CenturyÂ® Boxing Glove With Diamond Tech? (women's) Pink 10 oz.
Everlast EverGel Hand Wraps (Yellow, Small)
Everlast ProTex2 EverGel 16-Ounce Training Gloves (Large / X-Large)
Ringside Super Bag Gloves
Finding the right kick boxing gloves is of absolute paramount
importance in kickboxing. It can make or break (literally!) your day.
And it is also of extreme importance to select the proper gloves so as to enhance your ability to get the most out of your kickboxing session.
the right gloves makes the entire process of learning a lot easier.
That is why following these tips will be so very helpful:
and foremost, stay away from any vinyl glove set that is under $30.
These are the lowest of quality of kick boxing gloves and they undermine
the main purpose of procuring the gloves in the first place.
That is, they do not protect your hands adequately. You do not want to
work with cheap kick boxing gloves that offer minimal
The type of gloves that you use for kickboxing is the same as those that would be used for traditional boxing.
This is true regardless of the style of kickboxing you would be taking part in. Savate, Thai Boxing, classic American kickboxing, and K-1 style kickboxing all employ the same type of boxing gloves.
Yes, it is true that certain kick boxing gloves market themselves towards a specific sport. Everlast and Ringside are strong brands in the boxing world.
Twins and Revgear often promote themselves for Thai boxing and K-1 style competitions. However, this is more of a marketing strategy that anything else.
There is, however, an enormous difference between boxing/kick boxing gloves and MMA gloves. The main difference is that MMA gloves are significantly lighter and the fingers are free.
Everlast gloves are certainly fine for Thai boxing and Twins would
be fine for USA Boxing bouts. The key here is that you want kick boxing
gloves produced by a name manufacturer that will deliver a quality
The gloves are designed in such a way so as to promote
effective clinching and grappling techniques. Attempting to perform MMA
striking/grappling combination drills with traditional boxing gloves is
usually an awkward proposition. So, if you are mixing up with grappling,
you would probably want MMA gloves.
A word of warning:
Sparring with MMA gloves brings with it an additional concern. Namely,
the lighter the gloves, the harder the impact of the high will be.
These gloves are super light and do not land easy when you get hit by
them even when you are wearing a face cage type headgear.
the type of drills you perform when wearing MMA boxing gloves will have
some limitations as well. For example, it probably is not a great idea
to perform a heavy bag workout with MMA gloves unless you are directly
training for MMA competition.
In short, if you are involved in a
straight kickboxing workout, you will want to stick with traditional
boxing and kick boxing gloves. They won't do you wrong!
The right gloves:
When you do select your boxing gloves, you
will have a choice between leather and vinyl. Leather is more expensive
and it is also more recommended.
Leather is more durable, lasts
longer, and handles a great many workouts without showing wear and tear.
Even with heavy use, a pair of leather gloves can last 5+ years without
being replaced. Vinyl gloves are decidedly lacking when compared to
However, it is not uncommon for quality vinyl
gloves to be produced by name brand manufacturers. But, in general,
leather kick boxing gloves is usually the best option.
Velcro or Lace:
may wonder if there is a difference between laced gloved and Velcro
ones. Honestly, both are fine but Velcro is much easier to fasten making
it the preferred choice for people working out in the gym. Laces are
often preferred by those that compete on the amateur or pro circuit.
Weight of the Gloves:
weight of the gloves come in the form of 10oz, 12oz, 14oz, and 16oz.
You will select the gloves based on your body weight as well as your
Men that are over 170lbs will generally use 16oz gloves and those under 170lbs will use 14oz.
Women over 140 often will use 14oz, those in between 115 - 139 will use 12oz, and those under 114 can use 10oz.
Is this true in all cases?
you can modify these rules depending upon your situation. A man
weighing 190lbs may select 10oz or 12oz gloves when performing in Savate
classes since the gloves need to move freely and easily to catch the
incoming point of the shoe.
A light weight female may opt to wear
16oz if she wishes to boost her cardio. Again, there are no hard and
fast rules unless you are sparring in the ring which will require
heavier gloves for protection purposes.
speaking of protection always be sure to wrap your hands. This will
keep the wrist and knuckle bones aligned and straight. That reduces the
potential for an injury significantly.
We offer some gloves that we feel are quality
in our store.
If you do not see what you are looking for, try these brands.
Bad Boy Fight Apparel is a very good brand. Bad Boy comes from a BJJ background. They offer one pair of gloves in their pro line. Fighter Warehouse
has Everlast, Hayabusa Fightwear and Stitch boxing gloves. They offer free shipping in the US and Canada.
As mentioned above, Revgear Sports Co. prides itself it Muay Thai and their gloves reflect that.