A few months prior to getting these, I shelled out the money to buy a pair of Franklin gloves, thinking they would last a year. After about 400 swings a week for 3 months, they were completely worn out. I was in the area and stopped by the store to pick up these gloves, and so far the are amazing. They feel very soft and durable. The feel when holding the bat is much more comfortable. Knowing how they are built, I expect them to last for a long time!