MMA Sparring Glove Review
If you’re looking for a quality MMA Sparring Glove, watch a video review above of the Shooto MMA Sparring Glove.
Below is the product video review transcript.
Here’s a review on our MMA shooto glove. Now this glove is sanctioned by MMA Australasia so it’s an approved piece of equipment for the sanctioning bodies in Australia. It’s an all leather Shooto glove with beautiful high density, high memory foam in the knuckle area. Which really is important when you’re striking. These are going to be used for sparring (MMA light sparring) and in the cage, so you need something that is well-protected across the knuckles.
So let’s just slip one on and I’ll show you a bit about it. You can see it’s got a full wrap wrist. You come through an elastic sleeve here and sometimes as you can see the brand new packaging takes a bit of fiddling. So it has Punchcool® lining inside here to prevent slip. There’s absolutely no movement in my wrists so it really has locked me in really nicely.
You can see the padding here comes down and tapers so there’s no real bar here or big gap that you can lock in when you’re being grappled. So we’ve got gel thumb protection over this knuckle joint here and then we have full leather fingers ventilated with a thumb insert open palm for grappling. So as a general MMA glove for sparring and for doing grappling work with strikes this is the glove.
It’s chosen by the MMA Australia approval system for their events so having said that there are other uses for this glove besides hardcore MMA cage fighting. I find this glove very very useful on our man shield. So if you want to do any pounding, ground drills on bags these have sufficient padding and shaped well enough to be able to use on a bag without getting that roll.
So if you don’t get good padding, you’ll find you hit and roll a lot. With the wrist support and this padding here you don’t bend your fingers up. You really can train hard and get that fist like feel and at the same time you’ve got a lot of knuckle protection. So the Shooto glove from Punch® Equipment is a high quality product, leather construction, full wrist wrap and with the high memory injected mould padding, you can’t go past it for protection.
It’s the best thing besides moving up to a boxing glove which obviously will be no good for grappling. So this is your go-to choice if you want to do MMA light sparring with face contact using a grappling glove.