If you know a cheaper site that ships internationally, you should share. Otherwise, it just seems like a lot of talk. Here's Americaya (アメリカ屋) in Japan: https://search.rakuten.co.jp/search/mall/アメリカ屋+winning/ That was perennially the cheapest and none of their 16oz gloves get remotely close to 232€ ($281). Americaya's cheapest 16 oz gloves are $328 (270€) and currently ship domestically in Japan. Winning-usa is cheaper than these other options at $310 (255€) and still not that low. Here's the cheapest spot I could find in Japan that sells Winning for $282 (233€) https://item.rakuten.co.jp/fujisan-budougu/boxing1-1454/ If people want to try this route, they would need to set up a Japanese mail forwarding service at some place like tenso.com So the Fujisan Budougu (Mt Fuji Martial Art Supply) site would ship free to tenso and then tenso would ship to wherever you are in the world. Tenso requires address & identity verification. They also won't ship from Japan to you for free, it costs money. From experience, for those in the States this probably won't be a cheaper option than Winning-usa after considering shipping & tax, plus Winning-usa will be faster. Now I'm not an expert at shopping for gear in Europe, but from poking around online stores in France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK - there are no online gear shops in those countries selling Winning remotely close to these prices.