Shockball Gloves are made with a variety of fabrics and materials, from neo-leather to bantha hide. They also contain simple electrical components designed to insulate and store a charge. This allows the wearer to not only catch a shockball, but also to stun opponents with just a touch.
While the iconic image of the glove is four fingers and a thumb, the glove is tailored to the shape and size of each user and designed to accommodate the race of the wearer. In some of the bigger leagues you will even find sponsorship adorning the gloves, in addition to the name of the glove's manufacturer.
Shockball itself is a sport of two opposing teams, with multiple incarnations of the rules across the galaxy. One of the major variants involves two teams attempting to stun each other, with the team who has the most conscious members after a set time winning. While the other major variant has the two teams attempting to throw the shockball into opposing goals, using either their hands or ball scoops. In either case, players of the game are required to wear a Shockball Glove to protect them from the shock of the ball.
The professional leagues strictly regulate Shockball Gloves to make sure they fall inline with safety guidelines, not only to ensure the wearer is given adequate protection from the shockball, but to also make sure that the shock of the glove itself does not exceed dangerous and terminal limits. Despite this, there are still cases of players, and even whole teams, breaking these regulations to give themselves a competitive edge, adding scandal to an already dramatic sport.