This is my first ever GK gloves. I used to be a defender until injury forced me out and when I made a come back, I took up GK.
I play for corporate team on turf ground to help you understand the kind of usage I have. I play once/twice a week.
The Gloves does a brilliant job in keeping your hand flexible and the ability to hold the ball. The football doesn't slip while throwing the ball around and you sense a good grip of the ball. The cushion is good enough to absorb the shock from long range fast shots, thereby reducing the impact you feel in your hands.
Do purchase a SOFT 300 MENS wrist support to help you control your wrist movements against close range power shots.
I haven't used any other GK gloves, so, I wouldn't know that how fast the gloves wears off. After my first match, the gloves did look like it's been used for some time now and little part of the palm facing latex started to peel. Post my second game, it didn't seem to have further damage. I feel that these gloves can run for 6 months if played occasionally but for a regular GK, I'm not so sure. I recommend you check with the store sales reps to have a better understanding. I'm also not sure if the experience of using Nike GK gloves is the same (it's pricey).
The gloves comes with a cover and that's handy. You don't have to juggle the gloves to stick into your Football bag.
Hope the review helps in you making an informed decision.
Very good product. was able to collect and throw football without any difficulty.