These gloves protect hands only in the places where impact occurs so they stay fully flexible. Rubber pads on the back of the hands protect against knocks without creating stiffness. The PVC SureGrip palm patches provide excellent grip and are cushioned for comfort. The entire length of the thumb crotch features a tough Kevlar patch that extends the life of the glove in the highest-wear area. The hook-and-loop wrist closure produces a snug custom fit.