The Rome RX3 Goalie glove has the best goalie thumb protection on the market this year for sure !! Debuted at the Maverik Showtime this summer, these gloves were an instant hit with the top 16 high school goalies in the country. Why?? The thumb is low profile, light weight, but hard as a rock. The lower profile means a ball is less likely to catch you from the front and peel you back. These will be on the hands of the top collegiate goalies in the nation this year. They are priced well, but any price is actually worth paying if they help keep you on the field !! Trust us... look no further this season.. this is the best elite level glove on the market.. period... end of story !!!