Need a smaller pair of sparring gloves
The consolidated glove thread is unfortunately deader than disco, so this seemed like the best place to post this. Apologies if it needs to be moved.
So it's birthday time for me at the end of this month, and I always get bitten by the "need new gear" bug after a long enough time using the same things. Right now I'm sparring with 16oz Top King Airs. They're good gloves, but they're also effing huge. Like "cover your entire face behind one glove" huge, which is probably okay for bigger fighters, but I'm 5'5" at 140(ish) pounds. This has resulted in some unfortunate habits on defense, since I've gotten used to having two giant shields on my hands. So what I'm looking for is some recommendations for a more compact 16oz glove to work with. They don't have to be super tiny, but at least a little bit smaller would be nice. From what I remember of seeing Fairtex's newer models while I was in Thailand(these bad boys- http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/015...4x1024.jpg?214), those would be ideal, but I'm not sure I'm suave enough to convince my wife to drop a hundred dollars on new gloves for my birthday. It's always tough to really get a good idea from pictures online. Thanks in advance.