completely new glove design to celebrate everything English. The St George's flag had already been used by many goalkeeper brands so we wanted to see if we could take the concept further. Our idea was to have St George with his horse on the right hand glove fighting the Dragon on the left hand glove. The execution of this complicated design was extremely difficult but we were determined to re-create the legend and bring the story back to life. After many hours of hard work HO SOCCER'S best designer Manuel created an amazing glove of which we are very proud.
Brand new for Jan 2017 is the IKARUS glove range, the start of an exciting era for HO SOCCER and without doubt the most important step forward since the brand was born in 2001. IKARUS features our brand new 3D GEL system which gives keepers a superb punch support zone. Also, our completely new and renovated MICRO STRAP 3D makes its first appearance offering even more comfort and protection to the wrist.