New Classification of Glove
What do you think about the idea of a new classification for gloves like Ringside IMF gloves, Title Gel gloves, and (possibly) Top Ten sparring/training gloves?
These gloves have very special foam that holds up well to extended use and doesn't break down quickly.
This durability makes them still acceptable for sparring; as long as common sense is used in recognizing when the padding is beginning to fail.
Another brand I see used often but not mentioned much is Top Contender, between 16 and 20 ounces, I've even seen these gloves used by pros. I can only vouch for getting hit by them- i prefer to get hit by them than any weight of glove in the Everlast "high performance" line (guy was sparring me last night with the 12 ounce aerobic ones; NO WONDER my nose started bleeding).
Winning gloves are one of the last few on my wish list and probably the last gloves I'll buy - I think they're $250 now.
Everlast professional gloves have a very comfortable pocket. Used to have a pair of 18oz professional training gloves from everlast. The only problem I had with them was the fill. Punching with them on would sound like air being squeezed out of a water raft with a hole in it (feel like that too). After a little while there was what I can only assume was "synthetic horse hair" that started coming through the pocket of the glove. These little, black, pieces of plastic string would be poking my hands. I'd pull one out and the next time 2 more would start poking. Gave 'em to a buddy who absolutely adored them.