I’ve never actually owned a pair of really nice gloves before these and I’ve certainly never written a review on a pair of boxing gloves. I’m not going to write massive, long prose on subject matter like stitching, don’t worry! I think there’s someone on another site that’s done that already! 🙂 – just in case that sort of thing floats your boat.
The quality of the leather is really good. Soft and feels broken in blahdy, blahdy blah [ Sorry! ] but it’s the feel of the glove that’s on another level. Before this I was boxing in a pair of RDX T9 bag gloves which are about 37 GBP (about 50 USD). Putting those on and putting these Winning ones on… it’s like night and day. The first thing you notice when you’re punching is the balance. The weight distribution on these is amazing. I can’t really describe it any other way. They’re so well balanced that despite being 16oz, you can’t actually feel it.
I managed to pick these up on a good deal on ebay from the seller Kozuji for 220 GBP (288 USD) but I know that for some of the fancier colours you can easily add on another 80 USD. You can guess where the money is going. Materials (without doubt), craftsmanship (absolutely) but for me it’s the balance. When you lace those suckers up and they’re on your hands – they just feel great. It’s like you’ve got the boxing equivalent of Excalibur on your hands.
This is my first lace up pair but it’s actually a nice thing walking up to someone and asking them to help you lace up your gloves. I don’t know what it is but it can help break the ice if you’re in a different gym and you can use it as an excuse to introduce yourself.
They’re a premium price though – there’s no getting around that but if you’re into your training and boxing’s not just a casual fancy then I’d consider these. I’ve heard about the longevity and the quality of the padding as well. I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t regret them.
I love mine.