Football receiver gloves need to retain their tackiness or stickiness to grip the ball. Manufacturers can promote their gloves as machine washable or recommend against washing. Regular hand washing and drying will extend the life of the glove and reduce the smell from accumulated dirt and sweat.
Hand Washing and Drying
Simple hand washing and drying will promote regular cleaning. Wipe off any clumps of dirt or debris from your gloves.
Prepare a clean sink or bucket with cold water and a few squirts of mild detergent.
Immerse the gloves into the cleaning solution and gently scrub if needed.
Thoroughly rinse the gloves with cold water until the water runs clear.
Pat the gloves dry with a towel. To maintain the shape, do not crumple or wring out the gloves.
Place on a sweater dryer to dry flat or gently hang from a clothes line to drip and dry.