At the beginning these gloves were a little tight but eventually they stretched. I had them for a week and they do work pretty well for cardio kickboxing class although the seam on a thumb is already giving up. I wish they were in a different color. I tried on the black ones but they were much bigger, I guess somebody figured pink for women and black for men. That neon pink really stands out: at least two other women in my class have the same gloves, and also it gets dirty pretty fast.