I've read from some people these are for sparring. Now here's where it got confusing. If you look at the CSI website they list the gloves for sparring. But in their magazine they have them listed them as a bag glove. I scanned the magazine on the bottom to show you. Fairtex Safety Sparring Gloves-Combatsports.com Magazine I emailed them and got this as a reply: Anyone have these or know any further info?