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Glove Showcase: Ederson Moraes

Ederson Santana de Moraes began his career São Paulo in 2008 before moving to Portugal to join Benfica. He left Benfica to join Ribeirão where he made his first senior appearance, going on to make 29 appearances. This earned him a move to Rio Ave. During this time he was teammates with fellow star goalkeeper Jan Oblak. Due to a great string of performances he caught the eye of his former club Benfica which he rejoined in 2015. After a period with Benfica B, Ederson became an important member of the Benfica squad. His final move to this date came in June 2017 where he joined Manchester City for £35 MILLION, from that time he has surpassed 150 appearances for the club.

The Manchester City stopper was for a long time a Nike goalkeeper, but now is a huge part of the Puma Goalkeeping brand. Wearing an SMU of the popular Puma Future glove, with editions of his SMU being made available to the public in limited numbers.

The SMU is a hybrid glove which combines the Roll Finger and Negative Cut, providing a snug cut with a large surface area for catching or parrying. This cut is not too dissimilar to the cut worn by Ederson during his time with Nike with it being reminiscent to the Nike VG3 Cut on the more recent models which do not feature the finger wrapping. With 4mm Supersoft latex the glove provides excellent grip even in the tough conditions, this is combined with the interior latex which is embossed to a wave pattern allows for extra tactility when handling with these gloves.

The backhand of these gloves is a combination of a knitted backhand which is common with all of the Puma Future gloves but with the latex punching area that can only be found on take down models, which only have a single wrap thumb and no interior latex.

The glove is topped off with an elasticated fabric strap which allows for a more personalised fit, this is inline with the Puma retail models that feature a strap rather than the unique zipping feature that is found on many Puma Future gloves, those worn by goalkeepers such as Jan Oblak.

Many top goalkeepers have SMU models which are unavailable to the public, with only limited pairs being made available when new colour-ways are released, these gloves that are released are only available for goalkeepers who wear similar size to the pro they are made for. This is unfair for the young goalkeepers who look to be like their idols, we as a brand are bridging that gap and providing gloves with features normally reserved for the professionals to the open market. Our range is available now in our store

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