An excellent pair of gloves which offer enhanced defence via the shock absorbing 'shield' design. Have very much enjoyed wearing these for sparring sessions and have been very impressed by the gloves construction which is of a high quality of stitched leather with a generous amount of impact shock absorbing materials in all the right places. These gloves get better each time that they're worn and offer the feel and performance of a pair of gloves that would cost much more than what these are selling for. Genuine value from a brand offering unrivalled quality at an unrivalled price! I would highly recommend and look forward to ordering more equipment soon.