These gloves are currently being sold for 109.99 on most websites, but I was able to get them from Cageside a few months ago for 54.99, so it was so far so good. These were my first high quality gloves and you can really feel why they charge what they do. Firstly, these are designed for bag and mitt work, not for sparring. Out of the box, they were a little stiff, but by about the 3rd heavy bag session they were broken in well. The foam compacts, but the punches still feel very well cushioned and I haven't felt any knuckle pain during my bag workouts (Bas' Boxing CD, 3 min. rounds). Sometimes I miss that old knuckle pain lol, but I like these gloves a lot. I have heard people complain about the velcro closure wearing out on the Fairtex, but mine is still holding tight. The only thing that isn't great is that these gloves are 12oz. There are other sizes available (14, 16, 18oz) but these were the only ones in stock at the time. I would recommend picking up the 16oz if you can. Overall, I'm very satisfied; 9.7/10. Hope this helps.