In recent weeks, some customers purchasing gloves may have seen a difference in the gloves sizes to what they have previously had. Where previously glove sizes may have been available in half sizes, i.e. 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 etc some gloves are now only available in full sizes – 8, 9, 10 and so on.
EU Manufacturers have gradually been changing sizes on their gloves so that they are now sized in accordance with EU sizing rather than UK Sizing. However, where the glove sizing may have changed in terms of specification, the actual physical glove hasn’t changed at all. This means that physically the gloves are the exact same size as before, and the only change is the size stated on the glove which is usually half a size larger than the size it was previously labelled as.
Whilst this change in glove sizes may be an inconvenience to some in the short term, we hope that this will eventually result in better standardisation of glove sizes in the UK and the EU and bring further ease of ordering for all parties, therefore stockholding for both distributors and consumers will become simpler rather than cause further confusion.
Below is our guide to making sure you have the right glove sizes.