These are great gloves. I had to return them because they didn't fit my needs but I would still recommend them to anyone. They absorb shock well. These gloves are designed to be used with hand wraps as it is recommended to use hand wraps but due to my life circumstances it's very difficult for me to put on hand wraps for this reason when I tried the glove because it has a little bit extra space than I would like when you're landing power shots due to the open space not filled up with wraps It causes your hand to rattle even when your fist is in a clinched position.
These gloves again were designed for hand wraps and based off of my initial use of these gloves I would say that's accurate.
I was impressed how about the gloves handled shock my onlyadvice would be to maybe let the user break in the glove instead of having a preconfigured large hand cage to accommodate for wraps. Trust me I love to train I might not be able to walk but I always hit the heavy back but at the same time the hand cage will always get bigger regardless of whether it's preconfigured or really compact to begin with so I would advise that the company just make normal gloves so that when the user puts their hand in the glove it conforms to the user's hand That's the only thing missing with the s5s
The thumb is okay I wish it would be a little bit longer but again that broke over time. Hand position is good again just a little bit too wide on the inside. I would use a better liner though. But for $89 it's a nice pair. I know that wraps are important for the wrists but a nice tight fitting glove will also serve the same purpose