Striking Nike Vapor Grip 3 2016-2017 Gloves Revealed

Nike will soon officially launch its new goalkeeper gloves which were already prominently displayed by the likes of Thibaut Courtois, Joe Hart and Jan Oblak at Euro 2016 and the 2016 Champions League final, respectively.

Essentially identical to their predecessor, the Nike Vapor 3 gloves boast the Swoosh's patented Grip3 technology for optimal control. A 4mm-thick 'sticky' foam in the palm is designed to absorb impact and enhance grip, while the hook-and-loop wristband is easily adjusted for customized comfort. They are available in two equally-striking paint jobs.

Nike Vapor Grip 3 - Bright Citrus / Volt / Black

Already worn by some of the best keepers on the biggest stages of the game, the orange-and-pink Nike Vapor Grip 3 16-17 gloves are dominated by gradient, fading from garish green at the finger tips towards pink at the palm. A large Swoosh rounds off a design that is sure to stand out.

Nike Vapor Grip 3 - Total Crimson / Hyper Grape / Obsidian

The same approach was chosen for the second colorway, although the colors of the red-and-purple Nike Vapor Grip 3 gloves are a good bit less vibrant. Here, the inside of the gloves is white.

Both of the eye-catching new Nike Vapor Grip 3 goalkeeper gloves will go on sale from July and are already available to pre-order at some retailers. They retail at $120 (€90).

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