You don’t necessarily have to be a boxing professional to acquire a pair of boxing gloves. They may come in handy in certain circumstances, like when you want to punch someone in the face and you don’t want to hurt your hands – but this is not why I bought my latest pair of boxing gloves. The main purpose for which I acquired them was that I needed to do some bag training at the gym. I’m not planning anything dangerous with them, besides, maybe, sending the bag in my face.
My thoughts on these gloves
Training gloves are a bit different from the ones employed during boxing matches by professionals. Given the fact that a punching bag can seriously injure your hands when you hit it, they need to have a thicker padding than those designed to throw punches at a flesh and bone adversary, so that they are able to absorb shocks better. With this thought in mind I chose the Everlast Pro Style Training Gloves. In addition, Everlast has a good reputation and a long tradition in fabricating boxing equipment. I tried them for the first time yesterday and I absolutely loved them. The dense padding surrounds not only the front and back side of the glove, but preserves its thickness around your wrists as well, to protect them from shocks and possible injuries. Because these gloves were designed to be used by professionals, their shape take after your fists, to prompt an accurate punching technique that will not only prevent you from injuring your hands, but will also help you throw fast and powerful punches. In addition, to add to their ability to keep your hands safe, the pair includes the ThumbLok feature that protects the thumb from being injured by keeping it in the correct position while you train.
Of course, if you want your gloves to last, they need to be made with quality materials. This pair is made with synthetic leather especially engineered by Everlast to maintain its fresh appearance and not to crack for a long period of time. The gloves have a hook-and-loop Velcro strap that allows you to remove them fast and that adjusts the glove to your wrists perfectly. From what I’ve been able to notice until now, the clamps seem solid enough to last in time. However, you can acquire these with a lace-up system as well if you find it more reliable than clamps and they are available in several colors and sizes. I can’t wait to use them again!
If you want a closer look at these excellent gloves, you can watch this short clip I found online: