I sometimes use them to help with gripping a bar or a weight. A few at the gym are so rough they are brutal on my hands. I wear Men’s Harbinger gloves. I also have Women’s Nike, but they are shorter in the fingers and don’t protect my hands as much. I’m tall and have long fingers so the Men’s gloves offer better protection for me.
I have them for my hands and my feet! 🙂 I wear gloves when I train because I don’t like calluses, and I feel they give me a better grip. I also love the Five Finger barefoot shoes to train in, as I like to be on level ground when I work out, rather than having to fight a pair of running type shoes to keep my heels flat when lifting.