Quality gloves, but no longer made in the USA.
I've been weightlifting for the past ten years and have used gloves by Harbinger, Valeo, and Schiek. In my experience, Schiek gloves are the most durable. They tell you not to dry them, but I always throw my gloves in the dryer and they hold up fine - although they did shrink half a size the first time I tumble dried them. The padding is generous and thick and they work well for heavy lifting, although they are a bit too bulky for casual lifting. I have two pairs of gloves - some lightweight Valeos when I'm training to get trim, and the 540 Schieks when I am going through a heavy lifting cycle to build muscle. If you're not callus-prone and you don't typically lift very heavy weights, you will probably find these gloves stiff, bulky, and restrictive. You would be better off getting a lighter, lower-end glove. If you power lift, however, these gloves are among the best. They offer the most stability and protection and the wrist wraps are first class and go a long way in preventing injury.
Now, why did I deduct one star? Part of the reason I preferred Schiek over the other brands was because they proudly proclaimed that all of their training merchandise is made in WI, USA. I didn't mind paying a little extra to help save domestic labor. Although they still manufacture the wrist straps and back braces in the US, Schiek now makes their gloves in Pakistan. Schiek's website has been a little deceitful about the outsourcing. Their website formerly said, All Schiek products are made in the USA, but now when you visit their website, they write, Most Schiek products are made in the USA. They fail to mention that one of their most popular items, the lifting gloves, are now manufactured overseas. Note that the Schiek gloves are still some of the most expensive amateur lifting gloves you can buy, so it isn't like Schiek's letting us in on the discount. I ordered these gloves after my old gloves fell apart after using them regularly for five years. I didn't even think about it - the glove looked the same with the big ol' American flag and the made in USA emblazoned all over the website. You can imagine my dismay and surprise when I received these gloves and found made in Pakistan on the tag. A quick inspection of the gloves shows the quality to be the same, but I probably won't know until a few years later if the quality really is identical to my old Schiek gloves.
Case in point, these are still good lifting gloves, but for fellow long-time customers (and new potential ones) of Schiek gloves, you can find gloves of comparable quality by Valeo and Harbinger for $10-20 cheaper and they're all made overseas now, so what's the difference? Official Amazon review of Schiek Sports Schiek Gloves 540. Click for additional reviews.