Society Nine’s boxing gloves are designed to have a fit that is more narrow and shallow than a traditional boxing glove. The intention is to have a fully contoured fit along your fist so that it feels conformed. While our glove weights are true to weight, please note that our fit is unique to Society Nine.
Reducing the depth and width of our gloves allows for a closer fit that prevents your hands from ‘floating’ when striking.
If you are new to combat sports or are not sure what size gloves would suit you best it is always a great idea to ask your coaches and/or trainers for their recommendations.
KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN OUR GLOVES
Our Bia Boxing Glove: The Bia Boxing Glove is made of leather, and has a much more contoured, conformed fit. It can be used for sparring, heavy bag work, and mitt work. They are not designed to fit with quick wraps / gel wraps.
The closest similarity we can offer based on feedback from our customers is that if you wear a 10oz glove in Twins, our 12oz Bia Boxing Glove fits a bit more similarly to that.
Additionally, our fit profiles are proportional to weight, so for instance - our 12oz Bia Boxing Glove will have an overall smaller construction than our 16oz Bia Boxing Glove.
Our Essentials Training Glove: we created this glove to accommodate beginners who like to use quick wraps, because we had enough demand from customers who use gel wraps that we found it necessary to create a high quality specialty glove for those just starting out.
The material we use there is a synthetic leather that has much more stretch and flexibility than leather (leather takes awhile to break in) so the cavity inside of the glove feels a bit more spacious to accommodate the bulkiness of a gel wrap. It’s also a versatile glove to use if you’re a more advanced student, and it can be used for heavy bag work and mitt work. We don’t recommend using it for sparring.
WHAT ARE YOU USING THE GLOVES FOR?
First, consider the type of combat sport or martial art you are practicing (Boxing, Muay Thai, Krav Maga, MMA, cardio boxing classes etc.) and second, consider the focus/intent of your training (speed, accuracy, power, sparring etc).
What combat sport are you practicing:
Many disciplines have their own approach or guidelines to the weight of gloves recommended.
What is the focus and intent of your training:
For an athlete that is new to combat sports, typically investing in any glove is sufficient so long as the fit is proper, in order to reduce the risk for injury. You don't want to get hurt coming out of the gate!
For an athlete who is more intermediate or advanced, it is common to own and use more than one pair of gloves. This is because particular gloves will be utilized for different types of training sessions.
For example, if an athlete is focusing on speed and accuracy, a smaller and lighter glove would be advantageous; whereas an athlete focusing on power would likely want the additional protection and support of a heavier glove.
Finally, if an athlete is sparring or participating in ‘live drilling’ most trainers would recommend a 16oz glove to offer the most protection to both athletes.
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