Manufacturer's description: High density, compressed training gloves for heavy pounding on bags, pads, and focus mitts. Not recommended for sparring. Efficiently balanced for an extra-tight fit. Extended, triple-ribbed sleeve with Velcro cuff provides maximum support without restriction of movement. Locked pre-curved thumb helps prevent eye and thumb injuries. Dual-layered latex foam core delivers protection with solid force-feedback. Handmade in Thailand. Top grain leather shell. Triple-layer latex foam core for heavy impact absorption. Contoured hand compartment and pre-curved thumb. Cost: $102.55, no import fees The gloves themselves cost $79.95 Fit: I heard a lot of people describe these gloves as super stiff from the start, and its kind of true. There are sleek like a good mexican glove, but the foam is far from the hardest padding I've ever used. My old everlast pro training gloves were much harder than these. My gloves sat on the Fed Ex truck all day in 20 degree weather, and they're still not that stiff. They are somewhat springy feeling. I still wouldn't use these against someone, but they aren't as stiff as some people have built them up to be. These gloves fit my hands perfectly, suffice to say these are my favorite hook and look gloves. The wrist support is ideal. The leather cuff is just long enough to give great support, but not so long that it hangs over the cuff. It's "just right", as far as length. I did notice that extra piece of leather people mention, but its just like they put a piece of leather at the tip. It doesn't bother me whatsoever and i find I can make a great fist, although, it's damn near impossible at this point to open up my fist. Quality: Come on guys, this is a custom made Fairtex item, all the stitches are in place and looks great, enough said Interior: I've also heard some talk about these gloves having rough material in the knuckle area. Well, this is also kind of true. It's not silk, but its still pretty easy on the hands. My old Zepol's were a lot rougher than these are. With basic mexican style handraps, It's even harder to notice. Protection: I find these gloves are the best of both worlds. You get a fantastic "pop", but your hands are well protected. Since they are mexican style, they do feel a little lighter than a traditional glove so they helps you feel even more powerful... Summary +Great Padding + Wrist support is great, length is just right +High quality craftsmanship +/ -Handmade gloves may have subtle difference between them, but they are both very very close as far as look and feel -Durability? These glove certainly look like they will last, time will tell though Cons -That piece of leather might both some people, but I can make a great fist with it, this is really kind of neutral -Thumb is pulled in slightly when you make a fist (I'm really reaching here as this isn't really problematic.) I honestly love these gloves. The fit, finish and padding is just awesome, and for the price you are getting handmade glove with attention to detail and great protection and "pop", not sure if you could get a better glove.