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i have the lace up version, these are fine gloves they make a good fist and i can open my hand and close with no problem, there not bulky like most 16 ounce gloves since the glove is more evenly distributed they are more narrower, and offer excelent protection for you and your opponent. they are a little expensive but you get what you pay for.
Great quality gloves, not bulky, however I cannot make a solid fist in these. I wish they were more flexible, and offered shorter cuff.
Best and most protective glove i ever used. Its a really padded puncher glove. Gives great wrist protection and great hand protection. I think ringside stopped making these gloves and the gloves are the best gloves they had.
I have these gloves in 18oz, and they are super bulky compared to mexican style gloves. They are really soft on the inside, although it is hard to make a natural fist. The protection and quality are both top notch. The cuff is super long as well.
They’re soft but they still need a few sessions to break in to your fist. Very thick padding around the wrists and on the knuckles. Long cuff, well balanced. Leather is a step below Reyes and the other high-end brands.
Your punching surface is more of a square than a rectangle. You land with your whole fist rather than just the knuckles. Sounds like a bad thing but I actually like it. You can punch as hard as you please in these. Once they’re broken in, you can make a perfect balled-up fist. The wrist support is some of the best I’ve seen.
As mentioned, they’re bulky. Hard to sneak a shot through, but also easy to cover up and defend yourself. Perfect sparring gloves.
These gloves are very well built and do last, but that is about it. They are horribly designed for their application. If you only throw straight punches then they might be OK for you, but if you actually box, keeping your combos tight, counter, hook and uppercut off the jab then these aren’t the gloves for you. The biggest drawback to these gloves is they will destroy your arms. Making and maintaining a complete fist is difficult and the wrist-cuffs are excessively stiff. Blocking correctly and turning your punches over will injure your arms. Without fail, after every sparring session when using these gloves I have either injured my elbows, forearms, biceps, thumbs or ruptured a tendon (multiple times – not cheap to replace).