These gloves have great padding. I was getting some ulnar nerve symptoms and have arthritis in my thumb joint. The ulnar nerve problems are gone and there is padding that protects my thumb. The fit is perfect.
I think they run a bit small. They work well and Ive held up well over the 500 miles Ive done so far this year. I definitely dont notice the numbness in my hands that I noticed last year but I also did some adjustments to my handlebars.